Tourism report: "Tourism in Berlin: How much tourism can the growing city take?"

CONTACTGesine Schwan, Melanie Kryst

Berlin is one of the top 3 travel destinations in Europe and tourism is an important part of Berlin's economy. However, many Berliners are increasingly critical of the ongoing tourism boom. Growing numbers of visitors to residential areas in the city centre are presenting the city with new challenges: Conflicts arise over the use of urban spaces and resources, higher traffic volumes and increasing waste and noise pollution.

The format

We transcribe and evaluate our trial dialogues® from a social science perspective. The results are published here in the detailed report "Tourism in Berlin: How much tourism can the growing city take?". It contains arguments and their justifications from all trialogues®-participants and places them in relation to each other. In the long term, the interfaces between science and urban society serve as points of reference for initiating transdisciplinary projects in the city.

The Trialogue®

Our final Trialogue® "Tourism in Berlin: How much tourism can the growing city take?" as part of the project New Urban Agenda Berlin addressed the question of how the constantly growing tourism industry in Berlin could be organised and used in a sustainable, economically efficient and at the same time city-friendly way. Over 80 participants from academia, politics and administration, business and organised civil society discussed pressing challenges and options for action on 14 March 2019.