Ich bin kein Berliner
The most well known and beloved Berliner leads a tour through his city – a travel guide of the most different sort. “I am not a Berliner… I don’t really know my way around here very well. Fifteen years ago I came to East Berlin for reasons that are still a mystery to me. The journey proved to be a fatal decision. Once here, no one can get away. Berlin binds.” Wladimir Kaminer There is probably no better-known Berliner than Wladimir Kaminer, and none better to introduce the city in all its facets to tourists. In his usual comical-charming style, he brings readers closer to his new native city by spanning the spectrum from a short introduction on Berlin history and stories about the sights to see to the behaviour of Japanese tourists. Along with these, he provides small walking tour routes, bidding readers to follow him through the city, and the addresses of unusual and original restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Press “He is a bottomless barrel of stories. And he is just getting better.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung Author Wladimir Kaminer was born in 1967 and has lived in Berlin since 1990. He has his own television program on WDR, and is famous not least for his popular nightclub show Russendisco. The short story collection of the same name has, like his other books, since achieved cult status.