Germany

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Germany is an apt spot for each and every person from any nook and corner of the world, whether he/she is a shopaholic, business traveller, party animal or a bookworm. Come out and explore the glamorous night life of this place!

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Country Quick Facts

Country

Germany is a federal parliamentary republic with a head of government - the chancellor - and a head of state - the president - whose primary responsibilities are representative. The country comprises 16 states which each have their own constitution and are largely autonomous regarding their internal organisation. 3 of these are city-states: Bremen, Berlin and Hamburg.

The most important sectors of Germany’s economy in 2020 were industry (23.4%), public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (19.4%) and wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food service activities (15.8%). Intra-EU trade accounts for 53% of Germany’s exports (France 8% and the Netherlands 7%), while outside the EU 9% go to the United States and 8% to China. In terms of imports, 64% come from EU Member States (the Netherlands 14%, France, Poland and Belgium 6%), while outside the EU 8% come from China and 5% from the United States.

Weather

Meanwhile, Prussia was developing into a state of considerable strength. Frederick the Great (1740?1786) reorganized the Prussian army and defeated Maria Theresa of Austria in a struggle over Silesia. After the defeat of Napolon at Waterloo (1815), the struggle between Austria and Prussia for supremacy in Germany continued, reaching its climax in the defeat of Austria in the Seven Weeks' War (1866) and the formation of the Prussian-dominated North German Confederation (1867). The architect of this new German unity was Otto von Bismarck, a conservative, monarchist, and militaristic Prussian prime minister. He unified all of Germany in a series of three wars against Denmark (1864), Austria (1866), and France (1870?1871). On Jan. 18, 1871, King Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed German emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. The North German Confederation was abolished, and the Second German Reich, consisting of the North and South German states, was born. With a powerful army, an efficient bureaucracy, and a loyal bourgeoisie, Chancellor Bismarck consolidated a powerful centralized state.

The architect of this new German unity was Otto von Bismarck, a conservative, monarchist, and militaristic Prussian prime minister. He unified all of Germany in a series of three wars against Denmark (1864), Austria (1866), and France (1870?1871). On Jan. 18, 1871, King Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed German emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. The North German Confederation was abolished, and the Second German Reich, consisting of the North and South German states, was born. With a powerful army, an efficient bureaucracy, and a loyal bourgeoisie, Chancellor Bismarck consolidated a powerful centralized state.

People & Language

The Celts are believed to have been the first inhabitants of Germany. They were followed by German tribes at the end of the 2nd century B.C. German invasions destroyed the declining Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. One of the tribes, the Franks, attained supremacy in western Europe under Charlemagne, who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800. By the Treaty of Verdun (843), Charlemagne's lands east of the Rhine were ceded to the German Prince Louis. Additional territory acquired by the Treaty of Mersen (870) gave Germany approximately the area it maintained throughout the Middle Ages. For several centuries after Otto the Great was crowned king in 936, German rulers were also usually heads of the Holy Roman Empire.

By the 14th century, the Holy Roman Empire was little more than a loose federation of the German princes who elected the Holy Roman Emperor. In 1438, Albert of Hapsburg became emperor, and for the next several centuries the Hapsburg line ruled the Holy Roman Empire until its decline in 1806. Relations between state and church were changed by the Reformation, which began with Martin Luther's 95 theses, and came to a head in 1547, when Charles V scattered the forces of the Protestant League at Mhlberg. The Counter-Reformation followed. A dispute over the succession to the Bohemian throne brought on the Thirty Years' War (1618?1648), which devastated Germany and left the empire divided into hundreds of small principalities virtually independent of the emperor.

Practicalities

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Currency

Economic summary GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $3.227 trillion; per capita $39,500. Real growth rate: 0.5%. Inflation: 1.6%. Unemployment: 6%. Arable land: 33.25%. Agriculture: potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages; cattle, pigs, poultry. Labor force: 44.2 million; industry 24.6%, agriculture 1.6%, services 73.8% (2011). Industries: among the world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles. Natural resources: iron ore, coal, potash, timber, lignite, uranium, copper, natural gas, salt, nickel, arable land. Exports: $1.493 trillion (2013 est.): machinery, vehicles, chemicals, metals and manufactures, foodstuffs, textiles. Imports: $1.233 trillion (2013 est.): machinery, vehicles, chemicals, foodstuffs, textiles, metals. Major trading partners: France, U.S., UK, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Spain, China, Switzerland, Poland (2013).

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Food and Drink

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Maultaschen

Also known as the Swabian ravioli due to its rectangular/square shape. It is a pasta dough filled with meat and flavoured with pepper.

Culture & Lifestyle

It is situated in the Baltic Sea and is considered as the biggest island in Germany. During summers, you will find these beaches really crowded with a good number of tourists. The beaches here have abundant adventure activities to offer such as the forest climbing, hot air balloon rides, cycling and surfing. Surfing is considered as one of the most unique activities provided by the Rugen Island. Not only this, you can also indulge in hiking activities here. Wear your hiking shoes and walk along and climb the chalk cliffs of Jasmund. On the other hand, wrecks off the coast can help you in diving activities in case you are interested in the same. It is situated in the Baltic Sea and is considered as the biggest island in Germany. During summers, you will find these beaches really crowded with a good number of tourists. The beaches here have abundant adventure activities to offer such as the forest climbing, hot air balloon rides, cycling and surfing. Surfing is considered as one of the most unique activities provided by the Rugen Island. Not only this, you can also indulge in hiking activities here. Wear your hiking shoes and walk along and climb the chalk cliffs of Jasmund. On the other hand, wrecks off the coast can help you in diving activities in case you are interested in the same.

