Author(s): Alana Stone
Analogue Guides are a series of curated city guidebooks featuring high-quality, low-key venues distilled through the lens of the neighborhood. Each neighborhood is complemented by a concise set of sophisticated listings, including restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and serendipitous finds, all illustrated with photographs. The listings are supplemented by user-friendly maps to facilitate navigation of the cityscape. By highlighting aspects of the urban patina frequently lost under the corporate veil of large restaurant groups and ubiquitous chains, the mood and feel of each unique city is captured. The result is a compact, efficient manual celebrating the ingenuity of the contemporary metropolis.Berlin is probably the most happening city in Europe today and certainly the most fascinating of the continent's major capitals. Though undoubtedly a more mainstream city than it was two decades ago, its unique history has left it with a diverse set of neighborhoods, architecture, and people. In the former East, Mitte has dramatically shifted from socialist decay to the embodiment of contemporary Berlin, boasting innovative retail and a vibrant art and cafe scene. The city's alternative-creative edge has spilled from Kreuzberg into Neukolln. In the West, Charlottenburg and Schoneberg exude the air of prosperous 20th-century West Germany. Including a U-Bahn map, the guide charts the best of what this unparalleled city has to offer.
Alana Stone is a wine specialist with an editorial background. She is fluent in five languages and has lived in eight countries. She lives in New York City.