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Travel to Germany

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Vacation Rentals Bed and Breakfast Home Exchange Homestay
Baden-Wuerttemberg Baden-Wuerttemberg Baden-Wuerttemberg Baden-Wuerttemberg
Bavaria Bavaria Bavaria Bavaria
Berlin Berlin Berlin Berlin
Brandenburg Brandenburg Brandenburg Brandenburg
Bremen Bremen Bremen Bremen
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Hesse Hesse Hesse Hesse
Lower Saxony Lower Saxony Lower Saxony Lower Saxony
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
North Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia
Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland-Palatinate
Saarland Saarland Saarland Saarland
Saxony Saxony Saxony Saxony
Saxony-Anhalt Saxony-Anhalt Saxony-Anhalt Saxony-Anhalt
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein
Thuringia Thuringia Thuringia Thuringia

Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Germany

  • Time ZoneGMT/UTC +2
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Weights & measures: Metric

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
  • Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  • Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
  • St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  • Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar
  • Maulbronn Monastery Complex
  • Town of Bamberg
  • Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg
  • Völklingen Ironworks
  • Messel Pit Fossil Site
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau
  • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
  • Classical Weimar
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
  • Wartburg Castle
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  • Monastic Island of Reichenau
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
  • Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
  • Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski
  • Dresden Elbe Valley

Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark

Germany Regions:
13 states (Laender, singular - Land) and 3 free states* (Freistaaten, singular - Freistaat); Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bayern (Bavaria)*, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen (Hesse), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia), Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Saarland, Sachsen (Saxony)*, Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt), Schleswig-Holstein, Thueringen (Thuringia)*


81,305,856 (July 2012 est.)

Largest cities of Germany
Berlin, Hamburg, München, Köln, Frankfurt am Main, Essen, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Bremen

temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind

Ethnic groups
German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)

Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%


Government type
federal republic

As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro. In January 2011, Germany assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2011-12 term.

Flag of Germany
Flag of GermanyThree colors black, red and gold have played an important role in German history and can be traced back to the medieval banner of the Holy Roman Emperor - a black eagle with red claws and beak on a gold field.

Germany Travel and Accommodation – Your Tips for Travelers

If you would like to share your experiences of traveling to Germany or to any other country, please send us your article and we will gladly post it at this website.

Travelling Germany  by Jan Koncewicz

Munich, Germany  by JoMar

Berlin, Germany  by JoMar

Source: Central Intelligence Agency.
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