It is situated in the Baltic Sea and is considered as the biggest island in Germany. During summers, you will find these beaches really crowded with a good number of tourists. The beaches here have abundant adventure activities to offer such as the forest climbing, hot air balloon rides, cycling and surfing. Surfing is considered as one of the most unique activities provided by the Rugen Island. Not only this, you can also indulge in hiking activities here. Wear your hiking shoes and walk along and climb the chalk cliffs of Jasmund. On the other hand, wrecks off the coast can help you in diving activities in case you are interested in the same. It is situated in the Baltic Sea and is considered as the biggest island in Germany. During summers, you will find these beaches really crowded with a good number of tourists. The beaches here have abundant adventure activities to offer such as the forest climbing, hot air balloon rides, cycling and surfing. Surfing is considered as one of the most unique activities provided by the Rugen Island. Not only this, you can also indulge in hiking activities here. Wear your hiking shoes and walk along and climb the chalk cliffs of Jasmund. On the other hand, wrecks off the coast can help you in diving activities in case you are interested in the same.

Overlanding in Germany

Having a height of 2,962 meters above the sea level, Zugspitze is being notified as the highest mountain in Germany. Zugspitze has much more to offer than you are now imagining. It is a perfect mixture of fun, thrill, beauty and relief. With the scenic views of the mountains and the landscapes to the thrill and fun of the adventure activities at this place, you can fulfil all your cravings of adventure at Zugspitze. You can try out some perfect adventure activities here which incorporate Ski & winter sport, hiking and caving. Zugspitze consists of the site where the 1936 Olympics games were held, you can go there and enjoy skiing in the best snow of Germany with the most secure avalanches. Through the hiking trails you will be facilitated with the 360 degrees view of Germany that looks pretty amazing.

 

Having a height of 2,962 meters above the sea level, Zugspitze is being notified as the highest mountain in Germany. Zugspitze has much more to offer than you are now imagining. It is a perfect mixture of fun, thrill, beauty and relief. With the scenic views of the mountains and the landscapes to the thrill and fun of the adventure activities at this place, you can fulfil all your cravings of adventure at Zugspitze. You can try out some perfect adventure activities here which incorporate Ski & winter sport, hiking and caving. Zugspitze consists of the site where the 1936 Olympics games were held, you can go there and enjoy skiing in the best snow of Germany with the most secure avalanches. Through the hiking trails you will be facilitated with the 360 degrees view of Germany that looks pretty amazing.

 

Having a height of 2,962 meters above the sea level, Zugspitze is being notified as the highest mountain in Germany. Zugspitze has much more to offer than you are now imagining. It is a perfect mixture of fun, thrill, beauty and relief. With the scenic views of the mountains and the landscapes to the thrill and fun of the adventure activities at this place, you can fulfil all your cravings of adventure at Zugspitze. You can try out some perfect adventure activities here which incorporate Ski & winter sport, hiking and caving. Zugspitze consists of the site where the 1936 Olympics games were held, you can go there and enjoy skiing in the best snow of Germany with the most secure avalanches. Through the hiking trails you will be facilitated with the 360 degrees view of Germany that looks pretty amazing.

Having a height of 2,962 meters above the sea level, Zugspitze is being notified as the highest mountain in Germany. Zugspitze has much more to offer than you are now imagining. It is a perfect mixture of fun, thrill, beauty and relief. With the scenic views of the mountains and the landscapes to the thrill and fun of the adventure activities at this place, you can fulfil all your cravings of adventure at Zugspitze. You can try out some perfect adventure activities here which incorporate Ski & winter sport, hiking and caving. Zugspitze consists of the site where the 1936 Olympics games were held, you can go there and enjoy skiing in the best snow of Germany with the most secure avalanches. Through the hiking trails you will be facilitated with the 360 degrees view of Germany that looks pretty amazing.

 

Having a height of 2,962 meters above the sea level, Zugspitze is being notified as the highest mountain in Germany. Zugspitze has much more to offer than you are now imagining. It is a perfect mixture of fun, thrill, beauty and relief. With the scenic views of the mountains and the landscapes to the thrill and fun of the adventure activities at this place, you can fulfil all your cravings of adventure at Zugspitze. You can try out some perfect adventure activities here which incorporate Ski & winter sport, hiking and caving. Zugspitze consists of the site where the 1936 Olympics games were held, you can go there and enjoy skiing in the best snow of Germany with the most secure avalanches. Through the hiking trails you will be facilitated with the 360 degrees view of Germany that looks pretty amazing.

 

Having a height of 2,962 meters above the sea level, Zugspitze is being notified as the highest mountain in Germany. Zugspitze has much more to offer than you are now imagining. It is a perfect mixture of fun, thrill, beauty and relief. With the scenic views of the mountains and the landscapes to the thrill and fun of the adventure activities at this place, you can fulfil all your cravings of adventure at Zugspitze. You can try out some perfect adventure activities here which incorporate Ski & winter sport, hiking and caving. Zugspitze consists of the site where the 1936 Olympics games were held, you can go there and enjoy skiing in the best snow of Germany with the most secure avalanches. Through the hiking trails you will be facilitated with the 360 degrees view of Germany that looks pretty amazing.

Urban Adventure in Germany

Jungle Safari, Chitwan National Park

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Jungle Safari, Chitwan National Park

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