What is typical of Germany? Dirndl, Lederhosen, Carnival, German beer, the Black Forest, the river Spree, Cologne Cathedral, the Brandenburg Gate and Neuschwanstein Castle, but also reliability, technology, Beethoven, Schiller, Grönemeyer, football, Heidi Klum, Sebastian Vettel, Weimar, Church of Our Lady, Steiff animals, Angela Merkel and, of course, barbecues.
Berlin is a capital city, a popular meeting place and a melting pot of cultures from all around the globe. Is isn’t quite as fast-paced as New York, nor is it as crowded as Tokyo or Rio. Berlin is a political center and represents freedom and democracy. It is both a metropolis and an international magnet without being out of touch with the real world.
Countries and people
Germany is full of color. People of all origins and nationalities live and work in the 16 federal states. Germany is characterized by its openness to other countries and the coexistence of different cultures. Approximately 82 million people live on the 357,000 square kilometers located in the heart of Europe and bordered by nine other countries.
There are many different sides to Germany’s cultural scene: Around 300 theaters and 130 professional orchestras lie between the Baltic Sea and the Alps. More than 6,000 museums provide for an eclectic museum landscape. The German film industry also celebrates new successes – and not only in German cinemas but worldwide. Not to forget Fashion Week, which transforms Berlin into an international stage for fashion and lifestyle twice a year, enticing stars and celebrities from far away into the capital city.
Germany offers an array of opportunities. Mountains, lakes, parks, museums and concerts promise entertainment and excitement for everyone. Be it indoor skiing or carving at the Zugspitze, surfing on the Baltic sea, rocking out in nightclubs or simply spending a nice evening in a beer garden – anything is possible.
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Germany is home to a wealth of vibrant cities, fascinating landscapes, great artists and cool bars. Fashion in Düsseldorf, scenery in Berlin, art in Dresden, night life in Hamburg, Carnival in Cologne, Oktoberfest in Munich – Germany is just waiting to be discovered.