A virtual reinvention

Jan Katzmarczyk. Photo courtesy of Jan Katzmarczyk

Being a polyglot tour guide in Berlin is tough enough, but it’s impossible in the time of the pandemic when no one is traveling. Even Jan Katzmarczyk, who is no stranger to danger after working for years in Afghanistan, is finding the new COVID-19 environment challenging.

But he’s trying to look on the bright side: “there’s no rocket attacks, there’s no bombs falling. So that’s the big advantage already.”  - Jan Katzmarczyk

The 48-year-old from Friedrichshain is also hoping to reinvent himself — online — with a helping hand from a government trying to protect jobs and businesses from collapse in the age of the coronavirus.

Listen to learn how he’s doing it.