Tourist travel information about Germany
Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is located in central-western Europe. It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. With over 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union.
Germany is the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world’s third-largest exporter and importer of goods. Germany upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection and a tuition-free university education.
This nordic nation is surprising, diverse and rich in history. Due to its size and location in Central Europe, Germany enjoys a large variety of different landscapes. While only a small part of the Alps lie in Germany, they are famous for their beauty and the unique Bavarian culture. Along the country’s southwestern border with Switzerland and Austria lies Lake Constance, Germany’s largest freshwater lake.