33 Facts About Berlin Germany

1. The city of Berlin Germany operates more than 60 public indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

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2. Berlin Germany has established a high-profile as a host city of major international sporting events.

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3. Berlin Germany has three major opera houses: the Deutsche Oper, the Berlin State Opera, and the Komische Oper.

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4. Berlin Germany is well known for the cultural festival, Berliner Festspiele, which includes the jazz festival JazzFest Berlin.

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5. Berlin Germany has a long history of gay culture, and is an important birthplace of the LGBT rights movement.

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6. Berlin Germany is one of the knowledge and innovation communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

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7. Berlin Germany is known for its numerous cultural institutions, many of which enjoy international reputation.

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8. Berlin Germany has installed several hundred free public Wireless LAN sites across the capital since 2016.

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9. Berlin Germany has a long history of discoveries in medicine and innovations in medical technology.

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10. Berlin Germany is well known for its highly developed bicycle lane system.

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11. Berlin Germany is the headquarter of major German-language publishing houses like Walter de Gruyter, Springer, the Ullstein Verlagsgruppe, Suhrkamp and Cornelsen are all based in Berlin.

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12. Berlin Germany is the central location to several international and regional television and radio stations.

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13. Berlin Germany is an important centre in the European and German film industry.

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14. In 2015 Berlin Germany generated the most venture capital for young startup companies in Europe.

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15. In 2015, the total labour force in Berlin Germany was 1.85 million.

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16. Berlin Germany is the seat of the German Chancellor, housed in the Chancellery building, the Bundeskanzleramt.

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17. Berlin Germany is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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18. Berlin Germany participates in international city associations such as the Union of the Capitals of the European Union, Eurocities, Network of European Cities of Culture, Metropolis, Summit Conference of the World's Major Cities, and Conference of the World's Capital Cities.

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19. At present, Berlin Germany consists of 96 subdistricts, which are commonly made up of several smaller residential areas or quarters.

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20. In 2014, the city state Berlin Germany had 37,368 live births, a record number since 1991.

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21. Berlin Germany is the second most populous city proper in the EU.

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22. Berlin Germany has three of the top 40 tallest buildings in Germany.

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23. Berlin Germany has a "marine west coast" climate according to the Koppen climate classification system.

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24. On 3 October 1990, the two parts of Berlin Germany were reunified as the Federal Republic of Germany and Berlin again became the official German capital.

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25. In 1961, East Berlin Germany began the building of the Berlin Wall around West Berlin, and events escalated to a tank standoff at Checkpoint Charlie.

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26. East Berlin Germany included most of the historic centre of the city.

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27. The population almost doubled and Berlin Germany had a population of around four million.

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28. Under the rule of Frederick II, Berlin Germany became a center of the Enlightenment, but, was briefly occupied during the Seven Years' War by the Russian army.

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29. Berlin Germany became the capital of the new Kingdom, replacing Konigsberg.

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30. The central part of Berlin Germany can be traced back to two towns.

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31. Since the 2000s Berlin Germany has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene.

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32. Berlin Germany is a world city of culture, politics, media and science.

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33. Berlin Germany is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population.

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