A report on Berlin and Max Planck Society

Society's logo
Map of Berlin in 1688
Max Planck, after whom the society is named.
Berlin Cathedral (left) and Berlin Palace (right), 1900
Entrance of the administrative headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich
Berlin became the capital of the German Empire in 1871 and expanded rapidly in the following years.
Berlin in ruins after World War II (Potsdamer Platz, 1945)
The Berlin Wall (painted on the western side) was a barrier that divided the city from 1961 to 1989.
The fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. On 3 October 1990, the German reunification process was formally finished.
The coat of arms proposed in the state contract
Satellite image of Berlin
The outskirts of Berlin are covered with woodlands and numerous lakes.
Aerial photo over central Berlin showing City West, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz and the Tiergarten
Panorama of the Gendarmenmarkt, showing the Konzerthaus Berlin, flanked by the German Church (left) and French Church (right)
The Berlin Cathedral at Museum Island
Charlottenburg Palace
Hackesche Höfe
Breitscheidplatz with Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is the center of City West.
Berlin's population, 1880–2012
Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), seat of the Senate and Mayor of Berlin
Berlin's 12 boroughs and their 96 neighborhoods
Berlin is a UNESCO "City of Design" and recognized for its creative industries and startup ecosystem.
Deutsche Bahn, the world's second-largest transport company, is headquartered in Berlin.
The European Film Academy (logo pictured) was founded in Berlin.
The new building of Axel Springer SE which is heardquarted in Berlin
Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the largest grade-separated railway station in Europe.
The Berlin U-Bahn (Metro) at Heidelberger Platz station
Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Flights departing from Berlin serve 163 destinations around the globe.
Airports in Berlin, including those that are no longer used (as of November 2020)
Typical cycle street in Prenzlauer Berg
Heizkraftwerk Mitte power plant
The Charité university hospital
Café customers in Berlin Mitte using Wi-Fi devices
The Humboldt University of Berlin is affiliated with 57 Nobel Prize winners.
The Free University is one of Germany's eleven "Universities of Excellence".
The WISTA Science and Technology Park in Adlershof is home to several innovative businesses and research institutes.
The Alte Nationalgalerie is part of the Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The alternative Holzmarkt, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
The Jewish Museum presents two millennia of German–Jewish history.
The reconstructed Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon Museum
The Berlinale is the largest international spectator film festival.
The French Cathedral during the annual Festival of Lights
Hanukkah festival at the Brandenburg Gate
Sir Simon Rattle conducting the renowned Berlin Philharmonic
The Elephant Gate at the Berlin Zoo
The Victory Column in Tiergarten
The Olympiastadion hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics and the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final.
The Berlin Marathon is the world record course.
The Federal Chancellery building, seat of the Chancellor of Germany
The Reichstag, seat of the Bundestag
Schloss Bellevue, seat of the President of Germany
Prussian House of Lords, the seat of the Bundesrat of Germany
Headquarters of the Federal Intelligence Service

The society has its registered seat in Berlin, while the administrative headquarters are located in Munich.

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The city has a high density of internationally renowned research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Society, the Leibniz Association, the Helmholtz Association, and the Max Planck Society, which are independent of, or only loosely connected to its universities.

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Germany

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Country in Central Europe.

Country in Central Europe.

The Kingdom of East Francia in 843
Martin Luther (1483–1546), Protestant Reformer
The German Confederation in 1815
Adolf Hitler, dictator of Nazi Germany (1933–1945)
German-occupied Europe in 1942 during World War II
American, Soviet, British, and French occupation zones in Germany and the French-controlled Saar Protectorate, 1947. Territories east of the Oder-Neisse line were transferred to Poland and the Soviet Union under the terms of the Potsdam Conference.
The Berlin Wall during its fall in 1989, with the Brandenburg Gate in the background
Physical map of Germany
Berchtesgaden National Park
German TPz Fuchs armoured personnel carrier
Frankfurt is a leading business centre in Europe and the seat of the European Central Bank.
An ICE 3 on the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed rail line
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria
Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Heidelberg University is Germany's oldest institution of higher learning and generally counted among its most renowned.
The Hospital of the Holy Spirit in Lübeck, established in 1286, is a precursor to modern hospitals.
A typical German Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) in Dresden
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), composer
The Brothers Grimm collected and published popular German folk tales.
Babelsberg Studio in Potsdam near Berlin, the world's first large-scale film studio
Bavarian Bratwurst with mustard, a pretzel and beer
The German national football team after winning the FIFA World Cup for the fourth time in 2014. Football is the most popular sport in Germany.
Germany hosted the 2022 G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria.

The nation's capital and largest city is Berlin and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

Research institutions in Germany include the Max Planck Society, the Helmholtz Association, and the Fraunhofer Society and the Leibniz Association.

