Germany is a highly developed state of the European Union, with a large number of attractions

Germany

Germany (Deutschland) is a federal state in the central part of Europe. It is one of the largest states of the continent and one of the most developed countries in the world. Germany is famous for its automobiles and highways, developed economy, high level of education, and beautiful nature.

General Information

Germany is a highly developed country which is one of the founders and influential members of the European Union. The area of the country is 357 thousand square kilometers. Population exceeds 80 million people. The capital and largest city is Berlin.

The northern part of the country is washed by the Baltic and North Seas. The central part is covered by low hills and forests. The border with Austria is bordered by the majestic Alps. The main rivers of Germany are the Rhine, the Oder, the Danube and the Elbe. The largest lake in the country is Lake Constance.

Germany is a country with an ancient history. The official date of foundation of the state is February 2, 962. During its history the country has participated in many wars and revolutions. Also Germany was the initiator of two World Wars in which it was defeated.

Germany is home to many celebrated figures of music, literature, physics, mathematics, philosophy, etc. Among them: Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, Heinrich Hertz, Gottfried Leibniz, Albert Einstein and many others.

Climate in Germany

Most of the country is located in the temperate climate zone. Germany is characterized by variable weather. In the middle of summer it can be sunny and warm, and the next day it can get cold and rain. The average daytime temperature in July ranges from +16 ° C to +22 ° C. The average temperature in January is +2 °C to -5 °C.

Germany’s regions and cities

German federal states

  • Bavaria is the largest federal state, located in the south of Germany. The capital is Munich.
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg is one of the most economically developed states in the country. The capital is Stuttgart. – The federal state and capital of Germany.
  • Brandenburg is a federal state located around Berlin. The capital is Brandenburg.
  • Bremen is the smallest province, located in the north of the state. The official name of the province is the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It consists of 2 cities, Bremen and Bremerhaven, separated by the lands of Lower Saxony. – Free and Hanseatic city, located in northern Germany.
  • Hesse is a federal district in the center of the state. The capital is the city of Wiesbaden.
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the most sparsely populated part of the country, which is located in the northeast of Germany. The capital is the city of Schwerin.
  • Lower Saxony is the second largest province. It is located in the north-west of the state. Its capital is the city of Hanover.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate is a federal state in the west of the country. The capital is Mainz.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia is the most densely populated area in western Germany. The capital is Dusseldorf.
  • Saarland is a small province located on the border with France. The capital is Saarbrücken.
  • Saxony is a federal district in the eastern part of Germany. The official name is the Free State of Saxony. The capital is Dresden.
  • Saxony-Anhalt is a province in the east. The capital is Magdeburg.
  • Thuringia is one of the most developed provinces of the former GDR. Its official name is the Free State of Thuringia. The capital is the city of Erfurt.
  • Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost federal state of Germany. The capital is Kiel.

The largest cities in Germany

    (Berlin) is the capital and largest city in Germany. It is also the second largest population center in the European Union. Its population is more than 3 million people.
  • Bremen (Bremen) is the capital of the smallest federal state of the same name. The city was built on the banks of the River Weser. It is famous for its incredibly beautiful market square and the famous sculpture “Bremen Musicians. The city’s population is about 550 thousand people. (Hamburg) is the most beautiful city in Germany and the largest port in Europe. Its population is about 1.8 million people. (Hannover) – a city of international events, exhibitions, beautiful parks and magnificent architecture. Its population is over 520,000 people. (Dresden) – German capital of culture, known for its magnificent gallery, Old Town and cultural entertainment. Population of Dresden is about 536 thousand people.
  • Dusseldorf is a major center of fashion and art. Population – nearly 600 thousand people. (Köln) – fourth largest city in the country, famous for its grand Gothic cathedral and the annual carnival. Population – more than 1 million people.
  • Leipzig is the largest city in Saxony. Its population is about 530,000 people. Leipzig is famous for its university and many fairs. (München) – the gateway to the Alps and one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Its population is more than 1.4 million people. Munich is famous for its annual beer festival – Oktoberfest. (Frankfurt am Main) – the financial capital and an important transportation center of Germany. The city is famous for its skyscrapers, museums and theaters. Its population is more than 700,000 people.
  • Stuttgart is one of the most expensive cities in terms of living costs, as well as one of the most important industrial and cultural centers of Germany. The headquarters of Porsche and Mercedes Benz are located here. Its population is more than 600,000 people.
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German Transport

Germany is famous for its motorways and developed railway network. Most families in Germany have at least one car. However, because of the high cost of gasoline, most of the population uses rail transport.

