Germany is a combination of timeless tradition and cutting-edge cool, wrapped up in a package of spectacular landscapes, architectural masterpieces, idyllic half-timbered villages and vibrant metropolises and fairy-tale palaces.
Berlin has grown-up increasingly but it hasn't surrendered its contagious energy and indie spirit. Berlin spoils visitors with quirky and classic diversions. There’s haute cuisine in an ex-brewery, world-class art in a WWII bunker, all-night parties in power stations and the chance to chill in a river barge-turned-swimming pool. Buildings marking milestones in history – the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie among them – rub shoulders with 175 museums, including such top acts as the Pergamonmuseum, with its monumental antiquities, and the Hamburger Bahnhof, which boasts bold contemporary art. Sweeping views unfold from the TV Tower and the Reichstag Dome, while down below, tourist boats glide past the Nikolaiviertel, the site of Berlin’s medieval beginnings.
The history of science in Berlin is full of the names of famous scholars like Humboldt, Einstein, Virchow, Koch, Meitner and Planck. Major national research organizations such as Fraunhofer, the Helmholtz Association and the Leibniz Association are represented in Berlin by various institutions and research sites. Germany's largest concentration of universities and colleges is located in Berlin, a leading center of science, academics, and research, not least thanks to its 39 institutions of higher education. Germany’s national research organizations are represented in Berlin with a number of institutes, as are eight federal ministry research facilities. Together with Berlin's universities, nearly 100 research institutions in the city form an important basis for the region's economic development.
40 Nobel Prize winners are affiliated to the Berlin-based universities. Medicine, medical technology, biotechnology, information and communications technology, optical technology, material sciences, transportation and environmental technologies, and the humanities and social sciences are the primary focus of research being done in Berlin. Berlin’s research projects are part of international networks and are recognized worldwide.
Berlin is the most coveted tourist destination, and hence the perfect place to hold such event.