Politics & Administration

Politics & Administration

Berlin Town Hall: The "Rotes Rathaus"
Berlin Town Hall: The "Rotes Rathaus"
Franziska Giffey
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Governing Mayor of Berlin

Franziska Giffey is the city’s mayor and the federal state’s premier. The Senate Chancellery is her administrative team. more

Rotes Rathaus
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Constitution of Berlin

The constitution of Berlin provides general rules on people's rights, the government, legislation, and the administration. more

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Berlin’s International Relations

Berlin maintains partnerships with 17 cities and cooperates on projects with many other cities around the world, such as Copenhagen, Helsinki, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Seoul, Sofia, Sydney, and Vienna. more

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Cultural Affairs

Berlin’s cultural affairs department is responsible for museums, libraries, archives, memorials, theaters, orchestras, and choirs, as well as for funding for artists living in Berlin. more

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Building the Future

There will be a lot of building taking place in Berlin in the coming years. Berlin is growing and it needs new flats for the people who live here today, and also for those who will be coming to the city in the coming years. more

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Berlin has ambitious goals for environmental protection. Thanks to the Senate's goal-oriented energy and climate protection policies, Berlin should be climate-neutral by 2050. more

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The History of Berlin

From the city's founding to the divided city up until today – trace the eventful history of the city of Berlin. more

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The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall has long since disappeared from reunified Berlin. Memories of the Wall, however, are still very much alive. These pages are intended as a guide to exploring the former course of the Wall. more