The most common types of rail transport in Germany

  • The ICE (InterCity Express) and IC (InterCity) are high-speed comfortable trains. This is the most expensive type of rail transport. The cost of tickets may reach 150-170 euros in one direction. They do not have such popular discounts as weekend tickets or regional tickets. As a rule, these trains run between the largest cities in Germany and make a minimum number of stops.
  • RE (Regional-Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) are regional trains that travel short distances. It is often necessary to make several transfers to get to your destination. Therefore, you have to spend a lot of time on the road. But travel on them is not as expensive as on high-speed trains. In addition, regional trains have most types of discounts.
  • S-Bahn and U-Bahn – above-ground and underground subway, operating usually in airports and large cities in the country.

Urban transport is represented mainly by streetcars and buses. The average cost of a ticket is 2.5 euros. It is most advantageous to buy a pass for a day / week / month.

Nature of Germany

National Parks in Germany

  • The Bavarian Forest is a famous national park in eastern Bavaria. This is an area of natural forest, where the pristine nature is perfectly preserved. The area of the park is more than 24 thousand hectares.
  • Berchtesgaden is a high-altitude national park in the Alps. The park is famous for its pristine Alpine nature and the royal lake Koenigssee. The area of the park is about 21 thousand hectares.
  • Hamburg Waits – a national park, the territory of which includes three islands at the mouth of the river Elbe – Scharhern Island, which is famous for its dunes, green island Neuwerk and the island of artificial origin Nyhehörn. The latter is closed to the public. The area of the park is about 14 thousand hectares.
  • Harz is the youngest national park. It is located in central Germany. 95% of its territory are beech, coniferous and other forests. The rest of the territory are granite rocks and swamps. The area of the park is 25 thousand hectares.
  • Saxon Switzerland is a beautiful national park in the federal state of Saxony, close to the Czech border. The park is famous for the unusual shape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the picturesque Bastai Bridge. The area is over 9 thousand hectares.
  • Heinich is a national park in the federal state of Thuringia. Mostly represented by beech forests. Its area is about 7 thousand hectares.
  • The Black Forest is a mountain range in south-western Germany. It is renowned for its picturesque lakes, beech forests and mineral springs. One of the largest rivers in Europe takes its source here – the Danube. The area of the park is 16,000 sq. km.
  • Jasmund is a popular national park in Germany on the peninsula of the same name in the north of the country. The park is famous for its chalk cliffs and petrified remains of sea urchins, oysters and sponges. The area of the park is 3,000 hectares.

Germany’s rivers and lakes

  • Lake Constance (Lake Constance, B odensee) – the largest lake in the country, situated on the border of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The lake is located in the ancient glacial valley. It is surrounded by hills and consists of 3 reservoirs: the Lower and Upper Lake, and the Rhine reservoir connecting them.
  • Lake Königsee (Konigsee) is a lake surrounded by majestic mountains, located in the park Berchtesgaden. Königsee is considered the cleanest lake in Germany.
  • Lake Rachelsee is a picturesque glacial lake in the Bavarian Forest.
  • The Rhine Valley is one of the most picturesque and romantic regions of Germany. The valley is famous for its beautiful landscapes and medieval castles perched atop lushly vegetated hills. The Rhine is the most beautifully landscaped river on the continent.
  • The Elbe Valley in Dresden is an unusually beautiful stretch of river Elbe, famous for its flood meadows, Elbe castles and the Blue Wonder Bridge.

