Everyday Life

Everyday life situation in Berlin Park


Local public transport in Berlin consists of many routes and modes of transport. Below, you will find information about the S-Bahn (urban railway), the U-Bahn (underground railway, buses and bus routes, trams and Metrotram and other. Mobility

News and Media

Freedom of the press is enshrined in article 5 of the German constitution. It guarantees everyone who works as a journalist the right to free distribution of news and opinions as well as independence in reporting. News and Media


Healthcare is a right for all. There are medical practices and hospitals. Some practices treat only private patients, i.e. people with private health insurance. Normally, appointments are assigned, generally by telephone. Health

People with Disabilities

Refugees with disabilities are eligible for the aid and treatments (e.g. physiotherapy) that they need. The central point of contact for advice for people with disabilities is Berliner Zentrum für Selbstbestimmtes Leben e. V. (BZSL e. V.). People with Disabilities

Senior-Focused Issues

A minimum level of care is paid for by the care insurance. Like the health insurance, this is divided into private and statutory. Basically, everyone with statutory health insurance also has care insurance through the health insurance company. Senior-Focused Issues

Religion and Ideology

Every person has the right to choose a religion or ideology – no religion or ideology is above the law of the state. Every person has the right to believe what she or he considers right. Religion and Ideology

Rainbowcity Berlin

Berlin is a rainbow city, committed to open-mindedness, acceptance and mutual respect. The rainbow has become a global symbol of freedom and equal rights for homosexual and transgender people. Rainbowcity Berlin

Help and Opportunities for Women

According to the constitution in Germany all people are equal before the law. Men and women have equal rights and nobody may be disadvantaged on the grounds of gender. The same rights must also be enforced in society. Help and Opportunities for Women

Protection from Discrimination

Berlin is a metropolis that is characterised by the diversity of its citizens. Open-mindedness, tolerance and mutual respect are important for coexistence to work well. However, cases of discrimination and racist violence also occur time and again. Protection from Discrimination


Anyone who has lived in Germany for a long time and who has a residence or settlement permit can acquire German citizenship under further conditions. In most cases, however, this requires relinquishment of former citizenship. Naturalization