Germany’s capital Berlin is dynamic, cosmopolitan and creative, allowing for every kind of lifestyle. East meets West in the metropolis at the heart of a changing Europe. Germany's largest city with its 3.4 million inhabitants is a city of opportunities just waiting to be seized in all areas, like entertainment, recreation, economy, science and academic life.
Since the fall of the wall on the 9th November 1989 the German capital faced a number of substantial changes. Berlin did not only become the seat of the German government in 1999 and is estimated today to be one of the most exciting cities in the centre of Europe. Also two public transport systems had to amalgamate into one powerful system of suburban train, subway, tram and bus lines.
Berlin’s public transport company BVG operates one of Europe’s biggest public transport fleets. Maintaining 9 subway lines, 150 bus lines and 22 tram lines, the service quality and network density are very high if compared at international level. Each day BVG’s fleet goes round the world 18 times while servicing an area of 1000 km². 900 million passengers are using BVG’s transportation service every year
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