Berlin overview

Berlin (/bɜːrˈlɪn/; German pronunciation: [bɛɐ̯ˈliːn]) is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,711,930 (2017)[1] inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London.[4] The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states, and it is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, the capital of which, Potsdam, is contiguous with Berlin. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which is, with 6,004,857 (2015)[5] inhabitants, Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

Berlin straddles the banks of the River Spree, which flows into the River Havel (a tributary of the River Elbe) in the western borough of Spandau. Among the city's main topographical features are the many lakes in the western and southeastern boroughs, formed by the Spree, Havel, and Dahme rivers, the largest of which is Lake Müggelsee. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. About one-third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes.[6] The city lies in the Central German dialect area, the Berlin dialect being a variant of the Lusatian-New Marchian dialects.

First documented in the 13th century and situated at the crossing of two important historic trade routes,[7] Berlin became the capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1417–1701), the Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), and the Third Reich (1933–1945).[8] Berlin in the 1920s was the third largest municipality in the world.[9] After World War II and its subsequent occupation by the victorious countries, the city was divided; West Berlin became a de facto West German exclave, surrounded by the Berlin Wall (1961–1989) and East German territory.[10] East Berlin was declared capital of East Germany, while Bonn became the West German capital. Following German reunification in 1990, Berlin once again became the capital of all of Germany.

Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science.[11][12][13][14] Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.[15][16] Berlin serves as a continental hub for air and rail traffic and has a highly complex public transportation network. The metropolis is a popular tourist destination.[17] Significant industries also include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, clean tech, biotechnology, construction and electronics.

Berlin is home to world-renowned universities, orchestras, museums, and entertainment venues, and is host to many sporting events.[18] Its Zoological Garden is the most visited zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide. With the world's oldest large-scale movie studio complex, Berlin is an increasingly popular location for international film productions.[19] The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a very high quality of living.[20] Since the 2000s Berlin has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene.[21]

Best EUR exchange rates at Euro Change in Berlin

Exchange EUR Euro Change Buy Euro Change Sell
US Dollar 0.840 0.917
Swiss Franc 0.857 0.903
British Pound 1.093 1.183
Japanese Yen 0.008 0.008
Bosnian Convertible Marka 0.403 0.543
Bulgarian Lev 0.476 0.546
Czech Koruna 0.036 0.041
Danish Krone 0.129 0.139
Croatian Kuna 0.125 0.144
Hungarian Forint 0.003 0.003
Icelandic Krona 0.006 0.008
Macedonian Denar 0.014 0.017
Norwegian Krone 0.098 0.108
Polish Zloty 0.216 0.251
Romanian Leu 0.187 0.232
Serbian Dinar 0.008 0.009
Russian Ruble 0.011 0.015
Swedish Krona 0.093 0.103
Turkish Lira 0.129 0.198
Ukrainian Hryvnia 0.028 0.033
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 0.358 0.508
Brazilian Real 0.204 0.282
Canadian Dollar 0.630 0.696
Colombian Peso 0.222 0.337
Costa Rican Colon 0.001 0.002
Dominican Peso 0.014 0.020
Jamaican Dollar 0.005 0.008
Mexican Peso 0.042 0.051
Peruvian Sol 0.216 0.318
Trinidadian Dollar 0.115 0.140
Australian Dollar 0.601 0.660
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.118 0.143
Hong Kong Dollar 0.103 0.121
Indonesian Rupiah 0.055 0.074
Indian Rupee 0.011 0.013
South Korean Won 0.663 0.890
Malaysian Ringgit 0.186 0.249
New Zealand Dollar 0.562 0.637
Philippine Peso 0.014 0.020
Singapore Dollar 0.592 0.694
Thai Baht 0.026 0.030
Taiwan New Dollar 0.025 0.033
Vietnamese Dong 0.033 0.047
Emirati Dirham 0.215 0.262
Bahraini Dinar 1.429 1.818
Egyptian Pound 0.045 0.063
Israeli Shekel 0.211 0.264
Jordanian Dinar 1.042 1.389
Kenyan Shilling 0.007 0.010
Kuwaiti Dinar 2.494 3.077
Moroccan Dirham 0.082 0.116
Mauritian Rupee 0.022 0.030
Namibian Dollar 0.058 0.074
Omani Rial 1.984 2.545
Qatari Riyal 0.164 0.217
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.197 0.245
Tunisian Dinar 0.259 0.357
South African Rand 0.058 0.069
Euro Change
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Berlin

