My name is Frederick Zalloua and I am on a teaching exchange in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany with a population of approximately 3.7 million. Located in north eastern Germany on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has roughly 6 million residents from more than 180 nations. Around two thirds of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes, which makes it a great place for families. Berlin was the most heavily bombed city in history. The Allies dropped 67,607 tons of bombs on Berlin during World War II, destroying 6427 acres of its built up area. So for history teachers it is a must see place.
Now, Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Modern Berlin is home to world renowned universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues and is host to many sporting events. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a living. Since the 2000s, Berlin has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene.