Richard von Mises Lecture 2017stoA

About Berlin

The city of Berlin, Germany, is built around the River Spree in the federal state of Brandenburg. Berlin is Germany's capital city and has undergone enormous changes in the past 100 years. No longer divided, this city is now a thriving, modern and exciting destination, welcoming tourists and business visitors alike. Since World War II, the city has emerged from the past and undergone the biggest construction project in Europe.

Much of Berlin has been rebuilt, restored or rejuvenated and there is some wonderful architecture, both old and new, standing side by side. Many come here for the exceptional nightlife alone, while others prefer the tourism aspect offered by the city. Those who choose to sightsee by day will discover that many of Berlin's landmarks come with their very own observation decks, such as the Reichstag (the German Parliament Building), the Europa Center on the Zoologischer Garten, the Kollhoff Tower on the Potsdamer Platz, the Siegessäule (Victory Column) in the Tiergarten area, and the Fernsehturm on the Alexanderplatz, the latter of which is a television tower and the tallest structure in the city, boasting a revolving restaurant.

Berlin operates three official tourist information centres in the city, with multi-lingual staff on hand to answer your questions and dispense advice. These are located at the Brandenburg Gate, on the Budapester Strasse, and on Alexanderplatz (taken and adapted from

Information on cultural and touristic attractions

Komische Oper
Deutsche Oper

Tourist attractions
Palaces and gardens
Television tower
Berlin cathedral


To get information on the weather in or the weather forecast for Berlin, refer to this site.

Places of interest in the vicinity of the lecture premises

There are several well-priced cafeterias and restaurants on or near campus to visit for lunch:

- Bistro "Sonnenschein", located here, on Volmerstrasse 7b.
- Mensa Oase, located here, on Rudower Chaussee 25.
- Bistro "Kleine Pause", located here, on Carl-Scheele-Strasse 17.
- Bistro "La Petite", located here, Am Studio 20A.

A supermarket and a pharmacy are located on Rudower Chaussee 12, here.