Attractions in Germany

Germany’s Most Beautiful Castles

  • Hohenzollern (Hohenzollern) is a castle located on the mountain of the same name, which is 855 meters high. Its unofficial name is a castle in the clouds because of frequent fogs that envelope the mountain foot. From the outside it seems that the castle really floats in the clouds.
  • Johannisburg (Johannisburg) – Renaissance castle, built in the early 17th century as a residence of the archbishops. It is located in the small town of Aschaffenburg on the river Mainz. Johannisburg has almost regular symmetrical forms. At its corners prominently protruding quadrangular towers give the castle a majestic and impregnable appearance.
  • Löwenburg is a neo-Gothic castle located in the city of Kassel in the Wilhelmschön Park. From the outside it resembles a medieval fortress, but the interior is very cosy and comfortable.
  • Neuschwanstein is Germany’s most famous and beautiful castle. It is a fairy-tale castle built in Romantic style in the south of Bavaria. It was the prototype of Sleeping Beauty Palace in Disneyland Paris.
  • Hohenschwangau is the former residence of the influential Welf and Hohenstaufen dynasties, built in the Neo-Gothic style. The castle was built on the ruins of the Schwanstein fortress on a wooded hill in southern Bavaria.
  • Stolzenfels castle (Stolzenfels) was built in the mid-13th century in the town of the same name near Koblenz. It is an excellent example of late romanticism style.
  • Eltz (Burg Eltz) – well-preserved castle, which in its long history has never been exposed to defeat and capture. Eltz was built in the 12th century in the valley of the river Elzbach. It consists of 8 towers and is fortified by strong walls, which surround its inner courtyard. For decades, the castle has been owned by the Eltz family.
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Popular attractions in Germany

  • The Berlin Wall is a famous memorial complex located in the capital of Germany on Bernauer Street. The complex includes a preserved section of the wall (1300 m). The memorial was created to tell the story of the function of the Berlin Wall and the lives of those who died trying to cross it.
  • The Brandenburg Gate is the symbol of the German capital, located on Paris Square in Berlin. It is a triumphal arch consisting of 12 columns, above which rises a magnificent six-meter Quadriga with Victoria, goddess of victory.
  • Dresden Gallery – the famous art gallery, which houses the largest collection of paintings in the world.
  • Cologne Cathedral – grandiose Gothic cathedral, located near the main train station in Cologne.
  • Marienplatz is Munich’s main square and one of Europe’s most beautiful squares. Among its attractions are the Old and New Town Halls.
  • Museum Island in Berlin – a complex of five major museums in its historical significance: the Pergamon Museum, the Bode Museum, the Old Gallery, the Old and New Museums.
  • Reichstag – the grand building of the German Bundestag, located in Berlin. The building is open to the public.
  • Dresden’s Old Town is the historic part where German Baroque buildings are collected. During World War II, the city was destroyed. In the next few decades, the old part of Dresden was almost completely restored. During the restoration, in addition to new ones, fragments of old materials left over from the destroyed buildings were used. The main sights of the Old City are the country’s most beautiful church – the Frauenkirche, the Zwinger Palace and the Brühl’s Terrace.

German Culture

German Characteristics

  • It is impossible to get lost in Germany, as there are signs at street intersections, national parks and highways with the names of streets, sights or the nearest settlements.
  • Most inhabitants of large cities speak English fluently. In smaller towns, people generally speak only German.
  • Each federal state has its own dialect. The most difficult to understand are the dialects of Thuringia and Saxony. Often they are not understood even by people from other German states themselves.
  • After 6 pm, the streets of small towns are completely deserted. Most people are at home or in local bars.
  • Contrary to popular belief about punctuality, trains are very often late, and in bad weather traffic may stop altogether.
  • Berlin – a vibrant and diverse city that attracts a large number of informals from all over Europe.
  • Dresden is not only the cultural capital of Germany, but also the capital of Nazism.
  • It is believed that the cleanest cities are in Bavaria.
  • Stores are closed on Sundays and holidays. However, in large cities, supermarkets are often open at railway stations at this time.
  • Germans are tolerant and polite people. However, snitching is common among them, which is brought up since childhood.
  • In Germany it is necessary to sort garbage into paper, glass, plastic, bio waste, etc. Cities literally have special trash containers at every turn.
  • Germany is a pretty safe country. However, do not walk in the evening in the areas of railway stations. As a rule, groups of Nazis like to gather there.
  • Do not immediately throw away used plastic or glass bottles. See if the label has the word Pfand on it. This means that you can get part of the cost back by handing in used containers at special points in supermarkets. As a rule, Pfand is 25 cents. Also when buying wine or beer in plastic cups at open events, you can hand in a used cup and get a portion of the cost back.
  • In Germany, there are points where you can surrender old or unwanted clothing and choose another absolutely free of charge.
  • In orphanages in Germany there are not only children without parents or those who have been abandoned. Children who are naughty and with whom their parents cannot cope or do not speak to each other can also end up here. Children are usually only taken into care for a short time until they become less aggressive.
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German cuisine

German cuisine abounds with many incredibly delicious cakes, as well as pork, vegetable and potato dishes. It is worth noting that the portions ordered in German gastronomic establishments are very large. Such a portion can be enough for two or more adults. Tip in restaurants is 10%.

