Berlin is the capital and the leading city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states. Berlin is the nation's capital and busiest city. It is mythological for its exceptional variability of attractions, its prosperous cultural scene and a way of life that's both fast-paced and relaxed. Berlin is a world city of ethos, politics, broadcasting and science. Its frugality is based on advanced firms and the provision sector, incorporating a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues. The metropolis is a popular tourist destination. Substantial industries also include information technology, medicines, biomedical engineering, clean tech, biotechnology, building and electronics. Berlin is home to world-prominent universities, orchestras, academies, and performing venues, and is host to many sporting events.
The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a very high quality of living. Since the 2000s Berlin has seen the development of a cosmopolitan empire-building scene. Contrasts among historical buildings and modern architecture, and between the traditional and the modern are what set the Berlin apart from the rest. Berlin is a city of art, performers and museums. More than 170 museums, including those on the famous museum island, put the possessions of the world on public display. Nowadays, people look to Berlin for the modern trends in lifestyle, music and art. Attracted by this flare-up of inventiveness, growing numbers of performers are arriving in the city from around the world, making it one of Europe's most sensational destinations.
Tegel International Airport located in the north-west of the city is the main airport for international carriers and a hub for domestic flights on Lufthansa.
Berlin is a huge city. One can make use of the excellent bus, tram, train and underground services to get around. Taxi services are also easy to use and a bit less expensive than in many other big Central European cities