Berlin, capital of Germany

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Berlin city information with its 12 districts and always new attractions on every corner, offers Berlin a wealth of experiences that are unsurpassed.

The Berlin districts offer a huge number of restaurants, hotels, shopping facilities, cultural and entertainment and everything contains the power and charm that makes up this city.

Berlin, capital of Germany

Germany is located on the continent of Europe. The Federal Republic has 16 federal states. Berlin is the seat of government and capital of the Federal Republic of Germany with 12 districts.

Almost 4 million inhabitants live in the big city.

Berlin lives from tourism, cultural economy, universities, trade fairs and congresses, logistics, medical technology, pharmaceutical industry, communication technology, finance, trade and is an international location for innovative company founders.

Our universities, research institutions, museums and sporting events enjoy the best international reputation.

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Berlinstadtservice is the capital portal Berlin and reflects the entire range of the Berlin city life again.

The capital portal is aimed at Berlin citizens, to tourists, to Berlin companies as well as to all Interested in Berlin.

Our Berlin city information offers valuable data, history, geography, climate and information about the districts, politics, local transport, the numerous sights, the colorful events, the beautiful landscape and nature.


Berlin is the cultural melting pot of Germany. With a good 3.9 million inhabitants, the city population is the most populous and the largest municipality in Germany with 892 square kilometers.

Many guest workers from southern Europe, Turkey, Russian Germans, Jews from Eastern Europe came to the city. Today, citizens from around 190 states live in the city.

There are more than 25 groups, each with more than 10,000 people, who have a migration background. How many inhabitants Berlin actually has is unclear. It is estimated that live in Berlin between 250,000 and 500,000 unregistered immigrants, mainly from Africa, Asia and the Balkans. See more Data »


From the inhabitants Berlin's are about 16.1% Protestant and 8.9% Catholic. About 75% of the population belongs to other denominations and religions.

Brandenburger Tor

The cultural heritage of immigrants

People from all over the world have made Berlin what it represents today. Multiculti is the cultural heritage of the past and will continue to shape the European metropolis of Berlin.

The Berliner and the In summer, Berliners love cafés, street restaurants, beer gardens, barbecue areas, roof terraces and beach bars. You can cool off in a beer garden, attend open air concerts or simply relax with friends in one of the numerous parks.

In winter, they visit the numerous Christmas markets and shopping streets and in between they go to one of the countless museums, theaters and cultural institutions.

Tourists take advantage of the wide range of city tours, sightseeing on the bus or take a steamer ride on a steamer along the Spree and Havel.

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ILast year, the country's nominal gross domestic product (GDP) was Berlin 129.5 billion euros. That lies Berlin in second place of all federal states in the increase in gross domestic product. The GDP per capita is 31,504 euros, which corresponds to about 92% of the national average.

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Capital data - City information

  • Continent: Europe
  • Country: Germany
  • Classification: Capital
  • Special feature: seat of government
  • Districts: 12
  • Postal codes: 10115 - 14199
  • Area code: 030
  • License plate: B
  • Size: 892 km²
  • Geographical location: ♁52° 31′ N, 13° 24′ O
  • Landscape: forest, lake, settlement
  • Climate: temperate climate zone
  • Population: 3.5 million inhabitants
  • Religion: Christian influenced
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    Museum Island

    The Museum Island and its museums

    Five museums form the ensemble on the Museum Island. The highlight in the New Museum is the famous bust of Nefertiti and a faithful Egyptian court, mummies and valuable papyrus rolls. Next to the Lustgarten, the Old Museum welcomes you with the mighty rotund dome. Behind the mighty columns you reach the collection with Roman and Greek sculpture. The Alte Nationalgalerie is dedicated to German painting. In the northern part of the Museum Island is the Bode Museum with its striking dome. Inside is the Coin Cabinet and the Museum of Byzantine Art.

    The Museum Island is our pride


    Federal Republic of Germany

    Country code
    Berlin: 030
    Germany: 049

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    Capital data

    Berlin coat of arms

    Berlin is the federal capital and seat of government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    As a city state, Berlin is an independent state and forms the center of the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan region.

    With 3.9 million inhabitants, the capital is the most populous and largest city in Germany.

    By inhabitants, the metropolis is the second largest and the fifth largest city in the European Union by area.


    The city is divided into 12 districts with districts and is crossed by the rivers Havel and Spree. A city district is an administrative unit in Berlin. City districts only exist from a certain number of inhabitants in order to be able to manage them close to the citizen

    District coat of arms

    Stadtbezirk Mitte, Wedding, Tiergarten
    Stadtbezirk Neukölln
    Stadtbezirk Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
    Stadtbezirk Tempelhof-Schöneberg
    Stadtbezirk Lichtenberg-Hohenschönhausen
    Stadtbezirk Marzahn-Hellersdorf
    Stadtbezirk Pankow-Prenzlauer Berg-Weissensee
    Stadtbezirk Treptow-Köpenick
    Stadtbezirk Steglitz-Zehlendorf
    Stadtbezirk Reinickendorf
    Stadtbezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
    Stadtbezirk Spandau

    Berlin data - City information


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    Touristen Information Berlin

    How was Berlin to the federal capital of Germany?

