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  • Capital: Berlin
  • Form of Government: Federal Republic
  • Area: 357,022 km2
  • Religion: Protestants 39%, Catholics 31%
  • Phone number: +49
  • Language: German
  • Time difference: – 1
  • Population: 83,166,711 (2021)
  • Currency: Euro (Eur)

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Several airlines fly directly to Germany: Finnair (from Helsinki to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich), Air Berlin (from Helsinki to Berlin), Lufthansa (from Helsinki to Frankfurt and Munich), Ryanair (from Tampere to Frankfurt Hahn Airport – more than 100 kilometers from the city) and Bremen ).

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The German train network is one of the densest in the world. Deutsche Bahn (DB) is mainly responsible for train connections.


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Aerial view of Berlin skyline with famous TV tower and Spree river in beautiful evening light at sunset, Germany.



Berlin is a metropolis, which speaks for itself. It is one of the German federal states as well as the capital of Germany, and it has appr. 3,5 million residents.

Stock photograph of restaurant patios on Platzl square in downtown Munich Germany

Hofbräuhaus Am Platzl Hall

Address: Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany


This unique beer hall is a center of Bavarian beer culture. It was built in 1589 by the Bavarian Duke Maximilian I and is one of the oldest of its kind. The Bierstube includes a ballroom and a huge open-air beer garden. It serves typical German and Bavarian cuisine, such as Bratwurst, Weisswurst and soft pretzels together with multiple labels of beer. The restaurant is an extension of the Hofbraühaus München brewery, where a visitor can join a guided tour and learn about the beverage Germans are famous for: beer.

Berlin, Reichstag

Reichstag Building

Address: Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany


Situated just north of the Brandenburg Gate, this building houses the German Parliament and was the seat of the Weimar Republic government until it was seized by the Nazis in 1933.

Cityscape image of Marien Square in Munich, Germany during twilight blue hour.


Address: Marienplatz, 80331 München, Germany


This prominent public square, the largest in Munich, still stands as the center of social activity in the city, much as it has throughout history.

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Address : Kehrwieder 2 / Block D, 20457 Hamburg, Germany


Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model train exhibit, and still growing. See trains running through recreations of Hamburg and the coast, Austria, the Grand Canyon and Scandinavia.

Fussen, Germany - August 7, 2015: Beautiful view of world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, the nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace built for King Ludwig II on a rugged cliff, with scenic mountain landscape near Fussen, southwest Bavaria, Germany.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Address: Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany


This neo-Romanesque Bavarian castle, opened to the public in 1886 in an incomplete state,  is one of the most popular sights in Germany with 1,3 million annual visitors. It was commissioned as a homage to the great German composer Richard Wagner and one of its main attractions is The Hall of the Singers, decorated with themes from the operas Lohengrin and Parzival by Wagner. Neuschwanstein has been the inspiration for the  Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland and similar structures.

Beautiful view of historic Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) at famous Museum Island with ship passing Friedrichsbrucke bridge on Spree river in golden evening light at sunset in summer, Berlin, Germany

Museumsinsel (UNESCO 1999)


This museum district, located on the northern half of an island on the Spree River, is one of the top cultural sites of Berlin.

It consists of five museums, all part of the Berlin State Museum complex:

– The Pergamon Museum

– The Altes Museum

– The Neues Museum

– The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)

– The Bode Museum

The museum district has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. A Berlin City Pass holder has free entry to all the museums.

Cologne Cathedral seen at night from the other side of the Rhine

Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO 1996)

Address: Domkloster 4, 50667 Köln, Germany


The Cathedral of Cologne is one of the most important architectural monuments in Germany. The church, located in the nuclear center, is the second biggest in Germany and third biggest in the World (the height of the towers is 150 meters). It is an excellent example of the gothic style. The Cathedral became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Hamburg landmark Wasserschloss

Speicherstadt (UNESCO 2015)


Within the port of Hamburg, in the HafenCity quarter, lies this gorgeous and historical warehouse district. This 26 hectare area is full of red-brick warehouse structures and lovely tiny canals. There are several museums like the Miniatur Wunderland (a model railway), the Hamburg Dungeon and the Afghan Museum. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.

Aerial view of Cologne at spring, Germany



Cologne is the center of the German Rhine Valley and a historically important city located on both sides of the Rhine River. A well-known landmark in the city is its Gothic cathedral, which was built over a 600 year period and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. Other notable attractions in this gem of the Rhine are the Reinpark, the Innenstadt area, with its twelve Romanesque churches, and the Hohe Straße, a famous shopping district.

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