Is Berlin Safe for travelers and those looking for a new home?
Berlin! The home of the Reichstag, the Berlinale, and many, many football teams.
This city is home to 3.7 million residents and is both the capital city and largest city in Germany.
Full of history, both recent and medieval, it has an eclectic array of museums and galleries.
It’s also one of the best places in the country to study for university, with world-renowned institutes such as the Humboldt and the TU.
The big question, however, is whether Berlin is as safe as visitors make it out to be.
Is Berlin just another European city with petty crime and scams? Or is it safer than most cities?
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How Safe is Berlin?
Berlin is an interesting place when it comes to the question of safety.
On the one hand, it’s just like any other major European city with petty crime problems, organized crime, and the highest chances of crime happening to visitors being pickpocketed.
However, it’s still seen by some visitors as a more dangerous place than the likes of London or Barcelona.
This is due to the fact that there are ‘dangerous’ or ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods closer to the city center and the tourist spots than most other European cities.
It’s worth knowing what to expect when you get to Berlin, as well as which neighborhoods to avoid.