Germany is a modern, cosmopolitan country with about 80 million inhabitants, 19 percent of whom have an immigrant background. Its society is shaped by a plurality of lifestyles and truly different ethnocultural diversity. Most people – both young and old – are well-educated and enjoy a high standard of living as well as sufficient freedom to plan their lives as they themselves see fit. Young people are continuously reinventing how things are done, from the latest technology to the newest forms of music or most popular fashions.
The Federal Republic of Germany is a democratic, federal and social constitutional state. It consists of 16 federal states.
- Inhabitants: about 80 millions
- Area: 357121 square kilometers
- Capital: Berlin
- Federal Chancellor: Angela Merkel
- Federal President: Joachim Gauck
- Language: With 100 million native speakers, German is the most commonly-spoken language in Europe
Germany is a sporting nation! The best-loved leisure time sports are soccer, winter sports, gymnastics, tennis, shooting, athletics and handball. Germany, no stranger to hosting major international sporting events, hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June and July 2011 and the Men’s World Cup in 2006.
From the Black Forest to the techno temples of Berlin, Germany boasts astonishing diversity in a compact country at the heart of Europe. So if your idea of a vacation is high culture in a European metropolis, a romantic journey back in time, outdoor adventure or all of the above – Germany is your destination.
Cuisine, Wine & Beer
Great cuisine, fine wines, and excellent beers form an integral aspect of life in Germany. While one can still enjoy traditional favorites, food in Germany has become more varied and creative in recent years. German wine and beer have meanwhile become popular worldwide.
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