Come to Berlin and you'll feel it, too: energy. Over the last two decades, Germany's capital city has become the gateway between East and West as well as one of the world's most vibrant, creative, and innovative locations.
In addition to this vibrancy, Germany's largest city offers unbeatable infrastructure, affordable prices, proximity to major decision makers, targeted funding to promote development, a skilled workforce, and an attractive quality of life.
These prime conditions have led many large firms – such as Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom, Pfizer, Siemens, Sony, and Vattenfall – to locate head offices here. The same holds true for countless small and medium-sized firms, especially young and innovative ones.
The range of industries in Berlin includes film, media, fashion, music, services, IT, and health care, as well as bio-, optical, environmental, and medical technologies. These companies flourish in new facilities such as Adlershof, Germany's largest science and technology center, and the synergies they develop with the city-state’s more than 18 institutions of higher education and 250 research establishments help them to achieve their loftiest goals.
Tourists flock to Berlin to enjoy the city's unmatchable cultural offerings in museums, historical sites, musical and performing-art venues, as well as vibrant nightlife and shopping. And, of course, they can’t help but enjoy the beauty of a city that has more bridges than Venice!
"Our experience of setting up in Germany was very positive. We were able to utilise the extensive knowledge of Germany Trade and Invest as well as Berlin Partner to navigate a lot of the legal, tax and immigration issues which have been key in our successful launch. We have managed to attract both local and international talent to our office in Berlin which acts as an Research & Development hub and has given us an advantage over 1000s of other employers by being located in such an attractive location for highly sought after technical talent in the software development and Machine Learning industry.” (2021)
Fraser Hopper, Head of Operations | Chattermill