Situated in the heart of Europe, Germany has access to the North and Baltic Seas in the north, and borders on the Alps in the south. At 2,962 metres the Zugspitze is its highest peak. Germany is the ninth most visited country in the world ( 2017), with arround 38 million visits. Germany’s capital Berlin has become the third most visited European city.
Germany’s most popular landmarks include the Brandenburg Gate as well as the Reichstag in Berlin, the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Cologne Cathedral, the Bavarian Neuschwanstein Castle, Heidelberg Castle, the Wartburg in Eisenach, and Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam.
But also the splendid nature attracts visitors from all over the world. Gemany’s 16 national parks include the Wadden Sea National Parks, the Harz National Park, the Black Forest National Park, the Bavarian Forest National Park and the Berchtesgaden National Park. In addition, there are 17 Biosphere Reserves and more than a 100 nature parks.
Historically, Germany has been called „the land of poets and thinkers“ with great names of the past, such as Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms in music, Goethe, Schiller, and Thomas Mann in literature. There are more than 140 theatres, 130 professional orchestras, 7,200 museums and exhibitions and many galleries.