Berlin is Germany’s largest city with a population of 3.5 million people. Located in the north eastern part of Germany, Berlin is the capital of the country and one of the major cultural centres on the continent. It is the second most populated city in the EU, with residents from over 180 different nations. Berlin has long been a popular destination for expats because of its high living standards, affordable living costs, excellent infrastructure and creative spirit. Around one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes making it popular for families with young children.