Berlin

👥 Population: 3.6 million

🕑 Time Zone: Central European Time (CET): UTC +1

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

Berlin is Germany's largest and capital city. Having overcome hardships after WW2, it is a vibrant, international, and fircly independent city. It is home to many startups making it one of the largest ecosystems in Europe.

Weather

The weather in Berlin is classed as oceanic. It has 4 distinct seasons featuring warm summers, cold winters, and crisp autumn and spring. Summers are 18°C on average and winters are 0°C.

Getting around

Uber available

✅  yes as well as Blacklane and local taxis

From airport

Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Train: With S-Bahn it takes 25 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at €3.80.

Car rentals: Car rental options

Within

BVG

Methods: S-Bahn (rail), U-Bahn (underground), Bus

Where to live

Mitte: Good for first timers and tourists.

Prenzlauerberg: Relaxed, cool, local and good for families. Lots of cafes and restaurants.

Kreuzberg/Friedrichshain: Lively, vibrant nightlife, and plenty of cool bars and nightclubs. Hip, artsy and good for all pockets.

Temporary accommodation

Airbnb

Website

A 1 bedroom place typically costs between €1,100 and €2,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between €1,200 and €2,500 per month.

Groceries

Markets

Neukölln Farmers' Market on Maybachufer

Markt am Winterfeldtplatz

Kollwitzplatz

Supermarkets

Rewe

LIDL

ALDI

EDEKA

Convenience stores

Local stores called “Späti” or "Spätkauf".

Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

Ahoy! Berlin

Prices are from €220 per month.