Each region has its own dishes and peculiarities of local cuisine. Among the nationwide popular dishes are:

  • Potato salad made with potatoes, onions, pickles, mayonnaise and other ingredients.
  • Currywurst – curry-spiced fried pork sausage.
  • Berliner – a doughnut filled with jam.
  • A variety of mashed potato soups.
  • Pfannkuchen – pancakes with various fillings.
  • Klops – meatballs.
  • Brezel – freshly baked pretzel.

Beer is one of the most common alcoholic beverages in Germany. Among the popular varieties are Pilsner and Lager. Schnapps is also popular among the population.

Residents of Germany consume large quantities of coffee. Tea is not as widespread here as in the former CIS countries. Mostly fruit or flower teas are sold in the country.

Bread in supermarkets in Germany is tasteless and sugary. It is best to buy it in small bakeries, which sell at least 10 varieties of freshly baked bread from white to rye. Such bread is very tasty. The cost per loaf in the bakery is on average 2 to 3 euros.

Shopping in Germany

Germany is an ideal country for shopping. In addition to seasonal discounts, the country has two major sales – summer and winter. The latter begins in early December and lasts until mid-February. The discounts can reach 90%.

Traditional souvenirs from Germany are German beer, figurines of bears, coffee, clothes with German symbols, beer mugs and various images of cities or landmarks.

Germany has a well-developed tourist sector. This is one of the most visited countries in Europe, which attracts visitors with its history, ancient cities, Gothic cathedrals, national parks, picturesque river valleys and beautiful lakes.

Germany

Germany – the most detailed information about the country with photos. Attractions, cities of Germany, climate, geography, population and culture.

Germany (Deutschland)

Germany is a state in central Europe. It is one of the largest and richest countries in the European Union, washed by the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, and bordered by Denmark in the north, the Czech Republic and Poland in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France, Belgium, Holland (Netherlands) and Luxemburg in the west. Germany consists of 16 federal states and is a federal state with a parliamentary form of government. The official language is German. The majority of the population is Christian.

Germany is one of the most popular holiday and travel destinations. The country is extremely diverse: from the sandy beaches of the Baltic and Northern seas to the mountain ranges of the Alps in the south, from the gloomy forests and picturesque Black Forest to the vast fields of the agricultural regions, from the vineyards of the Rhine Valley to the chalk cliffs of Rügen. There is a place for everyone: the old Bavarian towns of Nuremberg, Regensburg, Bamberg, or the famous Hanseatic cities of Bremen, Rostock, Lubeck, the modern metropolitan cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt am Main, or other popular tourist centers such as Dresden, Hanover, Cologne.

German flag

German flag

Useful information about Germany

  1. The official language is German.
  2. Currency is the euro.
  3. Visas are Schengen.
  4. Standard of living is high.
  5. The population is more than 82 million people.
  6. The area is more than 357 thousand square kilometers.
  7. The capital is Berlin.
  8. It is customary to leave a tip of 5-10% of the bill.
  9. Time zone +1. Relative to Moscow time -1 in summer and -2 in winter.
  10. Form of government is federal parliamentary republic.

Geography and nature

Northern Germany is a plain. The central part of the country is mostly hills and foothills covered with forests. The southern part of Germany is mountainous. Here begins the Alps and is the highest point – Mount Zugspitze (2,962 m).

The Alps in Germany

The Alps in Germany

A huge number of rivers flow through Germany. The largest of them: Rhine, Danube, Elbe, and Oder. The largest lake is Lake Constance, an area of more than 500 sq km and a maximum depth of 250 meters.

The River Elbe in Dresden

The Elbe River in Dresden

The North of Germany is washed by the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Here are the main seaports and seaside resorts. In the coastal zone is a large number of islands, the largest of which is the island of Rügen.

