Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
With a population of approximately 3.7 million, Berlin is the second most populous city in the European Union and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.
Located in north-eastern Germany on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has roughly 6 million residents from more than 180 nations.
Technology in Berlin
In 2015, Berlin was named the fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world, receiving the most venture capital investment of any city in Europe.
A relatively low cost of living (43% lower than London) teamed with a vibrant culture makes Berlin a top destination for tech professionals seeking their next challenge.
However, before Berlin can stake its claim as the number 1, undisputed, tech hub, there are definite talent shortages that need to be addressed.
The lack of highly skilled programmers and engineers remains a continuous problem for employers in Berlin, but with most offering a excellent work-life balance and relaxed, creative working atmospheres, more people will surely be inspired to join the ranks of those making the exciting move.