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Information for new Berliners

Some consider it to be the capital of startups and creative people, for others, it is a multicultural metropolis with a high leisure and entertainment value – welcome to Berlin!

In an urban area of around 891 km², approx. 3.7 million Berliners can find unique leisure, culture and training possibilities to shape their lives.

And not only that: Berlin combines idyllic peace and nature with a vibrant large city. The forests, rivers and lakes around Berlin create a diverse natural and recreational environment, optimally connected to Germany’s largest transport association (Berlin-Brandenburg transport association).

The German capital is a young and cosmopolitan city: 55 percent of the inhabitants are younger than 45, 20 percent of the total population come from abroad.

Worth knowing:

  • Berlin is a federal state and consists of twelve districts.
  • A quarter of Berlin’s city area are forests and parks, almost a tenth is lakes, rivers and canals.
  • The green heart of Berlin, the “Großer Tiergarten” city park, is Germany’s third-largest inner city park with approx. 210 hectares of space. Additionally, there are about 2,500 public parks and recreation areas.
  • People from about 170 nations shape the capital’s thriving atmosphere.
  • The average age of the population is 42.6 years.

(Source: Office for Statistics of Berlin-Brandenburg, 2022)

What do new Berliners have to consider when moving to Berlin?

At a first glance, Berlin appears to be vast to many newcomers. However, the life of many Berliners happens only in a small part of their city – their “kiez” as the neighborhoods are called here. Where do I have to register, how can I apply for a residence permit, where do I find appropriate child care services?

This offer provides a first overview.

Welcome Tour

As the business development corporation of the state, we provide assistance in recruitment on the one hand and help the new coming professionals and managers establishing themselves in Berlin on the other.

In addition, regular bus tours are provided (once a month) informing about subjects related to living in Berlin. These bus tours are free of charge. They generically guide through Berlin’s neighborhoods to show right on the spot which kinds of living opportunities are available in Berlin and what structures the neighborhoods are characterized by. The bus tours are conducted by competent guides who present Berlin specifically to the target group of new coming professionals and managers.

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Get to know Berlin: Welcome Tours

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.

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