The Federal Republic of Germany lies at the heart of Europe
bounded by nine other nations and the Baltic and North Seas. Once divided into East and West Germany, the country was reunified after the Berlin Wall fell in 1990. Germany has been considered as the leading industrial power in all of Europe as well as one of the wealthiest nations in the world. It has the second largest population in all of Europe.
Travelers visiting Germany are captivated by its picturesque landscape. The northern region is filled with lakes, heaths and islands. Fertile pastures and lush dense forests are situated along the center and southwest regions right beside majestic mountain ranges such as the Bavarian Alps which are located in the southern region of the country. The fertile lands of the southern region of the country of Germany has made this region a top tourist destination since it is here where travelers are able to indulge not just in the picturesque surroundings but also the numerous castles and vineyards located along the banks of the Rhine River.
The climate experienced in Germany is just as diverse as its landscape. The northern and central regions of the country experience mild summer months and cool, damp winters. On the other hand, the mountainous southern region the Harz Mountains and the Black Forest are located experience a harsher climate with hot summer months and cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Although the southern region of Germany has harsher climate conditions, it is one of the favorite regions travelers visit during their stay in Germany. Tourists are drawn by the captivating beauty of the landscapes and the different spa resorts found in the region, particularly those located in Baded-Baden and Lake Constance. This is primarily because Germany is a country where its people are particularly concerned about their environment. The strict anti-pollution policies observed in the country allow tourists and locals alike are able to enjoy a variety of different outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, canoeing or sailing around the country.
Traveling around Germany is not a problem. The country has an excellent transport system with fourteen different international airports which allow tourists to arrive extremely close to the top tourist destinations in the country. Hamburg and Bremen are major sea ports which allow travelers from other parts of Europe to travel to Germany, as well as an efficient rail and road network system such as the Autobahn, a motorway network system that spans more than 11,000 kilometers long. If you are traveling to the country of Germany for the first time, traveling around the country can be a unique experience of its own. Get off the usual commute routes and take a ferry down the River Rhine and its Danube-Main canal. Apart from being able to commute just like the locals living in Germany, the trip down these waterways provides a breathtaking view of the city and the countryside, which would make your trip indeed an experience you will never forget.
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