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Germany’s capital lies in the northeast of the country and is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg. It is home to about 3.7 million people and is the most populous city in Germany as well as in the European Union.
The outskirts to the west and southwest are covered with woodlands and lakes. Berlin is known to be a green city with many parks and trees along the streets and alleys. Former Tempelhof Airport is now the biggest park in Berlin. The rivers Spree and Havel run through the city.
Berlin was first mentioned in documents in the 13th century and since then has seen quite eventful times. History has been made here: whether it is the impressive Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral, the Museum Island, Potsdam, or Paris Square and, and… A very special place to visit is Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall. Reichstag building has been the seat of the German Parliament since 1994 – the building combines history and modern times in a very special way.
Tip: visit the Reichstag Dome and enjoy the stunning view of Berlin (book tickets in advance!).
The German capital comprises several districts:
Where to begin, where to stop? Berlin is a city of wonders and adventure. There are uncountable historic and cultural sights, and regarding food – you can travel the world! Berlin nightlife is famous – Berlin is young, exciting, colourful and on the move.
Top sights (along the ones already mentioned):
Berlin lies at 37m above sea level and enjoys a warm and temperate climate. Average yearly temperature is 10.1°C. Grad. Berlin sees a lot of precipitation. But still: there are beautiful and mild evenings in the summer. Berlin is the perfect city to visit all year round. If you want to know more about the Berlin weather, check out our live web cams.