On June 27, 1967, Berlin became Los Angeles' 6th sister city with the committee's mission to advance in every possible way the relationship between the two prominent cities: culturally, intellectualy, commercially and socially. Since then, a myriad of efforts have contributed to a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the citizens of these two great international cities. On October 6th 1990 the committee dedicated the Berlin Forest in Griffith Park, in the presence of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley, and Governing Mayor of Berlin, Walter Momper. The committee has provided room and board, logistical and monetary support (scholarships) for exchange students and professionals from Germany, mostly erlin. Among the primary activities are fundraisers that promote social and cultural exchanges between the two cities, as well as specific exchanges in the field of fine arts, music, literature, drama and science. The committee has cooperated with many other German-American organizations and has participated in the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift in 1998 (Berlin) and 1999 (Los Angeles).
Population: The population of Berlin is about 3.5 million. The population of Germany is around 82,797,408.
Location: Berlin is located in Central Europe in Germany. Longitude 13:25 E, latitude 52:32 N, 34 m above sea level, at the rivers Spree and Havel.
Climate: The climate of Germany is temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm foehn wind.
Local Time: The local time of Berlin is Greenwhich Mountain Time +1 which is nine hours ahead of Los Angeles.
Capital of Germany: The capital of Germany is Berlin.
National Day of Germany: German Unity Day (Day of Unity), 3 October (1990)
Flag of Germany: The flag of Germany has three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and gold .
Currency: The currency of Germany is Euro.