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Berlin, Capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, is located at the heart of Europe and also, after EU enlargement in 2004, at the center of the European Community. With about 3,400,000 inhabitants, Berlin is the largest City in Germany. It is 38 kilometers long and 45 kilometers wide and covers an area of 889 square kilometers. In the middle of the Brandenburg region, the city occupies the flatlands on the banks of the Havel and Spree rivers and is criss-crossed with numerous canals.


March ITB
May Berlin Web Week - @berlinwebweek


New friendships for first-time Syrian cyclists in Berlin
Urlauber mögen eben keine Politik - Taz
Bridging the Tourist Divide

If it is 4pm in Berlin, what time is it elsewhere?


Berlin - Google News

Berlín, el viaje culminante
Slow Travel Berlin

Berlín, el viaje culminante

berlin (lonely planet)


Flickr Groups

Berlin Hidden Places
Best of Berlin Architecture
Berlin Museum

tourism portals

Visit Berlin

Berlin Tourism Marketing is in charge of the world-wide promotion of Berlin as a tourist destination. We will supply you with information and travel tips, and keep you updated on trends, events and everything that's new and happening in Berlin. Check out the Welcome card






Recommended listening

Berlin 1995 - Berlin Architecture,,12462,00.html

A tale of two cities; East and West Berlin - On October 3, Germany will celebrate 22 years of reunification. Rear Vision puts the spotlight on Berlin, a city that was for almost 30 years divided by a wall and these days is still coming to terms with what that meant and how it should be remembered.

A biography of Berlin - The volatile history of Berlin, a city which is constantly in the process of 'becoming', told through the stories of some its most famous and less well-known inhabitants.

The communal fridges of Berlin - The generous people of Germany's capital city have a scheme to share unwanted food, and it involves the humble fridge.

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Elsewhere on the Web

Berlin, the Eco City - Yaotzin Botello
Zitty Stadtmagazin
Berliner Zeitung
Berlin Oficial
Berlin Diary on Alternative Subculture -
Alternative Berlin - We travel through Berlin's hottest districts and visit with various artists and general weirdos. We support creative arts and the protection of Berlin lifestyle and culture. Duration: 4-5 hours; Cost: tips based Being a tourist in your own city.
In Our Boy In Berlin, Sapna Samant follows Ben Smith on one of his tours around Berlin and finishes off with a Kiwi burger meal at the Aotearoa New Zealand Café as he talks about his life, work and reminisces about ‘home’.

Berlin Declaration on Biological Diversity and Sustainable Tourism (1997)

Where to stay

Tours is a web-portal focusing on the rivulet Panke that flows through the north of the city to mouth into the Spree near Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse. The Panke is one of Berlin's Green Walkways, well documented on the tour-portal.



20 grünen Hauptwegen

City Parks

Jogging on the runway, BBQ and bird watching. Airfield at historic Tempelhof airport is transformed into a huge city park.


The Mauerpark is a park in Prenzlauer Berg occupying an area formerly enclosed by the Berlin Wall. Bordered on one side by the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Stadium, it was quickly adopted by the residents of the surrounding area following the fall of the wall as a park. This developed into a movement for the area's official dedication as a park, and in 1994 the land officially became the Mauerpark.



Karneval der Kulturen - The Carnival of Cultures presents the cultural and ethnic diversity of Berlin. Held each year at the Pentecost weekend in May/June. In 2009 it attracted 1,45 millionen visitors who peacefully celebrated the cultural richness of the German capital.

Hotels -

Mexico Connection

Maria Bonita
Mittenwalder Str. 13
10961 Berlin - Kreuzberg


The Pergamon Museum was visited by 1.09 million in 2009, followed by Checkpoint Charlie Museum with 850,000.

The Neues Museum was built between 1843 and 1855 according to plans by Friedrich August Stüler, a student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The museum was closed at the beginning of World War II in 1939, and was heavily damaged during the bombing of Berlin. The rebuilding was overseen by the English architect David Chipperfield. The museum officially reopened in October 2009.

DDR Museum - The DDR Museum is the only museum which concentrates on everyday life in the GDR. A hands-on experience of history, nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2008.




Center for Metropolitan Studies Universitat Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin

Public ferries
BBBike - is a route planner for cyclists in Berlin. Of the 10000 streets in Berlin more than 8000 are available for searching, also 390 streets in Potsdam.
20 Grüne Hauptwege © - a network of 20 green pedestrian routes, 600 km long, walking almost undisturbed by motorized traffic


The University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde is dedicated to the sustainable development of rural areas. The University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde is just 60 km from Berlin. There are numerous trains every hour which traverse the distance in just 30 minutes.

The Harnack-House: For the past eighty years this name has possessed an almost magical aura, both within the confines of Berlin and beyond.

Berlin BVG (Berlin Rapid Transit Authority)
Deutsche Bahn (German Railway Service)
Tegel Airport


responsible travel


We're in a road movie to Berlin
- They might be giants