|Brandenburg Gate, Berlin - GERMANY|
Berlin is the capital city of and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.3 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city and is the seventh biggest urban area in the European Union. Around one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. Berlin is home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities and is host to many sporting events. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, public transportation networks, and an extremely high quality of living.