Walking in Berlin.

Hessel, Franz.

Picture of Walking in Berlin.
Originally published in Germany in 1929, he captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording evidence of the seismic shifts shaking German culture of the time. Nearly all the pieces take the form of a walk or outing, focusing on a theme or part of the city and many end at a theatre, cinema or club. Today, all the areas he visited are still prominent and interesting. Superb writing, a book to be savoured.


SKU: 9781911344728


Take a walk around 1920s Berlin with one of its greatest luminaries. In this timeless guide, originally published in Germany in 1929, Franz Hessel invites his readers to join him on a stroll through Weimar-era Berlin, taking in some of the most fascinating sights the city has to offer, many of which still exist in some form today. From the Alexanderplatz to Kreuzberg, his record of them has become priceless; as has his fascinating commentary on the seismic shifts shaking German culture at the time. Superbly written, and as fresh today as when it first appeared, this is a book to be savoured.

Book Details

Author Hessel, Franz.
Format PB
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Number of Pages 272
Publish Date 10/05/2018
Catalogue Lim79
Catalogue book number 19