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.
Ethnic Groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)
Belief Systems: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
Population: 81.6 million people (World Rank: 16th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 606 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 58th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.228 %/yr (World Rank: 227th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 80.7 years (World Rank: 24th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 44.3 years (World Rank: 2nd) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Germany
Culture and Tourism:
All about Germany as a tourism destination.
The Romantic Road
Itinerary for the most popular tourist route in Germany.
Wine and Beer Festivals
A list of festivals in August.
Information about the Oktoberfest in Munich.
How and where Carnival is celebrated in Germany.
The best Christmas Markets and how to get there.
The top German music festivals.
Travel Info for Germany
Travelling Europe by train with an Interrail ticket.
Information on living and working in Germany as a foreigner.
German Language Resources:
Information on learning German in Germany with the Goethe Institute.
Study in Germany
Information on the German American Partnership Program.
German meetup groups in the San Diego area.
in Washington D.C.
German Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.