Berlin is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany and the most populous (approx. 3.65 million inhabitants - annual growth approx. 40,000 people) and largest municipality in Germany (approx. 892 km²) as well as the center of the metropolitan region of Berlin / Brandenburg (approx. 6 million inhabitants ), a European hub for rail and air transport.
Berlin - the world city of culture, politics, media and science - has 42 universities and colleges (approx. 180,000 students), various research institutions and museums with an international reputation.
Berlin bears the UNESCO title City of Design and is one of the most visited centers on the continent. Architecture, festivals, night life and optimal living conditions (numerous lakes, forests and parks) are known worldwide.