a Berlin native, worked as a chief reporter for the East Berlin paper Der Morgen until 1991. After the Wall fell, he joined the metro section of Tagesspiegel, Berlin's leading daily. He als published the book Fernsehturm Berlin.  He likes to listen to music (especially classical), loves Italy, and is a member of the Berlin 1 FC Union soccer club.
Informative and full of anecdotes – a search for angelic traces in the city.

Andreas Conrad, Der Tagesspiegel

Wings of Desire — Angels of Berlin is a whimsical, colorful photo collection of the many angels that watch over Berlin, from the city’s gates and bridges, church steeples, museums, and ancient cemeteries. Some stand proudly above the entrances of mansions, and some are modestly hidden in back yards. We’ll meet angels from the Wim Wenders landmark movie as well as Marlene Dietrich, the famous “Blue Angel,” and the angelic singer Hildegard Neff. Berlin angels also dance at parades, linger in icecream parlors, and decorate Christmas markets. And even some pets in Berlin have their very own guardian angel. This book will warm your heart.

Wings of Desire

Angels of Berlin 


By Lothar Heinke

Lothar Heinke