The sea to the north, mountains to the south – and in between there are many interesting cities and a surprisingly diverse landscape with hundreds of leisure-time possibilities. But Germany has even more to offer – just take a look around!
Measured in terms of gross domestic product, Germany is Europe’s largest national economy and the fourth largest in the world.
Automobiles, book printing, mp3, physics, chemistry and medicine – Germany invents and researches a great deal.
In Germany, there are more than 300 different kinds of bread and over 1,300 beer breweries.
Germany boasts four very different seasons: mild springs, hot summers, golden autumns, and snow in the winter.
Germany has 350 daily newspapers and 8,800 libraries.
Germans spend an average of 148 minutes per day online.
The second largest German city (approx. 1.7m inhabitants) with a maritime atmosphere
One of the largest ports in the world
World-famous nightlife district St. Pauli
Fun-loving megacity on the River Rhine with 1 million inhabitants
World famous: Cologne Cathedral
Cologne Carnival as the "fifth season"
The biggest German island in the North Sea
Nature meets high society
Connected to the mainland via a railway causeway
The capital of Germany and the country's largest city (approx. 3.5m inhabitants)
Wide range of cultural offers – from classical to alternative
Trendy metropolis with a vibrant nightlife
Young city with a vibrant student scene ("Little Berlin")
Approx. 530,000 inhabitants
Hub for classical music (J. S. Bach, choirs)
The third largest German city with approx. 1.4 million inhabitants
High quality of life due to its location close to nature (the Alps)
World famous: the annual beer festival (Oktoberfest)
Gothic architecture vs. skyscrapers: "Mainhattan" is famous for its skyline
Germany's financial hub: headquarters of both the German and the European Central Bank
2 TB/s: Frankfurt is the largest Internet node for data exchange worldwide
With the Frauenkirche and the Semperoper, Dresden is a symbol of post-war reconstruction
Cultural city: famous buildings, spectacular art collections, attractive museums
"Florence on the Elbe" is one of the greenest cities in Europe
World-famous for its idyllic combination of a ruined castle, a historic city centre, and the river
Venue of Germany's oldest university
The cultural diversity characterises the city as the "Capital of Romance"
Idyllic alpine municipality (26,000 inhabitants)
Ideal for winter sports
Fascinating panorama at the foot of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany
A guarantee of mild summer nights: Freiburg is one of the warmest cities in Germany
Beautiful historic city centre with a Mediterranean atmosphere
An insider's tip among students: Freiburg offers the perfect mix of study and leisure-time activities