Lonely Planet Six Degrees is the new flagship series produced by Lonely Planet.
Playful, sassy, street smart and unexpected, Lonely Planet Six Degrees connects to what makes each city special - the people that live in it. By emphasising the human dimension of travel Lonely Planet Six Degrees moves beyond sightseeing and offers the surest way of being whisked off your feet and fast-tracked to the heart of a city.
Presenter Toby Amies hooks up with pup-peteer Christian Bahrmann as he gives the big bad wolf a workout. Christian puts Toby in touch with the Natural Born Golfers who've taken the distinctly unsexy game of golf and reinvented it as an extreme urban sport. Getting into the swing, Toby meets surreal performance artist Maren Strack, a one-woman compendium of avant garde Berlin art with a penchant for hanging from tall trees by her hair.
Toby gets a crash course in chess-boxing - the ultimate challenge for the body and the mind - from world champ Iepe the Joker, and cycles the route of the Berlin Wall with architect Benjamin Koehrich who takes him to meet one of the city's longest surviving squatters.
Toby gets a taste of the high life at an elite garden party hosted by art patron Jorg Starke, who hooks Toby up with Russian painter Nikolai Makarov - the Bernie Ecclestone of Berlin's cockroach racing scene.