Germany & Berlin

Germany – pioneer in production and renewable energy technologies

Since the early industrialization, Germany is among the leading manufacturers of technical solutions for mobility, energy and manufacturing equipment. A tremendous amount of companies act as worldwide market leaders, amongst others in the field of automobiles, aircraft, trains, photovoltaic cells, wind generators, steam turbines, robotics, machine tools or construction of special-purpose machinery and represent the high competence of German Engineers. International engineers with German expertise and knowledge of the local conditions in their home country are sought by German companies to work as intermediaries in technological innovation.

Academic excellence and international orientation at German universities

The academic excellence of German universities and especially of the Technical Universities is convincing more and more “high-potentials” from all over the world. More than 300,000 foreign students are currently registered at German universities – nearly 150,000 students more than 10 years ago.

Berlin - Inovation center for business and industry

Watch the image-video from visitberlin to get a first impression of your potential future home:


Berlin is not just Germany's political center, but is also among the most dynamic economic regions in Europe. As a location, the capital region offers businesses and investors ideal conditions, such as well-developed infrastructure, an ultramodern telecommunications structure as well as an excellent science and research community. Berlin's economic structure is diverse and is shaped by industrial firms with long traditions, strong SMEs and a dynamic service sector, as well as innovative high-tech businesses.

Over 1.385 companies have moved to Berlin or have invested here between 2001 and 2012. In addition to the world famous great names like Siemens, Bosch and BMW, Berlin is not only home to the manufacturing industry, but also home to a cluster of energy industry companies, as well as a huge number of start-ups of all kind.

According to a survey by the Forsa polling institute in 2012, people younger than 30 are especially impressed with Berlin as a business location. The growing economy, the growing number of jobs and an international environment are reasons for the city’s one-of-a-kind energy.

Berlin is among the largest and most diverse scientific areas in Europe. It is the city with the most students in Germany, about 150,000 students study in Berlin’s three universities. Also, it is home to Germany's largest concentration of scientific institutions, amongst others, several institutes of Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Society, as well as corporate research and development departments like Siemens, Telekom and FAV.


Berlin – Costs of Living

The cost of living in Germany is relatively high. However, Berlin, its capital, is in some ways the exception of the rule. Compared to other cities in Germany, Berlin´s rents and costs of living remain low. Depending on your life style, the city is definitely affordable. There are budget places to eat and drink, coffee shops and bars offer good bargains and won't hassle you if you take your time to finish one drink.

Regarding the cost of living, according to international city rankings, Berlin is nowhere near the top. It is considerably cheaper than any other capital in Western Europe, while offering a wide range of attractions and events!

Mobility in Berlin

Different from a lot of other western capitals Berlin has an excellent public transport system which operates 24 hours / 7 days a week to get you everywhere, anytime. Check out this video from visitberlin to learn how to get around and what you need to pay attention to:


Berlin – Lifestyle, culture and leisure activities

Berlin is not just intriguing to foreign visitors. Encompassing 890 km² and a population of around 3.5 million, Berlin has room for all kinds of lifestyles and every age. People from 190 nations contribute to the lively atmosphere in Germany's capital.

Berliners treasure their urban surroundings more than the residents of any other city in Europe. According to a 2016 Eurostat poll, 91 percent of Berlin's citizens feel positively about their city, especially its architecture, the green spaces available and cultural institutions.  Berlin has something for everyone: modern shopping centers, peace and quiet, cultural offerings of extraordinary diversity and an outstanding nightlife scene. Berlin is the place to be!

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