    In the year 1237 Berlin was first mentioned in a document. In the course of its history, Berlin was the residence and capital of Brandenburg, Prussia and Germany.

    In 1701 through Berlin, the coronation of Frederick I as king in Prussia became the Prussian capital, which was made by the edict for the formation of the Royal Residence Berlin by merging the cities of Berlin, Cölln, Friedrichswerder, Dorotheenstadt and Friedrichstadt on the 17th. January 1709 became official.

    After the end of the Second World War, the city was divided by the victorious powers. East Berlin had the function of the capital of the German Democratic Republic from 1949. Read more on: Berlin capital of the GDR »

    West Berlin was a free city. After the end of the Second World War in 1945, it was administered by the three Western occupying powers USA, United Kingdom and France. The city was ruled by the Senate of Berlin »

    With the case of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the German reunification in 1990 received Berlin returns to its role as the all-German capital. Read more on: Berlin Federal Capital of Germany »


    Tourist Information Berlin

    TIB - Tourist Information Berlin

    On our subpages Tourist Information Berlin (TIB) you will find extensive information about citizens, data, history, culture, language, religion, politics, nature and economy.

    In our capital portal you will get a quick overview of the most important sights, the unique architecture, the unsurpassed landscape, the monuments and all information relevant to tourists about hotels, restaurants, many events and cultural offers, significant sights and far-reaching city information not only for tourists.


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    Berlin Local transport

    Local transportation

    Detailed information about the city's public transport (BVG).

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  • Rate
  • Means of transport

  • Sightseeing features


    Visit Berlin sights with numerous possibilities.

  • Museum
  • Exhibition
  • Building
  • Monument

  • Landscape


    Landscapes, parks, places, rivers and lakes for hiking and relaxing.

  • Green area, park
  • Waters, island
  • Forest
  • Agriculture

  • Agencies and public authorities in der Hauptstadt

    Office and authority

    Simply structured overview of all offices and authorities of the capital.

  • Federal Government, Embassies
  • Senate, Town Hall, District Office
  • Registry office, citizens' office
  • Public order office, police departments

  • City tour


    Tourists Highlite with city tours by bus, steamer, sting or on foot.

  • Bus tour
  • Steamboat ride
  • Rickshaw, bicycle tour, walking tours
  • Sightseeing flight, bunker tour

  • To know


    What you should definitely know about the largest city in Germany.

  • Data
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Culture

  • Erotika


    The city is known for its eroticism beyond the city limits.

  • Street line
  • Brothel
  • Sex cinema
  • Escort

  • Government office

    Offices and authorities

    Signpost through offices and authorities in the city Berlin - Germany.

  • Asylum
  • Embassy
  • Job Center
  • Housing office


    City History - City Information

    City History

    Berlin on the move

    Since reunification in 1990, Berlin has been the federal capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    In the course of history, the city was the capital of German states several times, in particular it was the capital of the Margrave/Electorate of Brandenburg, the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire.

    In fact, the eastern part of the city was the capital of the German Democratic Republic.

    The city is an important center of politics, media, culture and science in Europe.

    The metropolis is an important transport hub and one of the most visited cities on the continent.

    Outstanding institutions such as universities, research institutions and museums enjoy international recognition.

    Artists and cultural workers from all over the world live and work in the capital.

    History, nightlife and its diverse architecture are internationally known and respected.

    The capital is a tourist attraction and a sought-after destination for people from all cultures of the world.


    Geographical location

    The geographical location of the city is based on the Red Town Hall and is 52° 31′ 6′′ north latitude and 13° 24′ 30′′ eastern longitude.

    The largest extension of the federal capital is 45 km (east-west) and 38 km (north-south).

    The capital of Germany has a total area of 892 km².

    The federal capital is completely surrounded by the state of Brandenburg and about 70 km from the Polish border.

    The city is crossed by the Spree in an east-west direction.

    The northeastern part Berlin is located on the plateau of the Barnim and in the southwest area it is on the plateau of the Teltow.


    Climate zone

    Berlin is located in the temperate climate zone at the transition from the maritime to the continental climate.

    The average annual temperature in Dahlem is 8.9 °C and the average annual rainfall is 581 mm.

    The warmest months are July and August with an average of 18.5 and 17.7 °C respectively, and the coldest January and February with −0.6 and −0.3 °C respectively.

    Most precipitation falls in July with an average of 70 mm, the lowest in March with an average of 31 mm.

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