The Federal Republic of Germany is located in the heart of Europe, and is divided into 16 federal states. Berlin, the capital city, is located in the north east of the country. Once divided by the intra-German border, the city is now one of the cultural hotspots.
Besides exciting cities, historic monuments, and a lively culture, there are also idyllic landscapes to explore.
In its north, the country is shaped by the coastal scenery of North Sea and Baltic sea, while uplands dominate the middle of Germany. Impressive Alpine peaks can be found in the south. Thousands of miles of hike and bike trails wind their way through the outdoors; numerous lakes invite you for a swim.
More than 6,250 museums can be found all over the country, providing insight into art, culture, and history. Additionally, around 350 theatres and over 30 amusement parks are there for entertainment. Cultural highlights include the carnival in Cologne, Munich's Oktoberfest, or Dresden's Striezelmarkt.