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The Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe and borders both the Alps and the North and Baltic Seas. The landscape is characterized by extensive forests, numerous hills and mountains, but also by lakes, rivers and beaches. The state capital has been Berlin since reunification. The once divided city is now a vibrant world metropolis and visitor magnet for countless tourists from all over the world. Among the most important sights in Germany are the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Cologne Cathedral and the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.

TOP 10 Germany

Heidelberg Castle
The history of Heidelberg Castle dates back to the 13th century, when the Palatine Electors had a castle built in Heidelberg. In the following centuries, the sight was further developed into a castle that today inspires visitors from all over the world with its Renaissance architecture. During the Thirty Years’ ...
Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate, built between 1788 and 1793 on the orders of the Prussian King Frederick William II, according to designs by Carl Gotthard Langhans, is undisputedly the city’s landmark. Above all, the golden quadriga created by Johann Gottfried Schadow above the historic Triumph Gate is known throughout the world. In ...


Center of the old town
In the middle of the cosmopolitan city of Munich lies the famous Marienplatz. Numerous sights, exclusive restaurants and legendary events make the square the hub of public life. Munich's Marienplatz is known all over the world and is the destination of millions of tourists every year. With the Mariensäule ...

Attractions and sights

Country data Germany

Germany at a glance

Area357021 km2
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Neighboring countriesSwitzerland, Poland, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, France und Austria

Map Germany

Country borders and location of the capital

Cities in Germany



On this page you will find the 100 largest cities in Germany by population.

German islands



Germany has almost 100 islands in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Besides the well-known destinations like Rügen, Sylt and Borkum, there are also many small and uninhabited islands. On this page ...