BWS Germanlingua, Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101-102, 10117 Berlin
Berlin is not only the capital but also the lively cultural center of Germany. The international atmosphere is comparable to New York or London. Over the last years people from all over the world came to live and work in Berlin: politicians, artists, businessmen, film-makers and writers.
Every year a great number of festivals and parades - such as ‘Carneval of Cultures’ - are filling the streets of Berlin. People enjoy the multi-nationality of Berlin’s inhabitants. Each district is different - in Kreuzberg you can find a lovely Turkish market with delicious food, in Prenzlauer Berg a lot of small bars and at Potsdamer Platz the International Film Festival takes place every year. In numerous museums and exhibitions you can discover the diverse world of arts or learn about the history of Germany. By making a tour through the city you can explore the various projects of contemporary architecture which have been built within the recent years. The surroundings offer various leisure possibilities such as canoeing on the lakes of Mecklenburg or visiting the beautiful castles of Potsdam.
Some useful Links
Berlin.de - The official tourist-board guide to the city, including a calendar of events
Zitty.de - Berlin's cultural program for the next two weeks
BVG - Information on the public transportation system of Berlin (Fares, subway map, etc.)
Wetter.net - The current weather conditions in Berlin
Berlin Airports - Information about the airports in general, arrival and departures