Destination | Germany

Geographic Location: Central and Western Europe

Capital City: Berlin

Language: German

Currency: Euro (EUR) 

Quick Conversions: $1 USD = € 0.9 EUR

Climate: Temperate seasonal climate with warm summer and cold winter. The east has a more continental climate with frigid winter and hot summer. Central and southern Germany is transitional between temperate and continental.

Famous for: Neuschwanstein Castle, Cologne Cathedral, Autobahn, techno music, Berlin Wall, Bundesliga (soccer league), the Black Forest, the Rhine River, Oktoberfest, German beers, Christmas Markets, etc.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is one of the largest countries in Central and Western Europe and one of the most influential countries in the European Union. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Germany is the seventh most visited country in the world, with Berlin being the third most visited city in Europe. Germany is best known for tourist theme routes such as the Romantic Road, the Wine Route, the Castle Road, the Avenue Road and the German Timber-Frame Road.

Unlike the stereotype, the Germans are fun-loving people. Germany celebrates numerous folk festivals – most famously Oktoberfest in Munich. German Christmas markets (weihnachtsmarkts) are also one of the not-to-be-missed festivals celebrated across the country with quaint Christmas shops, street food and spiced wine, making the most magical time of the year full of joy and festivity.

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