Berlin is unique, a city of superlatives and there are far more than 10 facts you should definitely know
Sunny weather and culturally intense: Berlin has more museums than rainy days per year. Berlin offers more than 180 museums covering everything from arts over history and technical stuff to Currywurst and toys, while it rains only on about 106 days a year.
Ever-moving city: Every hour 18 people move from one district to of the city to another one.
Highly international: About 500,000 foreigners live in Berlin, coming from about 185 different nations. But Berlin is not only interesting to foreign nationalities: Many people from all over Germany live in Berlin and so it may not surprise that only 1/4 of all people living in Berlin, are born and raised in Berlin.
Growing city: Every day 435 people move into Berlin while only 327 leave the city.
Green, greener, Berlin: More than 44% of the city’s area is made up by parks, woods, river and other recreational areas. This makes Berlin the greenest city of Germany and high-ranking worldwide.
City of superlatives:
KaDeWe is the largest department store of Continental Europe
longest beer-garden in the world (2.2 km long)
East Side Gallery is largest open-air gallery of the world
more than 9 times bigger than Paris
more bridges than Venice
Berlin is the only city in the world having 3 opera houses, comprising more than 4000 seats
Ever wanted to get gold directly from an ATM? – At the Gallerie Lafayette in Friedrichstraße this is possible! You can buy gold in 250g portions from the ‘Gold ATM’
Relaxed mentality: Berliners are least worried about the future than everyone else in Germany.