Berlin Facts and Information
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Quick facts about Berlin, Germany.
Berlin By The Numbers:
Population: 3.4 million (city), 4.9 million (metropolitan)
Average Winter Temperature: -6° C / 31° F
Average Summer Temperature: 18° C / 65° F
Most Precipitation: 100 mm/ 4 in
Annual amount of taxes to be paid to own a dog: EUR150.
Time Zone: GMT+1 (GMT+2 daylight savings time); Central European Time (CET)
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz, German 2-pin-plug
Country Dialing Code: +49
Area Code: 30
Did You Know?
Musician David Bowie and Iggy Pop lived in Berlin during the 1970s. Bowie once reportedly described they city as "the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine."
Imported coffee was banned by Friedrich II in order to encourage sales of the local beverage: beer!
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