The new Berlin, host of the International Symposium on Prostate, Androgens and Men's Sexual Health 2013, presents itself to visitors as a cosmopolitan city. The Brandenburg Gate, once a symbol of the divided Germany, has become the emblem of the German capital. In an area of about 891 km2, Berlin unites a large number of urban districts, which are completely different in character. Of the 3.4 million inhabitants of Berlin, more than 434,000 people are not of German origin. They come from more than 180 different nations and provide Berlin with a large variety of lifestyles and cultures. Berlin is one of the prime locations for science and research facilities. As a Competence Centre, Berlin has relied on the fields of technology, biotechnology, medical and environmental technology. Furthermore, with about 140,000 students and about 40,000 people working at universities, Berlin is Germany's largest university city. Berlin's cultural scene offers unlimited opportunities for leisure activities: three opera houses, four large musical theaters, over 150 theaters and numerous cabaret-theaters, 170 museums and collections as well as 300 art galleries and 130 cinemas. The "Museumsinsel" (Museum Island) with its world-famous museums was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1999. Especially the Kurfürstendamm, Friedrichstrasse and Potsdamer Platz are ideal places for extensive shopping trips.

And one should not forget the countless cafés, pubs and restaurants having both local and international specialties ready for their guests. But Berlin is also a green city. Numerous woods, lakes, parks and gardens offer recreation for everyone. In addition, the historical city of Potsdam in the neighboring Land of Brandenburg, with its historic palaces and gardens and numerous highlights of historical and modern municipal architecture, invites visitors to stay for a while.

Please visit Berlin's official website for more information:
www.berlin.de/international/attractions/index.en.php

Berlin’s climate is usually mild during the early summer months. In June, the average temperature is between 17°C (68°F) and 23°C (77°F) during the day. Fluctuation between day and night temperatures is about 10°C (50°F).