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Berlin is the federal capital and a State in Germany. It is Germany's largest city, and the second largest city in the European union set up after the official limits. Berlin is located in a temperate climate region on the North German plain, on the river Spree which flows into the Elbe. In Berlin, the cost of living is low and the city is one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe.

The city is one of the most important centers of European politics, culture and science. The city is an important transport hub in Central Europe and the multicultural metropolis has residents from over 180 Nations, and is a magnet for people who are attracted by the liberal lifestyle, urban melting pot, and artistic freedom in the city.

Berlin is known for its numerous theatres and art scenes, the city has three opera houses, and several world-famous symphony orchestras and choirs. Berlin is world famous for its 160 museums. Berlin is known for a number of important trade fairs, for example. Grüne Woche and the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin is an important place for meetings in the business world in Berlin.

Other sights in Berlin include the Brandenburg Gate, Kurfürstendamm Boulevard a shopping promenade with many hotels, shops and restaurants, the Tauentzienstraße with KaDeWe, Europe's largest department stores and famous for its exclusive selection, the cemetery in Mitte, Alexanderplatz with numerous shops and restaurants, the Marienkirche Church, the Rotes Rathaus, Palast der Republik, which was previously the East German Parliament, Potsdamer Platz, in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the Olympic Stadium, Schloss Charlottenburg, Zitadelle Spandau, Schloss and Schloss Tegel Hohenschoenhausen.

There are over 2 500 park and green spaces in the city, including the Botanischer Garten Berlin witch is the third largest botanical garden in the world. Berlin has also two zoos: the Zoologischer Garten Berlin and the Tierpark Berlin.

Berlin has one of the most diverse and active night life in Europe, with a variety of night clubs, pubs, live scenes, cafes and restaurants. Annual the The Culture's Carnival, a multi-ethnic Street parade in Kreuzberg, the gay Christopher Street Day and the Berlin Festival, which include the jazz festival Jazz Party in Berlin.
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