Berlin may be poor, but it is definitely sexy. Our former mayor previously said that. And we think, it’s still true. Let us introduce our city to you in more detail.
Since December 2020, we welcome you in our new office directly at Berlin Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). With open office space, innovative meeting rooms and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, our new home not only offers more space but also completely new possibilities for agile working. Do you prefer to generate ideas in the fresh air? Then why not take a short walk along the banks of the Spree.
Upscale in Steglitz, chic in Mitte, by the Rummelsburger See, or would you prefer Spandau? The decision is yours. Every neighbourhood has its own character. The districts in the city centre are particularly popular - of course, that's where you're best connected. More specifically "Kreuzkölln", the districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln, are much favoured and fashionable for newcomers. For a metropolis of millions, Berlin is quite cheap - in comparison to other European cities, you can live here relatively low-cost.
Did you know that schools and daycare centres in Germany are predominantly state-run? That's why you pay no fees in Berlin for either. If you have children, we are happy to help you find a suitable childcare centre - so your kids will quickly feel completely at home here. You can also do a lot of things in Berlin after work or on weekends. You will have plenty to discover - with or without kids. Museum Island, pop-up photo or art exhibitions, sports clubs, theatre group or open-air yoga: welcome to a city with endless possibilities. By train, you can also quickly reach the Baltic Sea, the Mecklenburg Lake District or paddle in the Spreewald.
Am I west or east? Berlin belonged to both German states for some time. A wall ran through the middle of the city, of which only a few remains can be seen today. The East Side Gallery is a relic from those times. Berlin, however, has long since arrived in the here and now. Apart from its history and the Brandenburg Gate, it is known above all for its club culture. The city has earned the title of the "Techno Capital" globally, attracting many visitors each year specifically to explore this music further. Besides parties, history and culture, Berlin has enough spaces to relax in. The Tempelhofer Feld, a former airport in the middle of the city, invites you to jog, barbecue or sunbathe.
In addition to Pride Week and the CSD Parade (Christopher Street Day), Berlin also offers many events and offers for the LGBTI community.
By the way: People in Berlin may seem to be quite unfriendly now and then. Don't take it to heart, especially when you first arrive. The Berlin approach and local dialect is a more direct expression than you may be used to.
Your S-Bahn runs underground, but your subway runs over bridges? It happens sometimes, though may be confusing the first time. If you want to get from A to B without a bus or train, then a bike is the best choice and a common option to get around. The city is currently building cycle expressway routes that will get you to your destination safely and without traffic lights.