‘I can’t imagine being in a city that I could love more than Berlin’

‘I can’t imagine being in a city that I could love more than Berlin’

The Local’s series The New Berliners explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the final installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with Sophie, a transgender bookshop owner from Britain.

‘I don’t feel at home here, it’s clear I’ll remain a foreigner’

‘I don’t feel at home here, it’s clear I’ll remain a foreigner’

‘Going back is so foreign – I speak Polish with a German accent’

‘Going back is so foreign – I speak Polish with a German accent’

‘I’m Russian, my husband Turkish, my daughter Irish – we married in Denmark’

‘I’m Russian, my husband Turkish, my daughter Irish – we married in Denmark’

‘I was sure Berlin was a cold place’

‘I was sure Berlin was a cold place’

‘The first time we were arrested I was eight years old’

‘The first time we were arrested I was eight years old’

‘My two-year-old speaks more German than I do’

‘My two-year-old speaks more German than I do’

‘If I got paid for every smile I’d be a rich man’

‘If I got paid for every smile I’d be a rich man’

‘The little Asian you’ll never forget’

‘The little Asian you’ll never forget’