Berlin, the capital of Germany with an area of approximately 890 square km and 3.5 million inhabitants, is the largest city of Germany consisting of 12 districts and is the second most popular metropolitan city in Europe. Around one-third of the city area covers forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes which turn Berlin into the well-known green city and a very good place to live in.
Berlin is rich of phenomenal history from being a capital of margraviate of Brandenburg in 14th century to the Kingdom of Prussia in 17th century and German Empire during the 18th-19th century followed by the Weimarer Republic and the Third Reich. After World War 2, the city was divided into eastern and western parts which each followed a different political system and were separated by the Berlin wall. In 1990, Germany was reunified and once again Berlin was designated as the capital of united Germany.
The capital is not only the center of politics and a dynamic economic region in Europe but also a world famous city of multi-culture, fashion, media and manifold science. Its economy is based on highly innovative tech firms and the service sector, covering a wide range of creative industries and research. Berlin’s infrastructure has solid rail traffic connections, a highly complex public transportation system and the most sophisticated information technology and communication. Significant industries also include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, clean tech, biotechnology, construction and electronics.
Modern Berlin is home to world famous universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues and is host to many sporting events. Its urban setting has made it a sought-after location for international film productions. The city is well known for massive festivals during the year, diverse enchant architecture, nightlife and contemporary arts. Over the last decade Berlin has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene. The metropolis is a popular tourist destination and attracts more than 11 million visitors every year.
Right now the capital is in the top rankings for growth comparing to other federal countries in Germany. The rents and living costs remain moderate while the city offers a high living standard. This attracts young and well-educated professionals, scientists, artists and entrepreneurs to come to Berlin. Many companies have expanded and moved their head-quarters to Berlin. These have turned Berlin into the central metropolis in Europe.