General Information about Germany
Germany is in Northern Europe with its Northern region on the North and Baltic Seas. It is bordered by Denmark to the North, Poland, Czech Republic and Austria to the North East and East, Switzerland to the South and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the South and North West. Over 3.5 million people live in Berlin, Germany's capital of the the total population of 83 million.
Germany has a varied climate due to influences from the Atlantic and Alpine areas with some regions experiencing snow, cold, wet and stormy winters to mild to warm summers. There is something for every visitor to Germany. It has a rich cultural history with many fine museums and art galleries where the works of the 19th century impressionists hangs with modern day artists. A visit to one of the hundreds of castles throughout Germany is a must with each well preserved and with its own history. For the outdoor visitors, Germany has a large number of nature reserves, national parks and biosphere reserves to visit, walk or cycle through. The biospheres are unique developments where a mix of man-made and natural land areas are used for research on the environment.
Accommodation in Germany provides plenty of choices to suit any budget from youth hostels through to apartments and five star hotels.
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Learn About The Climate In Germany
The summer months in Germany are typically mild with temperatures reaching up to 19 degrees, the winters are cooler with average lows of -2 degrees and highs of 2 degrees. During winter in Berlin you'll experience cold and damp plus frost weather conditions with snow being a common occurrence. Thunderstorms are frequent during winter in the north west part of the country while rainfall is rarely reaches 780 mm in the low-lying areas.
Geographical Information On Germany
You will find Germany in central Europe and covers over 357,000 square kilometres. The country is divided into four regions of North German Plain, Mid-German Highlands, South German Uplands and the Bavarian Alps. The country has many rolling plains as well as the highest mountain ranges in Europe which is the Alps and the Harz mountains. Germany has many rivers but some of the well known ones are The River Oder which is connected to Elbe by the Hohenzollern canal and the Rhine Gorge.
Find Out About The Economy In Germany
Exporting contributes largely to the economy in Germany with car making, mechanical, electrical, precision engineering, medical technology and genetic engineering contributing up to 29% of the economy. Trade exports bring in over $1 trillion into the country economy from products such as iron and steel, manufactured goods, food and apparel. Germany has one of the strongest economies in Europe and one of the leading country's in the world.
Festivals and Events
Find Out Whats On in Germany
There is something on every month in Germany ranging from the all famous Oktoberfest with some of the big events starting in September. October 3 is a national holiday and the festival can last well over a fortnight. May brings the celebration of May day with Der Maibaum where the Maypole made of tree trunk is decorated with colourful ribbons, flowers and carved figures. Traditional dances, music, and folk customs are usually the flavor of the the day. Christmas is known as Weihnachten and is a four week celebration with open-air markets in many cities.
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European Explorer would like to wish you an enjoyable stay in Germany.