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Overview Berlin is the capital & largest city of Germany and the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. More than one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. It is the home of renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities, as well as host of many sporting events. There are over 150 museums in Berlin and the Zoologischer Garten Berlin has the most diverse range of species in the world while the City's Botanical Garden is also one of the world's largest and most diverse. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. Its urban settings and historical legacy have made it a popular location for international film productions. The prestigious annual Berlin Film Festival is the world's biggest publicly attended film festival. Berlin is home to hundreds of diverse art galleries. UNESCO awarded it the title of City of Design in 2005. Innumerable cafés and restaurants help create the city's hip lifestyle, and Berlin has one of the most vibrant nightlife and DJ scenes in Europe. Largest European music industry convention, Popkomm, moved to Berlin from Cologne in 2003. Berlin is home to more than 50 theatres, including Berliner Ensemble, closely connected to the work of Bertolt Brecht. There are three major opera houses, of which the Berlin State Opera on Unter den Linden is the oldest, and seven symphony orchestras, including the famous Berlin Philharmonic.
Population 3.45 million
Airport Berlin has two commercial airports. Tegel Airport (TXL), which is located within the city limits. This airport is the European hub of Air Berlin. Schönefeld Airport (SXF), which is situated just outside Berlin's south-eastern border in the state of Brandenburg. Schönefeld services mainly low-cost airline travel.
Climate According to the Köppen climate classification system. Berlin has a humid continental climate Summers are warm and sometimes humid with average high temperatures Winters are relatively cold with average high temperatures Spring and autumn are generally chilly to mild. Berlin's built-up area creates a microclimate, with heat stored by the city's buildings. Light snowfall mainly occurs from December through March, but snow cover does not usually remain for long.
Best Season Visit Berlin during sunny summer months of June and August as there are many outdoor cafes in the parks & gardens and other lively events. Also, if you are fond of swimming in summers, you will enjoy swimming in the clean water of the lakes. Autumn is a good time to visit. You can also avail a lot of discounts in hotels and tours for visiting in an off season period!
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To avoid The best weather in Berlin is from May to October but the city however, is packed during this time so avoid the rush.
Pros Its economy is primarily based on the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, and convention venues. Berlin also serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport, and is a popular tourist destination. Significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, electronics, traffic engineering, and renewable energy. Berlin´s economy is dominated by the service sector. Many major German and international companies have headquarters in Berlin. Among the 20 largest employers in Berlin are the Deutsche Bahn, the hospital provider, Charité, the local public transport provider, BVG, and the service provider, Dussmann and the Piepenbrock Group. Daimler manufactures cars, and BMW builds motorcycles in Berlin. Bayer Health Care and Berlin Chemie are major pharmaceutical companies headquartered in the city. Research and development have high economic significance for the city, and the Berlin–Brandenburg region ranks among the top-three innovative regions in the EU.
Cons The municipal government has to solve the threat of financial crisis. Labor problems Environmental problems Problems of racism
Tips There is no problem in booking as there are many hotels that offer economical rates. Some of the typical options include discounted backpacker-friendly hostels in Berlin's eastern districts, chic boutique accommodations in the historical centre of Berlin, business hotels equipped with all the modern amenities.
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