Strength, power, pride and a long lifetime – all characterisitcs of Berlin’s heraldic animal – the bear, which also apply to Berlin.
The capital of Germany encompasses 891 square kilometers and a population of 3,517,000 inhabitants, which makes it the second largest city in Europe.
If you want to visit the capital of Germany – one of the most significant centers of politics, arts, music, architecture, fashion and history worldwide – we are happy to introduce you to its unique features …
Berlin, in Germany’s northwest, profits from the temperate climate at the transition from oceanic to continental climate.
The Summers are warm and sometimes humid with average temperatures of 19 degrees. During the Winter months the average temperature is only about 2 degrees.
Berlin is Germany’s greenest metropolis with more than a third of its 891 square kilometers covered with forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.
Berlin is one of the most significant centres of politics, arts, music, architecture, fashion and history worldwide. It is home to many renowned universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues, and is host to many sporting events like the UEFA Champions League Final 2015. Its urban setting has made it a sought-after location for international film productions. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, and a high quality of living. Berlin is also Germany’s “melting pot“ with inhabitants from more than 180 countries and hosting 158 foreign embassies in its political district.
Residents of the countries listed below won’t need a tourist visa:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of Korea, South Korea), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
Please note that the visa requirements can change without prior notice.
DMC Berlin can arrange tourist visas for you.
As Germany is part of the European Union, the currency of Germany is the Euro. All mayor credit and debit cards are widely accepted.
1 € is equal to ≈ 0,8 £ and ≈ 1,29 $
German Time is +1 hour UTC ( +2 hours during daylight saving time).
German is the official language, but English is widely spoken and understood.
Capital of a thousand impressions
Potsdam is the capital city of the federal state of Brandenburg, situated in the direct neighborhood of Berlin. Once it was a residence of the Prussian Kings and the German Kaiser and even today it is still home to the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany – the parks and palaces of Sanssouci. The Cecilienhof Palace, another castle in Potsdam, was host to the Potsdam Conference, the major post-World War II conference between the victorious Allies, and is still used for meetings of the most powerful men and women in the world. Starting in the 19th century, Potsdam developed into a center of science and is now home to three public colleges, the University of Potsdam and more than 30 research institutes.