TimeOut magazine ranks Berlin among the best cities in the world

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Berlin, 24 January 2024 The German capital Berlin is one of the best cities in the world, along with New York and Cape Town. The international online city magazine "TimeOut" published its annual list for 2024 yesterday and puts Berlin in third place.

Burkhard Kieker, Managing Director of visitBerlin: "The brand of our city of Berlin is strong and intact. The fact that the world sees it that way is thanks to the many people who are fighting to make our city so attractive. New York, Cape Town and Berlin are the top of worlds best cities - working already closely together, more to come." 

The magazine writes: "What makes Berlin great: Berlin is so much more than its clubs, its galleries, and its reputation as the European capital of cool. The city might not be known for its friendliness, but Berliners are the heart and soul of the German capital. [...] Getting between the 12 districts with public transportation is easy, but renting a bike is a great way to see the city. Bike lanes criss-cross the capital, and there are seemingly endless wide open green spaces (Tempelhof Field, a disused airport tarmac turned into a massive park, is a local favourite)." You can find the full TimeOut article here: https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do/best-cities-in-the-world

Grace Beard, TimeOut travel editor, says: "Every city that made the list did so because locals rate it highly – so whether a city ranked at one or fifty, it’s still one of the greatest amongst the thousands of cities around the globe. This year, the top cities are not only incredible places to visit and go out in, with world-class restaurants, culture and nightlife, but they’re also great places to live, with strong community spirit and an undeniable vibe.”

The annual TimeOut list of the best cities in the world not only provides inspiration for travelling, but is also a global snapshot of urban life. Thousands of city dwellers were asked about the quality and affordability of their city's food, culture and nightlife and how they feel about their city.

The top 10 best cities in the world by TimeOut (timeout.com/bestcities)

1. New York City, USA

2. Cape Town, South Africa

3. Berlin, Germany

4. London, Great Britain

5. Madrid, Spain

6. Mexico City, Mexico

7. Liverpool, Great Britain

8. Tokyo, Japan

9th Rome, Italy

10. Porto, Portugal

A year full of highlights for Berlin 
Here is a list of the football, memorable and cultural highlights awaiting visitors to Berlin this year. Berlin was recently included as one of the best destinations for city breaks in the current "Top 100 City Destinations Index" 2023 by Euromonitor and was able to position itself in 6th place. All information for a visit to Berlin at  visitBerlin.de.