The Constitution of Berlin

of 23 November 1995, as amended as of 22 March 2016

On 8 June 1995 the Berlin House of Representatives adopted the following Constitution, and the people of Berlin consented to it in the referendum of 22 October 1995:


Resolving to protect the freedom and the rights of every individual, to afford democratic order to the community and the economy, and to serve the spirit of social progress and peace, Berlin, the capital of the united Germany, has adopted the following Constitution:

Section I:

Fundamental Provisions

Section II:

Basic Rights; State Aims

Section III:

Representation of the People

Section IV:

The Government

Section V:


Section VI:

The Administrative Apparatus

Section VII:

Administration of Justice

Section VIII:


Section IX:

Transitional and Final Provisions