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Welcome to the website of the Senate Representative for Integration and Migration!

Berlin, Germany’s largest city was and remains a city of immigration. Migrants from many countries have contributed to shaping and forming Berlin, adding their own personal touches to the city. Many migrant communities have roots dating far back into history, while others have only recently made a home here beside the Spree and the Havel rivers.

The largest immigrant communities were formed as a result of the labour migration of the 1960s and 1970s. After the Berlin Wall was built, the West Berlin’s labour force was drawn particularly from the Mediterranean countries, but also from South Korea. In East Berlin, contract workers came in smaller numbers from Vietnam, Cuba and Poland – to name just a few examples. Berlin was and remains a sanctuary for refugees and victims of political persecution from many countries.

The cultural, religious and ethnic diversity today is characteristic of the modern, open city of Berlin. On this website we aim to give you an overview of this diversity and to inform you about the responsibilities and goals of the Representative for Integration and Migration.
More info at: Link to text by Eberhard Seidel (PDF)

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Contact info

The Representative of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration
Potsdamer Strasse 65
10785 Berlin - Mitte

Tel.: +49 (30) 9017-2351
Fax: +49 (30) 9017-2320