Rachel Glassberg: Words

Rachel Glassberg is a Berlin-based journalist, editor and copywriter whose areas of expertise include food, travel, music, and the city of Berlin, among many others.

Formerly deputy editor of the English-language magazine Exberliner, she now heads its food section (as Jane Silver) in addition to writing for clients including The Guardian and Frommer’s Travel Guides.


“New life for Switzerland’s hippy valley”, Guardian travel piece exploring Valle Onsernone in Ticino

“The dry wave”, Exberliner article on “sober-curious” millenials in Berlin

“Village people”, reporting on Brandenburg’s new digital nomad scene for online magazine Next Generation Living


Travel guides: Frommer’s Switzerland (2019); Frommer’s Germany (2016)

Exberliner features: All about Berlin’s crayfish invasion, exploring women*-only music initiatives, the Syrian takeover of Sonnenallee, the new wave of anti-Semitism, the draconian music rights organisation GEMA, getting to the root of Germany’s fascination with the American Old West at a line dancing bar and a Wild West theme park, buying Bitcoin during the cryptocurrency’s first price hike in 2014, getting rejected from fancypants clubs, Foodsharing adventures gone awry and much more

Interviews: Olafur Eliasson, the late Mark E. Smith, Jenny Hval and Berlin locals from Gurr to Andre de Ridder to Batman