Germany is a Western European country with a terrain of vast forests, rivers and mountain ranges, and 2 millennia of history. With 80.7 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous state in the European Union. The country covers an area of 357 000 square kilometers.
Few countries have had as much impact on the world as Germany, which has given us the printing press, the automobile, aspirin and MP3 technology. Germany is the birthplace of Martin Luther, Albert Einstein and Karl Marx, of Goethe, Beethoven and the famous Brothers Grimm.
Germany’s landscapes will likely leave a big imprint on your memories: there’s something undeniably artistic in the way the scenery unfolds – the dune-fringed coasts of the north, the moody forests, romantic river valleys and vast vineyards of central Germany’s backbone, and the off-the-charts beauty of the Alps, carved into glory by magnificent glaciers.
Amongst the most popular travel destinations you’ll find Berlin, the capital, which is home to thriving art and nightlife scenes, iconic Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to the history of World War II.
Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and cavernous beer halls, including 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers houses the European Central Bank and one of the biggest international airports. Hamburg and Leipzig also offer an incredible amount of German art, literature, culture, opera and Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture.
Do not forget to indulge in the famous Black Forest cake, Spaetzle or home made Bratwurst sausages. Sample not just famous beer but also world-class wines, most notably the noble Riesling!