Berlin is an experience. No other city in Germany provides so many opportunities to shape one's own lifestyle.
In Berlin, young and old alike enjoy an embarrassment of riches when it comes to recreation and entertainment. With over 150 stages, three opera houses and world famous museums, the capital boasts a cultural landscape that is unique within Germany.
International festivals and sporting events, mega-concerts and outdoor events round out the city's colorful cultural calendar.
Over half a million Berliners participate in amateur sports in the State Sport Association's (Landessportbund) 2,000 clubs. Berlin is a great town for watersports as well, due to its many rivers and lakes.
Welcome to Berlin! Introductory tours by Berlin Partner
We are glad that you have chosen Berlin! Berlin Partner would like to invite you and your company to take part on a welcome tour that will extend beyond the city’s typical tourist attractions. The tour particularly emphasizes the aspects of working and living in the city.
Berlin offers a high quality of life but remains affordable:
- Low cost of living
- Homes on the water, in the leafy outskirts, in trendy neighborhoods, or in the fast-paced downtown areas
- Short commutes thanks to an excellent transportation network
- Green city and green surroundings with excellent recreation opportunities
- More residential space per person than in most other metropolitan areas in Germany
In a survey conducted by the Swiss bank UBS of the most expensive cities in the world, Berlin ranks in the middle of the 71 international cities. The cost of living here is 75 percent less on average than in Zurich, the most expensive city in the study. In the international price level comparison, the German cities of Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Berlin only rank 30th, 31st and 38th. At the top of the ranking are Zurich and Geneva followed by the expensive metropolises of New York City (3rd), London (6th) and Tokyo (8th).
Young people love Berlin
Contrary to the overall trend, the population of Germany's cities is growing and becoming younger compared to the national average. Berlin has an especially strong draw on people aged between 25 and 30. This trend is fueled by the good infrastructure for families and single parents in Berlin.
This is confirmed by the worldwide city ranking “YouthfulCities Index 2014” according to which Berlin ranks second after Toronto, thus outranking New York (3rd place), Paris (5) and London (7). The ranking evaluates the programs and the quality of life for people between 15 and 29 taking into consideration factors such as job offers, public transportation and scene life.
Accessibility for everyone
The EU Commission named Berlin an “Access City 2013” and commended the German capital for its dedication in removing barriers. Berlin was awarded for its public transport system and its newly constructed, fully accessible buildings. By 2020, the city intends for all sidewalks and intersections to be barrier-free. Currently 176 schools, 53 museums, three operas and four public theatres are fully accessible.