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Find Germany Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Germany.

About Germany

Germany is a fantastic travel destination that has something to offer for everyone, whether you are interested in history, culture, food, or natural beauty.

Popular tourist attractions in Germany include historic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Neuschwanstein Castle, and the Cologne Cathedral, as well as cultural institutions like the Berlin Philharmonic and the Munich Oktoberfest festival.

Driving Distances in Europe

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Travel Map Mapping Germany

Map of Germany

Map of Germany

Countries neighbouring Germany: Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Denmark.

Germany Overview

The Federal Republic of Germany - known as Germania in Roman times - is the seventh largest country (by area) in Europe.

Germany was originally a collection of smaller kingdoms and principalities until it was unified into a single country in 1871.

Federal Government

Germany is a federal parliamentary republic with a president as the head of state and a chancellor as the head of government.

Population

Known for its rich history, culture, and contributions to science, technology, and the arts Germany is the most populous country in the European Union, with a population of around 83 million people.

Strong Economy

Germany has a strong economy and is known for its highly skilled workforce, particularly in industries such as engineering, manufacturing, and technology.

Two World Wars

Germany was heavily involved in both World War I and World War II, which had a major impact on the country's history and identity.

In the aftermath of World War II, Germany was divided into East and West, with East Germany under Soviet influence and West Germany under Western influence.

The two countries were reunified in 1990 after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Visiting Germany

Germany is a popular destination for tourists, attracting millions of visitors each year.

Germany is a beautiful country with a rich history, vibrant culture, delicious food, and stunning landscapes.

Attractions

Germany is home to many famous landmarks and cultural institutions, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the Cologne Cathedral, and the Bavarian State Opera.

Germany is also known for its beer, wine, and food, which includes dishes such as sausages, sauerkraut, and pretzels.

Celebrations

Germany is famous for its Christmas markets and Oktoberfest celebrations.

German Wine and Beer

German Beer

A kilogram of sturdy glass, half full of beer and hundreds of sweaty strangers 'prosting' to the oompah; Germans are proud of the drink that oils the Oktoberfest, and drink plenty of it.

The Aisch Valley Beer Trail, between Bad Windsheim and Uehlfeld, has eight traditional breweries along its 50 kilometres.

German Wine

Heidelberg

An impressive castle dominates the Heidelberg skyline. But there's plenty more to see and do in Heidelberg, even if you don't make it for the wine festival.

Along The Rhine

Explore the fascination of the Rhine and the Loreley Valley.

The Rhine Valley is a beautiful region in western Germany known for its stunning landscapes, charming towns, and delicious wine.

Romantic castles, happy people and quality wines; Rhineland-Palatinate boasts all this and so much more.

You can take a cruise on the Rhine River, visit the historic town of Heidelberg, and explore the vineyards and wineries of the region.

The Ahr Valley, Eifel, Hunsrück, Lahn valley, Naheland, Moselle-Saar, Palatinate, Rhine-Hesse, Romantic Rhine and Westerwald regions boasting vast vineyard slopes, dormant volcanoes and vibrant towns and cities are just as diverse and inspiring as the people who live there.

Bavaria

Bavaria (Bayern) is a region in southern Germany known for its stunning landscapes, charming towns, and delicious cuisine.

You can visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the famous castle that inspired the design of Disney's Cinderella Castle.

You can also explore the charming towns of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Bamberg, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Munich

Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, is known for its stunning architecture, delicious beer, and vibrant culture.

You can visit the famous Marienplatz, the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace, and enjoy a beer at one of the city's famous beer halls.

Munich Airport:
Timetables and public transport information, if you are flying into, or out of, Munich.

Munich Tourism:
Find more about the city of Munich at the official pages of the Munich Tourist Office.

Oktoberfest:
Each year, the Oktoberfest is attended by around 6 million visitors, who drink around 5 million litres of beer and consume over 200,000 pairs of pork sausages - mostly in the beer tents; put up by the traditional Munich breweries.

Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.

Map of Berlin

Map of Berlin

You can visit the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial, and many other historic sites.

You can also enjoy Berlin's vibrant nightlife, delicious food, and vibrant art scene.

Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH is charged with the world-wide promotion of Berlin as a tourist destination - Visit Berlin.

Kennedy in Berlin

120,000 Berliners gathered in front of the Schoneberg Rathaus (City Hall) to hear President Kennedy speak on 26th June, 1963.

Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrich-Strasse) was the former border crossing at the Berlin Wall. Ten years after the fall of the Wall, one can pass freely again.

Black Forest

The Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is a stunning region in south-western Germany known for its dense forests, charming towns, and delicious cuisine.

The Black Forest panorama route from Waldkirch to Hinterzarten is a must see if you are in the south of Germany.

You can hike through the forest, visit the beautiful town of Freiburg, and enjoy the famous Black Forest cake.

Titisee

The lake is the centre of attraction at Titisee and you can taste some excellent smoked hams from the Black Forest region.

Titisee-Neustadt includes the towns of Titisee, Neustadt, Waldau, Langenordnach, Schwarzenbach and Rudenberg.

Hamburg

Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and radiates an incomparable charm. Go on a discovery tour through the city by the Elbe and explore the most beautiful sights, attend unique events or feast in the most delicious restaurants and cafés.

Travel to Germany

Airlines and Airports:
Lufthansa is the award-winning German airline.

Travel by Rail:
DB issues tickets to the huge network of German Railways. Check the schedules, or find out about special offers.

Germany Tourism

Learning German

The Goethe-Institut is the globally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of German; promoting cultural exchange, education and social discourse in an international context and support the teaching and learning of the German language.

Visiting Germany

Facts About Germany:
Germany is a federation. The federation and the 16 Länder (states) each have areas of responsibility of their own.

German Embassy in Washington DC:
4645 Reservoir Road NW.

German Tourist Board:
The German National Tourist Board invites you to explore their cities.

Germany Maps and Travel Guides

Essential Germany (Fodor's Travel Guides) Germany Travel Guide (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Germany Travel Guides - Germany Maps.

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