living in berlin
Berlin is one of the most livable cities in the world. People from 191 different nations feel at home here. The capital has an international flair and is cosmopolitan, open and freethinking. In addition, the metropolis offers a very high recreational value through numerous different offers such as culinary, cultural and sports activities.
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Berlin and the surrounding area are also very green – the city has many parks and green spaces – the surrounding area offers numerous opportunities for excursions in nature, whether in the woods or at a swimming lake. Moreover, the cost of living is still affordable compared to other metropolises. Furthermore, the capital is family-friendly with numerous playgrounds and offers for kids. Not to forget that Berlin is very famous for its nightlife – you can dance and party at any time.
Technology highlights: Impressive industrial monuments, inventive museums, exciting VR city tours – technology fans get their money’s worth in Berlin.
German Technology Museum (Technik-Museum) has been one of the capital’s most outstanding historical and technological institutions for about 40 years. It attracts over 600,000 visitors annually. Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Museum for Communication Berlin (Museum für Kommunikation) was founded in 1872 by the then postmaster Heinrich von Stephan and is therefore considered the oldest postal museum in the world. But not only the past of communication, but also the present and the future are exhibited here. Leipziger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin-Mitte.
The aim of the Energy Museum Berlin is to present the development of energy supply and its peripheral areas and to make its relation to the “electropolis” of Berlin clear. In particular, young people should also be introduced to energy supply technology. Teltowkanalstr. 9, 12247 Berlin-Lankwitz.
The Architect Museum of the Technical University of Berlin (Architekturmuseum) is a collection of architectural drawings by predominantly Prussian and German architects of the 18th to 21st centuries. Str. des 17. Juni 150, 10623 Berlin-Tiergarten.
The Computer Games Museum (Computerspielemuseum) was opened in Berlin in 1997 as the world’s first museum for interactive digital entertainment culture. Since then it has been responsible for over 30 national and international exhibitions, including the “pong.mythos” project funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Karl-Marx-Allee 93A, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain.
The Berlin Underground Museum (U-Bahn-Museum) was opened on the 13th of September 1997 and it belongs to the BVG. It is one of three underground museums in Europe, along with Moscow and Budapest. The Berlin Underground Museum is housed in the Olympic Stadium’s electromechanical lever-operated signal box, which was in operation from 1931 to 1983. Rossitter Weg 1, 14053 Berlin-Charlottenburg.
The Futurium is a house of the future. Here everything revolves around the question: How do we want to live? In the exhibition, visitors can discover many possible futures, discuss them together in the forum and try out their own ideas in the Futurium Lab. Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin-Mitte.
Berlin, mid-1980s: A bus rolls towards Checkpoint Charlie, the guards block the way to check the passengers. The passengers are travelers into a bygone era – guests of TimeRide Berlin. Modern VR technology makes it possible not only to take a look at history, but also to experience it up close. Zimmerstraße 91, 10117 Berlin-Mitte.
Those who are not afraid of heights can climb the 78 m high Gasometer. A guide will lead you safely over the numerous steps of the Gasometer and inspire you with exciting stories about the industrial monument. EUREF-Campus 17, 10829 Berlin-Schöneberg.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Siemensstadt was created in Berlin as an independent, industrially influenced district with groundbreaking architecture. Wernerwerkdamm 1, 13629 Berlin-Spandau.
The Borsigturm is the landmark of the Borsigwerke in Berlin Tegel. The tower was Berlin’s first high-rise building and is a relic of a past industrial era. The Borsigwerke was founded in 1827 by August Borsig in front of the Oranienburg Gate and after a few decades became the largest locomotive manufacturer in Europe. Am Borsigturm 2, 13507 Berlin-Tegel.
The listed building of Tempelhof Airport reflects Berlin’s eventful history: it is an expression of the National Socialist ideology and served as an armaments production facility for forced laborers during the Second World War. However, Tempelhof is also a symbol of freedom. The Airlift of 1948/49 made the airport world-famous and a myth. During the German division it remained the gateway to the free world for many people. Platz der Luftbrücke 5, C2, 12101 Berlin-Tempelhof.