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 0.850 0.895
British Pound 1.088 1.178
Japanese Yen 0.007 0.008
Bosnian Convertible Marka 0.403 0.543
Bulgarian Lev 0.476 0.546
Czech Koruna 0.035 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 0.099 0.110
Polish Zloty 0.216 0.251
Romanian Leu 0.187 0.233
Serbian Dinar 0.008 0.009
Russian Ruble 0.011 0.015
Swedish Krona 0.093 0.103
Turkish Lira 0.133 0.212
Ukrainian Hryvnia 0.028 0.033
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 0.360 0.508
Brazilian Real 0.202 0.279
Canadian Dollar 0.636 0.703
Colombian Peso 0.218 0.330
Costa Rican Colon 0.001 0.002
Dominican Peso 0.014 0.020
Jamaican Dollar 0.005 0.008
Mexican Peso 0.039 0.048
Peruvian Sol 0.213 0.315
Trinidadian Dollar 0.115 0.140
Australian Dollar 0.611 0.673
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.115 0.140
Hong Kong Dollar 0.104 0.122
Indonesian Rupiah 0.053 0.072
Indian Rupee 0.011 0.013
South Korean Won 0.662 0.887
Malaysian Ringgit 0.184 0.247
New Zealand Dollar 0.565 0.637
Philippine Peso 0.014 0.020
Singapore Dollar 0.588 0.690
Thai Baht 0.025 0.029
Taiwan New Dollar 0.025 0.033
Vietnamese Dong 0.033 0.047
Emirati Dirham 0.216 0.263
Bahraini Dinar 1.429 1.818
Egyptian Pound 0.045 0.061
Israeli Shekel 0.211 0.264
Jordanian Dinar 1.042 1.389
Kenyan Shilling 0.007 0.010
Kuwaiti Dinar 2.506 3.086
Moroccan Dirham 0.083 0.118
Mauritian Rupee 0.022 0.030
Namibian Dollar 0.056 0.072
Omani Rial 1.996 2.551
Qatari Riyal 0.164 0.217
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.198 0.246
Tunisian Dinar 0.259 0.357
South African Rand 0.056 0.068
Euro Change
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Euro Change Buy rate – this is the rate at which Euro Change 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.

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Best EUR exchange rates at Commerzbank in Berlin

Exchange EUR Commerzbank Buy Commerzbank Sell
US Dollar 0.880 0.885
British Pound 1.128 1.133
Japanese Yen 0.008 0.008
Swiss Franc 0.874 0.877
Canadian Dollar 0.668 0.673
Australian Dollar 0.630 0.651
New Zealand Dollar 0.589 0.612
Swedish Krona 0.097 0.098
Norwegian Krone 0.104 0.104
Danish Krone 0.134 0.134
Emirati Dirham 0.235 0.246
Bulgarian Lev 0.509 0.514
Bahraini Dinar 2.272 2.415
Czech Koruna 0.038 0.039
Hong Kong Dollar 0.111 0.114
Croatian Kuna 0.132 0.137
Hungarian Forint 0.003 0.003
Israeli Shekel 0.227 0.250
Jordanian Dinar 1.213 1.275
Kuwaiti Dinar 2.811 2.996
Sri Lankan Rupee 0.005 0.005
Moroccan Dirham 0.090 0.096
Mexican Peso 0.043 0.044
Omani Rial 2.221 2.369
Polish Zloty 0.229 0.236
Qatari Riyal 0.234 0.252
Romanian Leu 0.210 0.219
Serbian Dinar 0.008 0.009
Russian Ruble 0.013 0.014
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.231 0.239
Singapore Dollar 0.635 0.648
Thai Baht 0.026 0.027
Tunisian Dinar 0.301 0.304
Turkish Lira 0.164 0.166
South African Rand 0.061 0.063

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

Berlin and beyond: Snitching for the far-right AfD | DW | 16.11.2018

Since launching the Berlin version of its platform to denounce teachers who oppose its politics, the far-right Alternative for Germany says it's received thousands of complaints. DW's Tamsin Walker has one of her own.

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Christmas Gardens open in Berlin, Dresden and Stuttgart | DW | 14.11.2018

The Christmas Garden is being held for the third time in the Botanical Garden in Berlin-Dahlem. This year the event will also take place in Stuttgart at Wilhelma and in Dresden in the garden of Schloss Pillnitz.

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‘Mentally ill’ person tries to breach into Russian embassy in Berlin to ‘request asylum’

German police have detained a suspicious person in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin after the allegedly mentally unstable man abandoned his car in front of the diplomatic compound and tried to enter it to request asylum.

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‘Berlin Station’ Season 3 Timely Trailer Warns “This Place Is A Time Bomb”
‘Berlin Station’ Season 3 Timely Trailer Warns “This Place Is A Time Bomb”

EXCLU: New trailer for new season of Epix's Ashely Judd starring spy drama + showrunner on connection to real life realpolitik

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Unusual, but effective aquaculture in Berlin

A Berlin start-up is breeding bass and basil in the same waters. The fish are providing the nutrients for the plants - an unusual but effective form of aquaculture. Fish fertilizes plant.…

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Right-wing rally gets underway in Berlin | DW | 09.11.2018

A Berlin court overturned a ban on a right-wing rally after the state interior ministry said the candle-lit march would negate the meaning of memorials on the anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom.

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Aresimowicz files election complaint against opponent, Berlin Republicans

Aresimowicz files election complaint against opponent, Berlin Republicans- House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz has filed an election complaint alleging coordination between his opponent, Berlin Republicans, and a “concerned taxpayer.”Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said in the Nov. 8 complaint that ads from the campaign for Republican Mike...

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Fraught with Peril: On Lucia Berlin’s “Evening in Paradise” and “Welcome Home”

Ryan Smernoff greets the publication of “Evening in Paradise: More Stories” and “Welcome Home” by Lucia Berlin.

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