Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.
Dialing code: +49
Official language and national language: German
Capital and largest city: Berlin; 52°31′N 13°23′E / 52.517°N 13.383°E
Rügen is a German island in the Baltic Sea. It’s known for its beaches and white chalk cliffs, like the King's Chair on the Jasmund peninsula. The King's Chair has a viewing platform and visitors center with exhibits on Rügen nature.
Lake Constance (known as Bodensee in German) is a 63km-long central European lake that borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Fed by the Rhine River, it’s composed of 2 connected parts, the Untersee (lower lake) and the larger Obersee (upper lake).
Lindau is a town on Lake Constance (also called Bodensee) in Bavaria, Germany, known for its old town, on an island. In the harbor are a Bavarian Lion statue and the stone Lindau Lighthouse, with lake and mountain views.
The Jasmund National Park is a nature reserve on the Jasmund peninsula, in the northeast of Rügen island in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is famous for containing the largest chalk cliffs in Germany, the Königsstuhl.
Heidelberg is a town on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany. It’s known for venerable Heidelberg University, founded in the 14th century. Gothic Heiliggeistkirche church towers over the cafe-lined Marktplatz, a town square in the Altstadt (Old Town).