Wolfgang Büscher: A Spring in Jerusalem

Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco

For his newest book Ein Frühling in Jerusalem (A Spring in Jerusalem), veteran journalist Wolfgang Büscher moves to the city’s Old Town district, living first in an Arab hostel at the Jaffa Gate, then a Greek convent from the Crusader period, retracing European footsteps from nearly two thousand years ago. He visits the Garden of Gethsemane, wanders through streets of Arab men drinking cardamom coffee and smoking hookahs, and spends one night locked in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Hear this award-winning writer recount his journey through a city reverberating with politics, religion, and prophecy.