Sex, intoxication, downfall§§§Wicked and shady – this is the image we still have of Weimar Berlin. Down to the present day, Roaring Twenties’ Berlin is considered a paragon of the debauched city – the modern-day variant of whoring Babylon or the Cities of the Plain. It’s hardly surprising that even now film-makers, musicians, and fashion designers look back to its decadent charm for inspiration.
Sündiges Berlin ("Voluptuous Panic") tells the story of the city’s moral collapse following the First World War, the hardships of the age of inflation, and the rise of Berlin’s amusement industry to an international crowd puller. You didn’t go to Berlin to frequent posh restaurants; in Berlin, more kinky adventures were beckoning…
On 288 pages, "Sündiges Berlin – Die zwanziger Jahre: Sex, Rausch, Untergang" gives you voyeurism at its best in broadsheet – with numerous photos, nude pictures, historical documents, deep research, and vicious anecdotes.
The book includes a 40-page travel guide to the sinful and relevant venues of night-time Berlin as well as an audio CD featuring 60 minutes of original recordings of vintage music.