Germany Travel Guide

According to Countryaah, Germany is a country located in Europe with name that begins with letter G. In Germany, 83 million people live on 357,000 km² – that is slightly larger than Italy, Poland or Great Britain. The Federal Republic is divided into 16 states, the largest of which are Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg. With over 3.6 million residents, the capital Berlin is also the largest city in Germany. Other megacities are Hamburg, Munich and Cologne; the cities of Stuttgart and Frankfurt am Main are important economic and financial centers.

The highest mountain in Germany is the Zugspitze (2,962 m) on the border with Austria; the longest rivers are the Danube, Rhine and Elbe. 16 German national parks represent the scenic diversity of the country, which extends from the lowlands in the north to the foothills of the Alps and the Alps in the south: the Wadden Sea on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea are under special protection and in the low mountain range the Black Forest and the Bavarian Forest. But also the natural areas of Saxon Switzerland on the border with the Czech Republic, of Hunsrück, Eifel and Harz and the water landscapes of Müritz and Unterem Odertal are national parks.

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The Federal Republic of Germany has been a member of the EU from the very beginning and a member of the Schengen Agreement. This means that citizens from other Schengen countries can freely enter and leave the country.


The influence of the Gulf Stream means that the annual mean temperature in Germany of 8.2 °C is quite moderate for the northern location of the country. Germany lies in the transition between the Atlantic maritime climate of Western Europe and the Eastern European continental climate

Food and drink

Potatoes, cabbage and dumplings, sausage, meat and fish: traditional German food is hearty and high in calories. In an international comparison, the variety of bread and pastries, but also dairy products, is remarkable. Typical regional dishes are the Berlin currywurst, the Bavarian white sausage and the Stuttgart Maultaschen. The variety and class of the beers is recognized worldwide, and the quality of German wines is often underestimated.

Medical advice

Medical care in the country is very good. But bringing your own first-aid kit with you never hurts. If you have any doubts or questions, please ask your family doctor.

Cultural characteristics

“We Austrians differ from the Germans in a number of ways, especially in our common language,” said Austrian cabaret artist Karl Farkas. The same applies to the mentalities of Germans from the different regions, for which different clichés are available: hardworking and economical (Swabia), down-to-earth and stubborn (Bavaria), cosmopolitan and a little brittle (Hanseatic cities), brash and direct (Berlin) etc. The nation appears very united in sport, and especially in football: the German national team has won the men’s soccer championship four times and women twice (although the first women’s soccer World Cup was only held in 1991).


Germany is a safe country. You can move freely and safely anywhere.

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