Germany covers more than 350,000 square kilometres/137,500 square miles of central Europe. It’s a major European economic and political force with a population of more than 80 million. The country, and the tourists who visit, benefit from the associated infrastructure.
Germany is a country entrenched in history. This land has been inhabited for hundreds of thousands of years and has been the birthplace of some of the greatest minds in human history.
There’s a great deal to do, from exploring many a modern metropolis and attending the world’s largest festival, Oktoberfest, to wandering through the Bavarian Forest National Park and hiking the UNESCO biosphere reserve of the Wadden Sea.
Germany is a vast country with an even vaster past. There are excellent museums to see that boast works from famous and local artists. Ancient cathedrals and idling rivers can be found in abundance.
Explore Jasmund National Park where chalk cliffs plunge straight into the Baltic Sea and pristine forest beckon hikers. Wander through Lindau, near the Austrian, German and Swiss borders on Lake Constance, and take in the medieval buildings that dot this popular tourist attraction.
If your timing is right, stop by for Oktoberfest, a celebration of libations and good times held annually in the autumn.
The three largest airports in Germany are Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC) and Düsseldorf (DUS). However, you will generally have several other options when flying into the country.
To get around Germany, you can choose between taxis, busses or trains. You can also rent a car to make it around the rural areas, but it is highly recommended to use public transportation within the cities, as traffic can be congested.