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Best EUR exchange rates at Commerzbank in Berlin

Exchange EUR Commerzbank Buy Commerzbank Sell
US Dollar 0.875 0.880
British Pound 1.128 1.133
Japanese Yen 0.008 0.008
Swiss Franc 0.882 0.886
Canadian Dollar 0.658 0.663
Australian Dollar 0.619 0.639
New Zealand Dollar 0.580 0.603
Swedish Krona 0.097 0.097
Norwegian Krone 0.102 0.103
Danish Krone 0.134 0.134
Emirati Dirham 0.234 0.244
Bulgarian Lev 0.509 0.514
Bahraini Dinar 2.258 2.399
Czech Koruna 0.039 0.040
Hong Kong Dollar 0.110 0.113
Croatian Kuna 0.132 0.137
Hungarian Forint 0.003 0.003
Israeli Shekel 0.227 0.250
Jordanian Dinar 1.206 1.268
Kuwaiti Dinar 2.803 2.988
Sri Lankan Rupee 0.005 0.005
Moroccan Dirham 0.089 0.095
Mexican Peso 0.046 0.047
Omani Rial 2.208 2.353
Polish Zloty 0.230 0.237
Qatari Riyal 0.233 0.250
Romanian Leu 0.209 0.218
Serbian Dinar 0.008 0.009
Russian Ruble 0.013 0.013
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.230 0.238
Singapore Dollar 0.640 0.654
Thai Baht 0.027 0.028
Tunisian Dinar 0.290 0.293
Turkish Lira 0.162 0.165
South African Rand 0.063 0.065
Commerzbank
Commerzbank
Berlin

Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank with branches and offices in almost 50 countries. In the two business segments Private and Small Business Customers, as well as Corporate Clients, the Bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of financial services which is precisely aligned to the clients’ needs. Commerzbank finances approximately 30% of Germany’s foreign trade and is leading in financing for corporate clients in Germany. Due to its in-depth sector know-how in the German...

Commerzbank Buy rate – this is the rate at which Commerzbank buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

Commerzbank Sell rate – this is the rate at which Commerzbank sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Berlin news

‘Vice’ added to Berlin Film Festival lineup

"The Big Short" director Adam McKay's Dick Cheney feature will play out of competition and will have its German premiere at the festival.

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12.4 million euros for renovation of the Berlin Wall

For the 30th anniversary of the fall

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Salvini stands by tough migrant line, Berlin ready to help - Politics

Salvini stands by tough migrant line, Berlin ready to help, Standoff over 49 saved by NGOs in Mediterranean, , Politics, Ansa

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Platt fends off Berlin, improves to 5-2

BOYS BASKETBALL: Platt fends off Berlin, improves to 5-2- MERIDEN —The Platt boys basketball team pulled out a nailbiter on Friday night, defeating Berlin 77-72 in a CCC South-Colonial Division battle at Platt High School.The Panthers (5-2) did it behind a dominant performance from senior forward Malcolm...

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Morning Record podcast: Maloney, Berlin football teams advance to state playoffs

Morning Record podcast: Maloney, Berlin football teams advance to state playoffs- Sports editor Bryant Carpenter joins the Morning Record to talk about the Maloney and Berlin high school football teams advancing to Saturday's state finals.Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or on StitcherMusic:...

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