Ever wanted to know where Kurt Tucholsky had his book bar and why Erich Kastner had to work as a script writer for the UFA under a pseudonym?
This tour explores some of Berlin's most fascinating literary figures as well as the today lesser-known heritage of City West. We examine some of the key Weimar writers - intellectuals like Walter Benjamin and Franz Hessel, novelists and journalists such as Tucholsky, Joseph Roth and Vicky Baum - as well as the places they congregated.
Along the way we will and explore some of the key places associated with the post-war literary scene such as the Kantstrasse and Zoo Station, and read excerpts from some key works, introduce some lesser-known literary figures such as Jörg Fauser and Gert Ledig.
About the Tour Leaders
Marcel Krueger is a writer living in Berlin and Dublin. His essays and stories have been published in the Daily Telegraph, Süddeutsche Zeitung and CNN Travel. Together with Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle and other Irish writers Marcel holds the world record for ‘Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books'.
Paul Sullivan is a writer, photographer and the founder of Slow Travel Berlin. He has written several guidebooks about Berlin - including the Rough Guide to Berlin and National Geographic's Walking Berlin - and abundant articles for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, National Geographic UK and more. He also runs STB's Prenzlauer Berg tour and Improve Your Photography workshop.
Note: Marcel and Paul are currently working on a literary guide to Berlin, to be published by I.B.Tauris in 2016.
€20 per person for 2 hours. Private tours and groups can be arranged in advance.