Q: What is special about Berlin?

A: General information

Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of Europe's largest cities. With a population of more than three million people from 180 different countries in the world, Berlin is Germany's largest city and the seat of the German government. Berlin attracts visitors from around the world. In addition to the many political institutions, the city houses numerous German and international associations, businesses and media centers.


Berlin is also a city of culture. The rich panoply of traditional theaters, museums and galleries coexists with a flourishing avant-garde scene in Berlin's cultural landscape. Three opera houses, numerous concert halls, and the largest number of jazz clubs of any city in Europe combine to make Berlin one of the premier musical centers of the world.

Sports and hobbies

Sports and leisure activities are also well represented. More than 40 percent of the city's area is covered by woods, parks and lakes. Over 6,000 pubs and restaurants cater to every taste and budget. Amateur sports clubs offer innumerable activities while the city can boast top league places in a number of professional sports.

Center for research

Berlin's main natural resource, beside a wonderful landscape, is knowledge. The city possesses a research community that is unique in Germany. In this "laboratory of ideas", scientists from all parts of the globe come together to develop technology, processes and products for the future. Berlin has three universities, seven polytechnic colleges, four colleges of arts and more than 60 non-university research institutions. Fifty thousand men and women are employed in science and research in the city. This makes Berlin one of the most intensive research centers in Europe.

TU Berlin

With over 100 institutes and 38.000 students, the TU Berlin is the biggest technical university in Germany. It is known for famous scientists and looks back upon a history of great inventions. Today, the TU Berlin is in the forefront of research and development. About 6.300 international students from around the world are studying here. This is the highest proportion of international students among all German technical universities.

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