Baltic coast

The Baltic coast

The nature of Germany is typical of a temperate climate. Most of the territory (32%) is covered by deciduous and mixed forests, dominated by spruce, pine, oak and beech. In arid areas there are heath plains, a small part of the territory is covered with marshes, in the mountains you can find alpine and subalpine meadows. Half of the country is agricultural land: fields and pastures. In the Rhine valley there are vineyards. The animal life is characteristic of the forest zone, except that there are no large mammals in Germany: elks, brown bears, wolves, etc.

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German Forests

Germany’s forests

Climate

Germany is located in a temperate climate zone. In the north, the climate and weather are largely determined by the proximity of the sea. In the south, the climate is closer to the temperate continental climate. The weather in Germany is often very changeable. Warm days can alternate with cool and rainy days. In general, the seasons are clearly marked and some extreme weather events (heat, extreme cold and hurricanes) are rare and transient. The average summer temperature is 15-20 degrees. In winter the temperature is close to zero or low frosts. In the mountains, of course, colder. During the year the rainfall is 600-800 mm (depending on the region).

Winter forest (Germany)

Winter forest (Germany)

Best time to visit

Germany is a country that can be visited almost all year round. It all depends on the season you like. Germany is magical at Christmas and in winter, covered in snow, blooming in spring, green in summer and beautiful in fall. The ideal time to visit is from May to August. This is the time of the highest tourist season. The transitional period with comfortable weather conditions is March-April and September-October. Late autumn and winter (except Christmas holidays) are the low tourist season, which is not bad for economy travel.

Autumn in Germany

Autumn in Germany

History

The name of the country in Russian comes from the Latin name of the tribes that live behind the Rhine valley and goes back to the times of the Roman Empire. The Romans called these tribes “Germans. The official name of the country in German is Deutschland. It is used since the 15th century.

The first mention of the Germanic tribes dates back to the period of ancient Greece. Further mentions of the Germans are found in ancient Roman documents. From antiquity to the 10th century most of the territory of Germany was settled by Slavic tribes. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the kingdom of the Franks was formed in Western Europe. In the 9th century, Charlemagne created a new empire, which did not last long. Charlemagne’s grandsons divided the empire into three kingdoms. The kingdom of the Eastern Franks later became Germany.

Regensburg, an old town in Bavaria

Regensburg is an ancient city in Bavaria

The date of Germany’s founding as a state is thought to be 962, when Otto I, King of the East Franks, became King of the Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was a confederation of states with extensive powers. They had their own coinage and army. The emperor was chosen by a special council. The lands represented their interests in the Reichstag.

In the 12th-14th century the lands inhabited by the Slavs became part of the Empire in one way or another. The Slavic population was displaced or assimilated.

The Holy Roman Empire ceased to exist in the early 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars. After the Congress of Vienna, the German Union was formed and ruled by the Kaiser. In 1866 the German Union broke up. In 1877 the North German Union was formed, which later became the German Empire. At the end of the 19th century Germany becomes one of the leading countries in Europe. Culture, science, and philosophy flourish in the country.

The Rhine, Germany's largest river

The Rhine is the largest river in Germany

In 1914, Germany entered World War I. In 1918, the King of Prussia abdicated the throne as a result of the revolution, and Germany became a Socialist Republic. In 1933, the National Socialist Party, led by Adolf Hitler, came to power. In 1939, World War II was launched. After the end of the war and its defeat, the country was divided into two parts – the FRG and the GDR. In 1990 Germany became united. The GDR became part of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Administrative division

Germany consists of 16 federal states:

  1. Baden-Württemberg – center Stuttgart
  2. Free State of Bavaria – center Munich
  3. Berlin (capital)
  4. Brandenburg – center Potsdam
  5. Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  6. Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  7. Hesse – center Wiesbaden
  8. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania – Schwerin center
  9. Lower Saxony – center Hannover
  10. North Rhine-Westphalia – center Dusseldorf
  11. Rhineland-Palatinate – center Mainz
  12. Saarland – center Saarbrücken
  13. Free State of Saxony – center Dresden
  14. Saxony-Anhalt – center Magdeburg
  15. Schleswig-Holstein – center Kiel
  16. Free State of Thuringia – center Erfurt

Munich, capital of Bavaria

Bavaria capital – Munich

Population

The population of Germany is more than 82 million people. The country is one of the largest in Europe. Germans account for 92% of the population. The largest diasporas are Turkish, from the former Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union. Most of the population is Christian. 90% of Germans live in cities. The official language is German. Many people (especially young people) speak English. About 6 million people understand Russian.

