Berlin is the largest and greenest city in Germany and one of the 35 cities in Germany where StoreShippers operates same-day ship-from-store services. Berlin is the city where we shipped our first orders in Germany and it is our pleasure to share some fun facts about this beautiful city. Berlin has a lot more to offer than just beer and currywurst. Berlin is known for being one of the most creative and progressive cities in Europe, if not the world. If you want to see Berlin with different eyes, read on.
Berlin is seen by many as the city with limitless possibilities
1. Large and youthful
The city of Berlin has 3.5 million inhabitants spread over 891.75 square kilometres, making it the largest city in Germany and one of the largest cities in Europe. Berlin is also a young city: 55% of the population is younger than 45 years of age and the average is 42.
2. The city of unlimited possibilities
Berlin is the city with opportunities for everyone. It is also called the Silicon Valley of Europe. Many start-ups can be found in Berlin because the rent of office buildings is still relatively low and the city exudes creativity. Berlin is seen by many as the city with limitless possibilities.
3. The best city in the world for millennials
In 2018, Berlin has beaten off competition from 110 cities – including London, New York and Amsterdam – to be ranked as the best city in the world for millennials. The ranking was focused on four criteria: the business ecosystem, the availability of essentials, openness and recreation.
4. Duplicate street names
Berlin is the city of double street names. Waldstraße exists no less than 12 times in Berlin! Closely followed by Lindenstraße, which exists 10 times in the city. Moreover, 5% of all street names in Berlin exists in duplicate.
5. More bridges than Venice
Berlin is a green oasis: 44% of the city consists of waterways, forests, rivers, and green areas. You might not expect it, but Berlin even has more bridges than Venice: over 900 in total!
6. Lots and lots of beer
Berliners drink an average of 100 litres of beer a year (and only 20 litres of wine and 4 of sparkling wine). Moreover, if you want to drink a different German beer every day, it will take you about 13 years to try everything.
7. The stolen bicycle
Formerly an old lake, the city of Berlin is very flat. This makes it an excellent cycling city. However, keep a close eye on your bike. Every 23 seconds a bicycle is stolen in Berlin.
8. StoreShippers’ coverage
StoreShippers provides same-day ship-from-store delivery to all 3.5 million consumers in Berlin and consumers in surrounding areas. With coverage in 35 cities all over the country and continuous expansions, StoreShippers supports the largest retailers with a full service ship-from-store strategy.