Charité hospital is one of Europe’s largest university hospitals with approximately 3,000 beds across four campuses. The breadth and depth of medical expertise available at the 300-year-old facility is unmatched throughout Europe, owing to its strongly interdisciplinary research, teaching and medical services. More than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich worked or studied at the institution. Charité is known for its focus on individual patient care, personal consultations, holistic medicine, and teamwork, and boasts state-of-the art technology, highly specialized medical staff, over 100 highly qualified specialized clinics and institutes, and 17 specialized centers. The multidisciplinary hospital’s primary fields of research focus on immunological sciences, cardiovascular and metabolic health, neuroscience, cancer treatments, regenerative therapies, and rare diseases and genetics.
Charité is just a 25-minute drive from both Berlin Tegel and Berlin Schönefeld international airports, and located directly at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the city’s main train station with international connections. Charité is in a prime location for those wishing to explore Berlin, a city known for its hedonistic nightlife, thriving art scene and world-class museums. The 17,000 to 21,000 international patients who visit Berlin for inpatient and outpatient treatment each year have the chance to experience the city’s top restaurants, and creative scene. Visitors can also learn about the city’s tumultuous past at Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Memorial, the DDR museum, and the East Side Gallery (a section of what remains of the Berlin wall).