Christiane Reiter, a freelance author based in Berlin and Switzerland, studied journalism at the University of Eichstatt and worked as a travel editor for Ringier Publishing in Munich and Zurich. She then established the travel section of the newly founded Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for Taschen since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel.
Internationally acclaimed photographer Deidi von Schaewen was born and brought up in Berlin. She has worked extensively with the international press as a freelance photographer. Barbara Sichtermann, long-time Berlin resident and journalist with the prestigious newspaper "Die Zeit," has published several essays and novels about the city.