Germany

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Cities Germany  
Country information country code: DE
continent: Europe
capital: Berlin
languages: German

EU membership: yes
NATO membership: yes

GSM: 900/1800/3G
GPS: 51 00 N, 9 00 E
electricity: 230V/50Hz

currency:
European Union Euro: EUR
1EUR = 1.2656 USD


phone code: +49-30

Travel advices and warnings Germany
Traveling Germany's transport infrastructure is among the best in Europe. As well as the extent of the network, the excellent links between different modes of transport enable everyone to travel between places quickly and easily.

The country is criss-crossed by 12, 700 kilometres of autobahn and a rail network of nearly 35, 000 kilometres with around 5, 400 stations, while air passengers have more than 40 airports to choose from. If you prefer to explore at a more relaxed pace, make for a minor road – one of the country's 150 or so scenic routes perhaps – or why not take a branch line train into the countryside?

Whether you're dashing to a business meeting or taking a laid-back tour, Germany has the means of transport to suit.
Towns There is something for everyone in Germany's towns and cities – whether it's the big city buzz or the famous architecture, the historic sights or the packed shopping streets, the enchanting medieval houses or the scintillating nightlife.

Incredibly, there are more than 10, 000 towns and cities in Germany between the North Sea and the Alps. And each one has a charm all of its own. In these vibrant destinations, you can look forward to concerts, cultural events, and high-calibre museums. There is also plenty to discover in the way of monuments and historical buildings. Every day, Germany's big cities and romantic towns are just waiting to be discovered.
Museums The 4, 000 or so museums in Germany serve as worlds of discovery and use exciting concepts to explore art and history, technology and architecture, literature and the natural world. Expect plenty of 'aha' moments!

Gain an insight into various cultural epochs at Berlin's Museum Island, admire art from the Old Masters to the modern age in Frankfurt's Städel Institute, and learn about science and technology at the world-renowned Deutsches Museum in Munich. Germany's museums are informative, entertaining and lots of fun.

Boredom is a thing of the past! Germany's many museums cover an incredible range of subjects and inspire imagination, discovery and learning.
Music Germany is famous for its classical music, but there are also contemporary artists whose careers started here, such as the celebrated violinist David Garrett – and even the Beatles. Germany is an inspiration!

The stage is set for a kaleidoscope of musical styles: Germany boasts more than one hundred classical concert halls, often with internationally renowned orchestras. Furthermore, castles, palaces , stunning natural scenery and even race tracks provide the perfect backdrop for all sorts of festivals, including the International Dixieland Festival in Dresden, Rock am Ring at the Nürburgring, Lake Chiemsee's summer reggae festival and Heidelberg Castle's theatre festival.

Here you'll find a selection of the best festivals, concert venues, and musicians from baroque to rock – let yourself be inspired!
Nature Germany has a wealth of unspoilt natural landscapes. Its flora and fauna are wonderfully diverse and often unique – perfect for experiencing nature at its best.

Germany's nature reserves, biosphere reserves and national parks do a great job of conserving the landscape while retaining a strong appeal to visitors. Whether completely unspoilt or shaped by the hand of man, many of these destinations are unique around the world. Admiring the scenery on foot, horseback, by bike or on board a boat, brings you closer to nature, gives a deep sense of relaxation, and makes you feel at one with your surroundings. Come to Germany and experience it for yourself!

Nature at its best! Germany has no fewer than thirteen national parks whose landscapes, biodiversity and often rare plants and animals are deemed worthy of conservation. And they're just waiting to be discovered
Hotels Germany's hotels, guesthouses and other types of accommodation are among the best in Europe. They range from basic campsites to luxurious star-rated hotels and cater to your every need, including disabled access.

Traditional or ultra-modern, but always welcoming, accommodation in Germany represents outstanding value for money. Guests always come first, whether you're staying on a campsite, in self-catering accommodation, on a river cruise ship, in a specialist clinic or at a hotel with a star rating. Surveys and reviews on social networks show that guests experience high standards of quality, professional service and welcoming staff everywhere in Germany.

Bookings can be made directly with your hotel, via a reputable travel agency or through a tour operator in Germany or your home country. We look forward to seeing you.
Shopping Germany Shopping is a pleasurable activity not only for the local people but also for the tourists visiting the place. There are innumerable shops in Germany selling everything from daily use to luxury products. Some of the favorite shopping items in Germany are wood carvings, music boxes, cutlery, local costume items such as lederhosen, dirndls and so on. Major shopping areas of Germany are:

Friedrichstrasse, Berlin
Centro Oberhausen
Wertheim Village
Munich City Center
Harz Mountains are known for toys and woodcarvings and Leipzig for musical instruments. For appliances one can visit MediaMarkt and Saturn. Ikea and Moebel Martin are known for their furniture. Real, Globus Handelshof and Kaufland sells household goods, garments, groceries, etc. For discount goods, one can step into the shops like Aldi and Lidl.

Berlin, Germany

Monday 23, September

From wikipedia about Germany

Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of sixteen states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. It covers an area of 357, 021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 81. 8 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state and the largest economy in the European Union. It is one of the major political powers of the European continent and a technological leader in many fields.

A region named Germania, inhabited by several Germanic peoples, was documented before AD 100. During the Migration Age, the Germanic tribes expanded southward, and established successor kingdoms throughout much of Europe. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation while southern and western parts remained dominated by Roman Catholic denominations, with the two factions clashing in the Thirty Years' War. Occupied during the Napoleonic Wars, rising Pan-Germanism resulted in the unification of most of the German states in 1871, with the inception of the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After the German revolution and the subsequent military surrender in World War I, the Empire was replaced by the Weimar Republic in 1918, and partitioned in the Versailles Treaty. Amidst the Great Depression, the Third Reich was proclaimed in 1933. The latter period was marked by Fascism and the Second World War. After 1945, Germany was divided by allied occupation, and evolved into two states, East Germany and West Germany. In 1990 Germany was reunified.

Germany was a founding member of the European Community in 1957, which became the EU in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area and since 1999 a member of the eurozone. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20, the OECD and the Council of Europe, and took a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2011–2012 term.

It has the world's fourth largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth largest by purchasing power parity. It is the second largest exporter and third largest importer of goods. The country has developed a very high standard of living and a comprehensive system of social security. Germany has been the home of many influential scientists and inventors, and is known for its cultural and political history.
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