About Germany

 

key-facts-germany-deGermany, misunderstood by many. Germany is not only industry, banks, cars and beers with quality and punctuality. This is only a small part of the country’s culture. Germany, rich on history with lots of medieval architecture. A nirvana for hikers, cyclists, motorists, sailers and skiers.


Weather and Climate
Best time to visit Germany is from May to October but as most other European countries, Germany can be discovered all year-round.

The summer from June to late September is perfect for all of us who love the outdoors. The summer in Germany offers a wide range of outdoor activities in regions such as Mosel and Mecklenburg Lake District.

Autumn lasts from September to December and provides rainy and windy weather. In late October to November it’s possible to behold the transformation of the large forests where the colours change into beautiful autumn leaf colours before the leaves end up as fertiliser for next year’s growth.

Winter in the Bavarian Alps in the south will be cold and snowy from December to late March. You should go here, if you want to go skiing. In the southwestern part of the country, winter is always gentle. Unsurprisingly, this is where you find a large part of Germany’s wine region. In the western, northern and eastern part of the country, winter will be cold with frost and snow. Some rain may also occur, especially in the last weeks of winter. Remember! December is the month for Christmas markets all over the country, like in Berlin and Lübeck.

Spring starts in the southwest and spreads slowly throughout the country. It provides a unique opportunity to follow the season northward and see how the flowers, shrubs and fruit trees bloom from late March to June.


Geography
Germany is located in the middle of northern Europe, stretching from the Alps in the south right up to the North and Baltic seas. This size and location makes Germany bordering with no less than nine countries in Europe. Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Switzerland and Austria in the south, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the west, so you have plenty of opportunities to visit other amazing countries in Europe.

Around 30% of Germany is covered by forest, where the biggest of them is the Black Forest on 3.700 sq. Km. (1.429 sq. Miles). Aside all the forests, Germany’s geography is very varied, from the mountainous landscape in the south at the Alps, with Germany’s highest peak Zugspitze at 2.962 metres (9.717 ft.) in Bavaria, over the Rivers Rhine, Danube, Elbe and Mosel to Mecklenburg lake district.

Even with a modest coastline of nearly 2.400 km., Germany has some amazing beaches to offer, both to the North and Baltic seas.


5 things Germany is known for, outside Germany

  • Albert Einstein (Physicist, 1879-1955)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer and pianist, 1770-1827)
  • The Berlin Wall (Construction, that divided Berlin, 1961-1989)
  • Adidas (Sportswear brand, founded 1949)
  • Mercedes-Benz (Car brand, founded 1926)

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