On the first day of the conference, we welcomed our participants and offered various study tours to introduce our host city Berlin.

Practical impressions and new impulses: 12 guided tours gave practical insights into the themes of the conference and offered an impression of Berlin, its people and local integration practices to a total of about 200 attendees.

In the evening Franziska Giffey, Governing Mayor of Berlin, welcomed the participants of the 25th International Metropolis Conference at the Rotes Rathaus.