Senate Chancellery

Because Berlin is also one of Germany’s federal states, the Governing Mayor of Berlin has the same rank as a minister-president. The Red Town Hall is the official seat of the Governing Mayor and also houses his administrative staff, known as the Senate Chancellery.

The roughly 350 members of the Senate Chancellery assist the Governing Mayor with policy planning and governance in Berlin.

Their responsibilities include the political coordination of the Senate’s work, cooperation with the federal government and Germany’s other federal states, press and public relations work, Berlin’s website, media policy, promoting civic engagement in the city, representing Berlin to the outside world, including relations to Berlin’s partner cities around the world, and protocol.

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Rotes Rathaus Hauptportal

The Red Town Hall

The Red Town Hall is the seat of Berlin’s government and the Governing Mayor, Kai Wegner. More information

Kai Wegner

The Governing Mayor

Kai Wegner is both the city’s mayor and the federal state’s premier. More information


International Relations

Berlin has strong ties to the rest of the world. Learn more about the broad spectrum of its activities. More information

Neue Synagoge

Invitation program for former Berliners

The Berlin Senate started its invitation program to give former Berliners who were forced to leave Berlin during the National Socialist years the chance to see their hometown again. More information