Berlin through the eyes of someone who has lived on its streets

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DPA

Klaus Seilwinder pulls out a photo of a playground that was for many years his home. The 15 people standing around him in the fashionable district of Mitte take a closer look at the park as their tour guide spells out his past. Seilwinder lived on the streets of the German capital from 2002 to 2009, battling with alcoholism. Now he is one of several people who used to be homeless who take tourists on guides of the city, working for the non-profit organization Querstadtein, which loosely translates as “across the city.” Seilwinder’s tour takes his visitors through different parts of his life on…

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