City of Berlin
With over 3.5 Million inhabitants, Berlin is the largest City of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is considered the world capital of culture, politics, media and sciences. The universities, research facilities, sports events and museums of Berlin enjoy an international reputation. The metropolis carries the UNESCO title of City of Design and is one of the most visited centers on the continent. Berlin's architecture, festivals, nightlife and varied living conditions are known all over the world.
According to the Berlin constitution, the city is divided into twelve districts:
Mitte, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Pankow, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Spandau, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Neukölln, Treptow-Köpenick, Marzahn-Hellerdorf, Lichtenberg, Reinickendorf.
In addition to extensive forest areas in the west and southeast of the city, Berlin has many large parks. Since almost all streets are lined with trees, Berlin is an especially green city. In the center of the city lies the Great Tiergarten. It is the oldest and most important park in Berlin with 210 hectares and has been designed for more than 500 years. Originally an extensive forest area at the gates of the city, used by the Prussian nobles as a hunting and riding area, this was gradually enclosed by urban development. Today, the park stretches from Bahnhof Zoo to the Brandenburg Gate and borders directly to the government district. (translated, Source: Wikipedia/Berlin)
The city offers different transport opportunities for exploring the environment. Many Hotels offer bike rentals, or maybe there is a shop or rental station nearby. You can also take one of the several sharing cars, which you can find them distributed in the whole city.
With the BVG, Berlin has a very well developed local transport system. On the homepage of the BVG you can start to plan your tour through the capital right away. The company also provides an app for your mobilephone (only available in German), with which you can plan routes, see delays and buy tickets. It is also advisable to take one of the magazines, provided in the BVG buses at the middle door, because they contain a BVG net plan for the trains and subways. (translated, Source: Wikipedia/Berlin)
Alternatively you can take one of the 7500 cabs driving through the streets.
Call for one at any of these numbers:
030 44 33 22 Taxi Funk Berlin
030 26 10 26 Funk Taxi Berlin
030 26 30 00 Quality Taxi
030 21 01 01 Würfelfunk
030 21 02 02 City Funk
(translated Source: Berlin.de)
Art & Culture
Berlin is an outstanding art and cultural center and has a reputation as a European city. As a production center for various branches of the creative industry, the city is increasingly regarded as an international attraction for cultural producers. Renowned institutions of the high culture, daily happenings of the popular arts and a constantly changing life scene characterize the cultural landscape of Berlin.
Berlin has a variety of museums. In 1841, the museum island surrounded by Spree and Kupfergraben, in the northern part of the Spreeinsel, was a "district dedicated to art and antiquarian science". Before, there was an Old Museum at the Lustgarten, which now had several museums, such as the New Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, today's Bode Museum and the Pergamonmuseum. These museums are mainly famous for their exhibits from the time of antiquity. In 1999, the Museum Island was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. (translated, Source: Wikipedia/Berlin)