Cologne

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Largest city of the German western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the fourth-most populous city of Germany with 1.1 million inhabitants in the city proper and 3.6 million people in the urban region.

Largest city of the German western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the fourth-most populous city of Germany with 1.1 million inhabitants in the city proper and 3.6 million people in the urban region.

Fresco with Dionysian scenes from a Roman villa of Cologne, Germany (site of the ancient city Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium), 3rd century CE, Romano-Germanic Museum
Cologne around 1411
Panorama of Cologne in 1530
Attack on Deutz by the Swedish army during the Thirty Years' War in 1632
Hängebrücke
The devastation of Cologne, 1945
Cologne, seen from ESA Sentinel-2
Cologne in 2013
Soviet letter's envelope in honor of the Internationale Philatelic Exhibition LUPOSTA in Cologne in 1983.
The 1930 flood in Cologne
Results of the 2020 city council election.
Köln Cathedral on the banks of Rhine
A plan published in 1800 shows the mediaeval city wall still intact, locating 16 gates (Nr. 36–51 in the legend), e.g. 47: Eigelsteintor, 43: Hahnentor, 39: Severinstor
Bridge in Cologne over the Rhine River.
Rhine River at Cologne, Germany.
Courtyard of the Kolumba museum in 2007, designed by Peter Zumthor
Tauzieher, a limestone sculpture by Nikolaus Friedrich, 1911
Water feature in Cologne, Germany, summer of 2017.
The Museum Ludwig houses one of the most important collections of modern art.
Roman excavation in Cologne: Dionysus Mosaic on display at Römisch-Germanisches Museum
North entrance to Koelnmesse, 2008
Modern office building at Rheinauhafen, EA Games Headquarters
Major roads through and around Cologne
Cologne Stadtbahn at Bensberg station
Train at Köln Hauptbahnhof
RheinEnergieStadion is the stadium of 1. Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln.
Cologne Cathedral
Great St. Martin Church
Basilica of St. Severin
Church of the Assumption
Trinity Church
Cologne City Hall
Gürzenich
Overstolzenhaus
Eigelsteintor
Hahnentor
Severinstor
Results of the 2022 state election in Cologne.
Results of the second round of the 2020 mayoral election

It hosts three Max Planck science institutes and is a major research hub for the aerospace industry, with the German Aerospace Center and the European Astronaut Centre headquarters.

Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

Dresden

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Capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city, after Leipzig.

Capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city, after Leipzig.

Historic city centre with main sights
The Fürstenzug—the Saxon sovereigns depicted in Meissen porcelain
Dresden in 1521
Zwinger, 1719, wedding reception of Augustus III of Poland and Maria Josepha of Austria
Napoleon Crossing the Elbe by Józef Brodowski (1895)
May Uprising in Dresden, 1849
Image of Dresden during the 1890s, before extensive World War II destruction. Landmarks include Dresden Frauenkirche, Augustus Bridge, and Katholische Hofkirche.
The ruins of Dresden in 1945. Facing south from the town hall (Rathaus) tower. Statue Güte (Good or Kindness) by August Schreitmüller, 1908–1910.
The Dresden Frauenkirche, a few years after its reconsecration
Saxon Switzerland a few kilometres outside of Dresden
View over Dresden Basin
The Sächsische Staatskanzlei (Saxon State Chancellery) is an institution assisting the President of the State
The Waldschlösschen Bridge is a subject of controversy in Dresden and other parts of Germany
Frauenkirche at the Neumarkt
Zwinger Palace
Bernardo Bellotto's Dresden included the Hofkirche during construction.
Yenidze
Stalinist architecture at the Altmarkt
The locally controversial UFA-Palast
The Semperoper, completely rebuilt and reopened in 1985
View over Altmarkt (Old market) during Striezelmarkt
Sistine Madonna by Raphael in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
The longest trams in Dresden set a record in length
Dresden Central Station is the main inter-city transport hub
GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory
Transparent Factory owned by Volkswagen
TU Dresden
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
The Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, the current home of Dynamo Dresden
Floods in 2002
Semperoper during 2005 floods
Elbe flood in April 2006
Dresden skyline in 2006
Dresden under water in June 2013
Dresden Frauenkirche
Zwinger Palace
Semperoper
Dresden New Town Hall
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
Kreuzkirche, Dresden
Fürstenzug
Münzgasse at Neumarkt
Dresden Castle
Katholische Hofkirche
Yenidze at night
Dresden-Neustadt
Pillnitz Castle
German Hygiene Museum
Bundeswehr Military History Museum
Blue Wonder
Nymphenbad
Großer Garten
Results of the second round of the 2022 mayoral election.
Results of the 2019 city council election.
Winning party by locality in the 2019 city council election.

It is the 12th most populous city of Germany, the fourth largest by area (after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne), and the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, after Berlin and Leipzig.

The Max Planck Society focuses on fundamental research.