Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany. Berlin located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel. Berlin’s economy is mainly based on the service sector due to being one of the most popular touristic destinations in Europe.
Berlin’s growing appeal as an international study destination is also due in part to a greater provision of courses in English, particularly at postgraduate level. With a high quality of living, affordable costs, a liberal atmosphere and a happening party and music scene, the German capital has a huge amount to offer international students of all backgrounds and interests. The top university in Berlin is Humboldt University of Berlin.
Berlin's most famous historic landmark is the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), once a symbol of a divided nation and now a symbol of unity and peace. Between the River Spree and the Kupfergraben in a 400-meter-long canal, Spree Island is better known as Museum Island (Museumsinsel), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you'll find many of the city's oldest and most important museums, including the Old Museum (Altes Museum).
The city is served by two airports. The Tegel International Airport is the main airport for international carriers and is a hub for domestic flights (Lufthansa and Air Berlin). The airport is connected to various cities around the world like London (Heathrow Airport), Doha, Istanbul, Beijing, Vienna, etc. Major airlines serving this airport include British Airways, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, United Airlines, etc. The Schonefeld airport is the base for charter flights, many low-cost airlines (Ryanair, easyJet and Germanwings) and most of the traffic from Eastern Europe.