Germany is with its over 82 million inhabitants Europe’s second most populous country after Russia. In Germany’s capital Berlin has about 3.5 million inhabitants. The country is divided in 16 states and has a limit of nine countries, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Austria.

Germany has a very diverse landscape that begins at the Baltic Sea in the north, where the terrain is first plains as you go south of the mountain ranges to end in alpine landscape of the south, on the border with Austria and Switzerland. Germany’s largest river is the Danube, which flows into the Black Sea, and the longest river is the Rhine. Some other of the more famous rivers, the Moselle, Elbe and Saale, and there are also several lakes, mainly in the Alps, where, among other things, the largest is Lake Constance and the Müritz.


Berlin is one of Europe’s best known and most visited metropolises thanks to its cultural and historical status. This city has a rich history and is known especially for having been divided for a long time between the east and west block.


Picture: Stadt Cochem mit der Burg Cochem im Moseltal by J. Heribert Pohl under CC BY-SA 2.0