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Berlin, the German capital, is renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene and a way of life that's both fast-paced and relaxed.

Berlin, the German capital, is renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene and a way of life that's both fast-paced and relaxed.

Population: 3.500.000

Berlin is a city of art, artists and museums. More than 170 museums, including those on the famous museum island, put the treasures of the world on public display.

Culturally minded visitors from all corners of the globe come to Berlin to see performances by leading orchestras ' such as the internationally celebrated Berlin Philharmonic ' and to attend ballets and operas at the three major opera houses. A multitude of theatres specialising in plays, variety, revue and cabaret offer stage entertainment in all its forms.

Nowadays, people look to Berlin for the latest trends in lifestyle, music and art. Inspired by this outpouring of creativity, growing numbers of artists are arriving in the city from around the world, making it one of Europe's most exciting destinations.


Berlin has a temperate oceanic climate. Summers are warm and sometimes humid with average high temperatures of 22?25 °C (72?77 °F) and lows of 12?14 °C (54?57 °F). Winters are relatively cold with average high temperatures of 3 °C (37 °F) and lows of -2 to 0 °C (28 to 32 °F). Spring and autumn are generally chilly to mild.


Berlin's efficient public transportation system is affordable, straightforward, punctual and very comprehensive.  

Trains run on the honor system and there are no ticket barriers to use the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams or main line trains. On buses, you need to show your ticket to the driver and enter through the front door. Both validating and ticket machines are straightforward and easy to use, generally found in the entrance of stations, on the platform or in buses and trams. Ticket machines have English instructions.

Regular Tickets 

Single Ticket (Normal Tarif) - 2,60 ? (zones A & B). 2,90 € (zones B & C) or 3,20 € (zones A, B and C). The 4-Trip Ticket (4-Fahrt-Karte) - 8,80 ' (zones A & B) are four single tickets (saves 1,60 € compared to a single ticket purchase, and also saves time if you are making lots of single journeys). These two are valid for 2 hours, but you cannot make a round trip or return to the same place.


There are plenty of activities for visitors and students to do in and around Berlin such as: Nature walks, festivals, and lots more.

No city in Germany is greener than Berlin with its forests, lakes and sprawling parks. This laid-back way of life can be found throughout the city. When the weather gets warmer, life in Berlin moves outdoors to the beach bars, pavement cafés and open-air cinemas and theatres ? perfect for enjoying the sunshine and the balmy summer nights.

These are some places you can visit :

Take a stroll in the Grunewald forest: Grunewald is Berlin's largest forested area, to the south-west of Charlottenburg and easily accessible via S-bahn. 

Delight in the Berlin Philharmonic: The Berlin Philharmoniker is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost symphony orchestras.

Dance until sunrise: When it comes to partying, Berlin is more of a 48-hour than a 24-hour city, with weekends stretching well into weekdays. Head to Berghain/Panorama Bar, on the border between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain: this former factory is the bedrock of European techno.

Anthropomorphise at Berlin Zoo: This is the most popular zoo in Europe and the oldest zoo in Germany. Situated in beautifully landscaped gardens with plenty of spots for a picnicking, the zoo is an important scientific resource as well as being rich in entertainment value, containing almost 14,000 creatures. 


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