This publication examines the relationship between architecture, urban spaces and the current trend of city tourism. To begin with, the volume broaches the issue of the physical effects and the resulting spatial consequences that tourism has on Berlin. Amongst other things, this book presents the historical development of Berlin’s sights depicted in the Baedeker guidebook from 1895 to the present day.
In the second, more theory-based part of the book, various articles provide an insight into the current global development, using examples such as the “Metropol Parasol” in Sevilla. The final chapter of The Tourist City Berlin focuses on specific topics such as the construction of a new city center by the art scene.
„Architecture has seldom been as popular as during this era of urban tourism, and is increasingly often, in its numerous forms, the tourist’s goal in itself.“