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Germans – a nation of neat, serious and disciplined. They try to stick to the rules, like order, take all matters seriously, and sometimes even overly pedantic. As for openness – it all depends on the person. In general, the Germans are quite open and friendly. It seemed that the population of West Germany is more open than in East Germany.

German Landscape

Landscapes of Germany

Transport

Transport infrastructure in Germany is one of the best in Europe and the world. One of the main advantages of the transport network is the famous autobahn. These are high-speed highways with excellent road surfaces. Some of them do not even have speed limits. Given that the highways connect Germany with neighboring countries are free, with fuel costs are slightly cheaper than in France, Austria and Italy, traveling around the country by car is very fast and comfortable. One of the disadvantages is only that there are a lot of traffic jams near large cities and heavy traffic, which somewhat increases the travel time.

The Autobahn in Germany

Autobahn in Germany

In Germany, quite a lot of international airports. They link the country with almost all European countries and the world. Germany’s largest airports are located in Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Dresden and Nuremberg.

Also in Germany there is a well-developed railway service. The length of railroads is more than 35 thousand km. High-speed trains are integrated into the European transport system.

View timetables and tickets for various modes of transport here – https://www.verkehrsmittelvergleich.de

German cities

The capital of Germany is the city of Berlin, located in the north-eastern part of the country on the banks of the river Spree. It is one of the largest cities in Europe. Berlin became the capital during the German Empire. From 1961 to 1989 was divided by a wall, which has become one of its main attractions and symbols.

Berlin, capital of Germany

The capital of Germany – Berlin

The economic center of Germany is the city of Frankfurt am Main. It is also probably the most modern city in the country with skyscrapers and many new buildings. The former capital of Germany – Bonn also deserves attention.

Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

One of the largest cities in Germany and the major seaport is Hamburg. Very interesting are the ancient Hanseatic cities of Northern Germany – Bremen, Luebeck, Lüneburg, Wismar, Rostock.

Hanseatic City Bremen

Hanseatic City Bremen

Many interesting cities are located in Bavaria. Definitely worthy of attention its capital – Munich, the ancient Nuremberg, Regensburg, Bamberg, Rothenburg.

City of Rothenburg in Bavaria

City of Rothenburg in Bavaria

Other interesting cities include the Saxon capital Dresden, the romantic Freiburg, the industrial centers of Ruhr Essen and Dortmund, as well as Cologne, Hanover, Dusseldorf, Leipzig, Stuttgart and the Romans founded Augsburg and Trier.

Attractions

Germany is a country full of sights and monuments, most of which date back to the Middle Ages. There are also outstanding natural sites: the Alps, Rhine Valley, Lake Constance, Black Forest, Rügen Island and many others.

Germany is home to 34 sites that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Map of all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

Map of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

In Germany there is a large number of castles. The most famous of them are Kaiserburg in Nuremberg, Neuschwanstein, Hohenzollern, Heidelberg, Wartburg, Hohenschwangau.

Fairytale Neuschwanstein

Fabulous Neuschwanstein

Very famous are the monuments of sacred architecture – ancient cathedrals and churches. In Northern Germany and in Bavaria remained enormous masterpieces of Gothic.

Germany is extremely interesting country for tourists. Despite the two world wars, almost every old town can amaze you with interesting sights and old architecture.

Accommodation

In Germany there are a huge number of hotels, inns and pensions in different price ranges. Average room rates are much higher than in neighboring Czech Republic and Poland and is on a par with France and Austria. Although if you plan your trip in advance you can find very economical and comfortable options. Many places in the price includes breakfast, which is usually very good. In principle, a good room for two in almost any region of Germany can be found for 50-70 euros.

Black Forest Landscapes

Black Forest Landscapes

Cuisine

German cuisine is a synthesis of Eastern and Western European cuisine. At the same time there are differences in the cuisine of the north and the south. Traditional regional cuisine can be found in Northern Germany and Bavaria.

The cost of food in Germany is not the cheapest. The average bill for two in a cheap restaurant is about 50 euros.

German Beer

German beer

The main drink in Germany is beer. The quality and production volumes of beer are not inferior to those of the Czech Republic. In the historical region of Franconia there are winemaking regions that produce very good wine.

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