Berlin has long been central to European geo-political and intellectual developments. Honestly documented movements for peace as well as war are a part of the city’s planning. The unification of such opposites is nowhere more symbolized in Berlin’s history than in the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Art & Culture

Berlin is home to countless museums, theatres, orchestras and art galleries. Museum Island in the Spree River is a World Heritage Site. The efforts of anthropological explorers like Alexander von Humboldt are housed in the Academy of Arts, the Egyptian Museum, the Bode and the New & Old National Galleries.


From the iconic Brandenburg Gate which stands at the former division of East and West Berlin and is now the doorway into the parliamentary and diplomatic district, to the equally renowned 1960s television tower, to Bauhaus buildings, Berlin is a showcase of classical and boldly modern architecture.


Berlin is a modern and evolving marketplace known for luxury shopping and preeminent gastronomy. Along Kurfürstendamm is the most famous stretch of boutiques, brands and stores with cafés all along to experience the boulevard’s energy. European coffee house culture thrives in Berlin and still forms a daily part of cosmopolitan life.


Berlin’s eclectic metropolis dates to the 13th century. It has been Prussian military centre, Weimar Republic capital, World War II theatre and Cold War crucible. Berlin is again capital and central to bridging east, west, north and south.
Culture and commerce comingle to produce an open brand of European citizenship.
A modern and cosmopolitan pulse courses through the varied neighbourhoods and a high degree of western political, economic and intellectual history was made here. New interpretations of art and business are shaped by the young, international and creative workforce drawn to Berlin annually and in great numbers.