Berlin is the Capital City and the Seat of Government of Federal Republic of Germany. The City state Berlin is an independent Federal State and represents the centre of the metropolitan region Berlin/Brandenburg. It is the most populated and planar-biggest city of Germany and with its residents the second biggest city of the EU.
Berlin is one of the influental political centres in the European Union and with its cultural heritage one of the most visited metropolis of the continent. The city is an important junction and a famous center of arts and education Germany´s.
Outstanding institutions like universities, research facilities, festivals, night life and architecture relish international reputation.
Berlin was several times the Capital City of German States like electorate Brandenburg, Prussian kingdom, Third Reich or for German Democratic Republic (but only the Eastern parts of the city). Since October 1990 Berlin is Capital City for whole Germany.