Germany’s geography at a glance
Germany’s area covers over 357.137 square kilometres. From the North Sea and the Baltic coasts in the north, to diverse landscapes in the interior of the country including lush forests, riverscapes and lake sceneries, the central uplands or urban regions, down to the Alps in the south, adjacent to Austria and Switzerland. Here, you also find the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain measuring 2,963 metres. The longest river of the country is the Rhine, flowing through Germany with a length of 865 kilometres.
German cities, culture and events
The capital and also the country’s biggest city is Berlin with 3.4 million residents. Other major cities are Hamburg (1.8 million), Munich (1.3 million) and Cologne (1.1 million). There are over 10,000 diverse cities in Germany. You can look forward to vibrant metropolises, modern architecture, historical attractions and a lot more.
Get to know Germany’s world of wonder: Castles, parks and gardens invite you to romantic tours and wonderful discoveries. The castle of Neuschwanstein, Herrenchiemsee Palace or the English Garden in Munich – in Bavaria but also in all other parts of Germany you will discover unique sights.
Apart from the cities and attractions, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to learn about old traditions or to try delicacies from grandmother’s kitchen. Taste the culinary specialities, get inspired by traditional crafting at feasts and markets or visit one of the various museums to go on a time travel to the beginning of pionieering inventions like the automobile, the tramway or the bycicle.
If theatre plays, concerts, festivals, exhibitions or fairs – in Germany, there is always something going on. Here you can find exciting events.
Leisure and recovery
Germany offers you diverse nature and interesting landscapes. In the numerous nature parks, biospheres and national parks you can experience unique flora and fauna. By foot, on the back of a horse, with a bycicle or on a boat – there are many ways to explore protected landscapes, enjoy the biodiversity and relax.
You like to hike? Then Germany is the right place for you. The country offers you routes of different categories, way-markers all through the trails of an overall length of 200,000 kilometres containing mountains, cities, seas, lakes, forests and a lot more. You prefer to cycle? No problem. You can discover Germany’s touristic highlights in the cities and romantic routes through nature on more than 200 cycle tracks with an overall distance of 70,000 kilometres. There is too much variety to stay at home!
No matter if you favour a city trip, a tour into nature or something different, in Germany you find the right accommodation for your need – at any place. From camping sites to holiday apartments or luxurious hotels – Germany convinces with high standards and a wide range of possibilities. Also the so called Jugendherbergen are popular accommodations for travellers in Germany. Especially for young travellers, groups and families, they have attractive offers. Nevertheless, everyone is welcome to stay – regardless of the age.