All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!

U.S. President John F. Kennedy, speaking in West Berlin, June 1963

Berlin combines the culture of New York, the traffic system of Tokyo, the nature of Seattle, and the historical treasures of, well, Berlin

Hiroshi Montomura,U.S. Law professor, 2004

Berlin is a pulsing, exciting city with so many varied and distinctive neighborhoods, iconic history all around, great food at all levels and from every corner of the world … an excellent place to set up camp and make a great record.

Member of the Music Group, R.E.M., 2010

Berlin reminds me of Montreal....

Dr. Luke J.W. Haffenden

Techno itself took on a cultural significance in Germany after the country’s reunification, and nearly three decades later Berlin has become a global mecca for 24-hour party people. Berghain’s brand of techno excess has even been recognised by German courts as high culture on a par with classical music.