Guide to GERMANY
GERMANY which official name is Federal Republic of Germany or Germany, is a country from Europe located at the Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark. GERMANY with 3,621 km sq km, limits with: Austria 784 km, Belgium 167 km, Czech Republic 646 km, Denmark 68 km, France 451 km, Luxembourg 138 km, Netherlands 577 km, Poland 456 km, Switzerland 334 km; and is divided in 16 states . GERMANY's capital is Berlin which is the most populated city with about 3,398,362 inhabitants.
History of GERMANY
GERMANY's government is federal republic; a Republic with a Ceremonial government type, with President Horst Köhler as head of state and Chancellor Angela Merkel as head of government.
Other symbols of GERMANY are German motto " Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit (German, Unity and Justice and Freedom) German anthem "Das Lied der Deutschen, 3rd stanza (Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit) German flag.German flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and gold .
GERMANY's history is quite long: As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
GERMANY has an area of 357,021Km ,with a coastline of 2389, this great area is composed by 349,223 sq km of land and 7,798 sq km of water. German geography is known by it's lowlands in north, uplands in center, Bavarian Alps in south . This makes German's land specially proclive to flooding.
Guide to travel to GERMANY
If you are thinking on traveling to GERMANY, you will have to take in consideration some points like GERMANY's currency, GERMANY's weather, GERMANY's national holiday and GERMANY's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. GERMANY`s currency is called euro ( €), which is divided in 100 cents. For your consideration, euro's exchange rate is about Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Tartu per dolar.0.6347688642.
GERMANY's weather is characterized to be temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to GERMANY.
You can also consider to visit GERMANY on it's national holiday to get in GERMANY's culture. If you do so, GERMANY's national holiday is called Unity Day, 3 October.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of GERMANY: Zugspitze 2,963 m. And try also to get to GERMANY's lowest point: Neuendorf bei Wilster -3.54 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit GERMANY's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to GERMANY, with more than 554 airports and 13 airlines, you will get to GERMANY without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. GERMANY has about48,215 of railways, and also7,467 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
GERMANY is known by Germans as Bundesrepublik Deutschland or Deutschland in the shortened way. German, about 82,400,996 people, are composed by different ethnics: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish). And they also have different languages: German.
Another relevant point nowadays it's GERMANY's religion. Germans are divided in Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%. So you can visit any of it's40 like St Boris Cathedral, Berlin .
But if want to know more about GERMANY's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous German novelists' books like Günter Grass, (1927– ), Nobel Prize for Literature (1999), Thomas Mann, (1875–1955) or Patrick Süskind (1949– ), author of Perfume.
Videos of Germany
See some viedos of Germany's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
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