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Since the end of division by the Berlin Wall, the city has undergone architectural and cultural regeneration and enhancement, redefining Berlin as a global city of the 21st century. Over 150 concert halls and theatres, three opera houses and around 200 museums and art collections all vie for the attention of over 10 million visitors a year. Meanwhile, music lovers are spoilt for choice by some of the best symphony orchestras and choirs in the world. Berlin is a city of science par excellence. Its universities and institutes attract greater numbers of students than those in any other federal state. The renowned Humboldt University and the Freie Universität Berlin, which achieved special merit for its ‘International Network University’ future strategy concept, were both recognised as elite German universities for the third time in succession. Berlin is also the greenest city in the European Union - countless parks and public gardens all sustain the unrivalled and famed ‘Berlin air’. Two airports, Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld, provide convenient international connections, as do the numerous long-distance bus routes that regularly cross into other European countries.