Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is the country's largest city, and the second most populous city in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area.
Berlin is a major center in European politics, culture, media, and science. It serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport. The city's economy is primarily based on the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, environmental services, congress and convention venues. Berlin is the third most-visited tourist destination in the EU. Other industries include traffic engineering, optoelectronics, IT, vehicle manufacturing, health care, biomedical engineering, and biotechnology.
The reunited city of Berlin is once again the capital of Germany. Berlin was almost bombed out of existence during World War II; its streets reduced to piles of rubble, its parks to muddy swampland.
Airlines to fly into Berlin: Delta, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia, Malev, Czech Airlines, LOT.