Berlin: Main Facts
The Capital Of Germany
Berlin is a city-state in northeastern Germany. It is the centre of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area and the largest city in Germany. Situated on the banks of the Spree River, it has an area of 341 square miles (883 square km). The Spree flows from southeastern Berlin to the western part of the city, where it joins the Havel River, an arm of the Elbe. A system of canals crosses Berlin. Numerous lakes decorate the area, including the Grosser Wannsee, the Tegeler See, and the Grosser Müggelsee.