Berlin: Heart of Europe
It’s not without good reason that so many Brits are flocking to Germany post-Brexit, with Berlin being the top city of choice. Bar the city’s rep for long-weekend parties, cheap-as-chips beer, and kooky locals with a penchant for getting in the buff, Berlin is a city of uncompromising innovation.
Here, finding new ways of thinking and doing, and letting that freak-flag fly, is not merely tolerated but welcomed and encouraged. A bold leader in the creative and technological industries; Berlin’s prime location at the heart of Europe makes it a natural melting-pot of talent from around the globe. Still need convincing? Read on…
CENTRE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
As the capital of the biggest national economy in the Europe, it goes without saying that Berlin plays a pivotal role in European Union decision making. It is the heart of the new Europe. And who doesn’t want to be where the action is? Whether it’s politics, IT, e-commerce, media, technologies or the creative industries, whatever your jam is, Berlin is perfectly located and bubbling with activity. Sounds tempting but feeling unsure on where to locate yourself and your projects within Berlin? Fret not, there are countless services at hand to help you find the perfect site for you. This being just one of many.
COSMOPOLITAN AND CONNECTED
Naturally, being the very locus of the European Union attracts many others from all areas of Europe and beyond; making Berlin one of the most cosmopolitan, well connected cities you’ll find for you and your projects. People from 190 nations live and work in Berlin, and almost 2 million residents speak at least two languages.
Few other places allow for such networking opportunities with such a variety of talent from around the globe in such an array of industries. And fewer places still allow for such expansion on a global platform. Intrigued but unsure on how to go about it? This is a good place to start for those looking for a little advice.
CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE
It follows that a city drawing such an international crowd would boast some of the fastest, more direct links to other centres around the world. Tegel airport serves as Berlin’s main hub for international flight connections, while Schoenefeld caters to trans-European flights. As if that wasn’t enough, an additional airport, Brandenburg International, is currently being constructed and due to open as early as 2017.
Berlin is also superbly located for overland travel, as part of the trans-European railway network, with connections to Stockholm, Rome and Moscow among others, and through them other railway networks stretching to the Far East and beyond.
You can reach both airports conveniently by public transport. Used by locals and visitors alike, Bvg.de provides one of the most comprehensive guides in helping you navigate yourself to and from the airports.
A good location is imperative to the success of most any project and Berlin certainly delivers the goods! As the capital of Europe’s key players, and being so superbly connected with the rest of the world, Berlin is at the very epicentre of European innovation and enterprise. Never has there been a more exciting time to be part of it! Go on – what you waiting for?