Berlin - an athletic and cultural centre - the beating heart of Europe. Feel the spirit of Germany's most vibrant metropolis. Cosmopolitan, inspiring, innovative! 3.5 million residents: a city that exudes culture, entertainment and sports.
By hosting the European Athletics Championships Berlin 2018, the German capital is carrying on a successful and athletics tradition. The annual athletics events ISTAF and ISTAF INDOOR, the innovative concepts of which set the bar for other events internationally, are known around the world.
Furthermore, the successful organisation of the 2009 IAAF World Championships, which witnessed Usain Bolt's phenomenal world records on the famous blue track, showed that Berlin stands for great sports, and great athletics.