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History meets the Past and becomes the Future

HumboldtForum ©visitBerlin

Berlin has always been one of the most appealing destinations in Europe. A city with history, with charisma, a metropolis with economic power, a capital city of importance. Berlin is constantly reinventing itself whilst nonetheless remaining the same, sometimes exuberant, occasionally challenging, frequently brash, but always diverse and heart-warming.

There are many reasons for travelling to Berlin; people come to experience outstanding, unique culture, to dine exquisitely and celebrate high-spiritedly, or to successfully conclude business deals.

The latest reason for visiting and youngest highlight of Berlin’s cultural landscape is the Humboldt Forum in the reconstructed palace in the centre of the city. This freshly blossomed part of Berlin between the Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz is a place of culture and science, exchange and debate. In this re-interpretation of the Berlin Palace demolished in 1950, faithfully reconstructed Baroque façades mix with contemporary architectural language – here, history meets the past and becomes the future.

And opposite, in the five museums on Museum Island, history comes alive. Here, on the UNESCO-World Heritage Site, the presumably most beautiful woman in Berlin awaits the visitor. Even if Nefertiti’s plaster bust is already around 3,500 years old, her look is still as seductive and puzzling as on day one. Innumerable other exhibits of world importance, among them a golden ceremonial hat from the Bronze Age, the Pergamon Altar of Antiquity or the Ischtar gate and the procession out of Babylon establish the collections’ reputation.

In addtion to culture, creativity, science and research in all their facets are also part of the German Capital’s DNA. More than 250,000 people from all over the world teach, research, work and study at eleven state, two denominational and approximately 30 state-recognised private universities. Berlin is also entitled to call itself “UNESCO City of Design” and is thus a part of the UNESCO network of Creative Cities.

Life is simply pleasant in Berlin and its environs. No wonder the economy is also booming – despite Corona. In the last crisis year, 80 companies came to Berlin, thus creating approximately 3,000 jobs. Local companies, especially in the technical and e-commerce sectors, are booming and thriving, e.g. Delivery Hero, Hello Fresh, N26, Zalando, Netflix and many more. But also new investments such as the Tesla gigafactory and other major companies like Siemens or Sony Music prove: In Berlin, the future is growing in style.

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This future deserves a future-oriented airport. The new airport Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt (BER) opened in December 2020 and has since bundled the entire air traffic in the region – ca. 11 million people can travel to the new airport within 2 hours. Its three Terminals T1, T2 and T5 offer sufficient capacities for the future growth of BER new facilities that significantly improve its offers for passengers and airlines.

But simply looking ahead does not generate the future. This occurs only when history meets present, and we proceed in this spirit. This is why Berlin is the place for a successful future.



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