Politics & Administration

Politics & Administration

Berlin Town Hall: The "Rotes Rathaus"
Berlin Town Hall: The "Rotes Rathaus"
Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD)
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Governing Mayor of Berlin

Michael Müller is the city’s mayor and the federal state’s premier. The Senate Chancellery is his 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

Berlins Partnercities
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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

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

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


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

Information brochure for new Berliners

New in Berlin? If you’ve just moved to Berlin, this is the information package you need. In this brochure you will find information on housing, working, child care, and more. Get your free PDF download here. more

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

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