Welcome to Berlin
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is dynamic, cosmopolitan, and creative, allowing for every kind of lifestyle. East meets West in a metropolis at the heart of a changing Europe. Germany’s largest city is a place of opportunities that are waiting to be seized, and this in the widest possible range of areas – entertainment and recreation, economic, technological and academic life.
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is a dynamic, cosmopolitan, and creative city. It stands at the heart of a changing Europe, where East meets West. And as Germany’s largest city, it boasts a wide variety of lifestyle and professional opportunities across many industries and disciplines—from entertainment, recreation, and economics to technology and academia.
Few cities have experienced such frequent and profound changes. Founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history, alternating between periods of golden prosperity and deep tragedy. Renowned as a city of knowledge and culture since the days of Friedrich the Great in the 18th century, the political and cultural developments of the 19th and 20th centuries are visible throughout the city’s landscape, reflecting both architectural change and the different approaches toward dealing with the consequences of war and destruction.
Since the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city has witnessed a steady rise in prominence. As the restored capital of a reunited Federal Republic, Berlin has once again taken up its traditional role at the heart of Europe’s cultural, commercial, and political life.
From world-renowned museums to the Berlin Philharmonic and a young, creative, alternative scene, the city’s cultural offerings have something for every taste. And Berlin’s rich culture, natural resources, and heritage are reflected in the vast number of historic buildings, beautiful parks, lakes, rivers, and canals.
Living in Berlin
While ESMT does not provide on-campus accommodation, MBA students may choose from a wide variety of reasonably-priced apartments in the center of the city and within walking distance of campus. Monthly housing prices range from €300 for shared flats, € 400 for unfurnished studios, and € 600 for fully furnished apartments.
Have some fun and compare the cost of living in Berlin to Paris.