Where is Germany?

The Federal Republic of Germany is a central European country bordering Denmark to the north, Poland to the northeast, the Czech Republic to the east, Austria to the southeast, Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, Luxemburg and Belgium to the in the west and the Netherlands to the northwest. Geographically, Germany is structured from north to south in the North German Plain, Mittelgebirge, and Alpine Foreland with the Alps. The Federal Republic of Germany is one of the founding members of the European Union and member of the United Nations, OECD, NATO, OSCE and G7. Germany covers an area of 357,104.07 km² and is the fourth biggest country in Europe.

How many states does Germany have?

Germany comprises 16 states: Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, and Berlin. Berlin is also Germany’s capital.

How many people live in Germany?

Germany is home to 83 million people; its population density stands at 233 inhabitants per square kilometre and it is the most populous country in the European Union.

[Translate to 01_EN:] Deutschland, Brandenburger Tor
[Translate to 01_EN:] Deutschland, Schloss Neuschwanstein

What’s the weather like in Germany?

Germany enjoys a temperate climate, ranging from oceanic in the north to continental in the east. The Golf Stream influences the climate in Germany moderating the temperatures. The weather in the northern regions is windy and rough with warm summers and moderate winters with hardly any snow. The southern German states see more snow and seasons are more distinct. You would like to know more about the weather in Germany? Our live web cams provide info of the current weather situation and the weather forecast of the coming days!

What to do in the winter in Germany?

Germany is a great place to spend some time in the winter, the south is famous for excellent ski resorts, Central Germany offers great toboggan runs and ice-skating facilities, and the north is fantastic for long walks along the beaches. The best known ski resorts are: Winterberg in North Rhine Westphalia, Berchtesgaden, Zugspitze, Großer Arber, Sudelfeld and Willingen. There are many smaller resorts offering great fun in the winter. Germany is also home to many spas, thermal baths, saunas, indoor swimming pools and wellness facilities to relax and recreate. Cold and bad weather is a good opportunity to check out the cultural offer. Big cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Leipzig, Dresden, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main or Dortmund feature many exhibitions, readings, theatre plays and concerts. You want to know more about the weather in Munich, you want to know whether the sun is shining Winterberg or if there’s rain at the North Sea? Our web cams know all the answers!

[Translate to 01_EN:] Deutschland, Bundestag
[Translate to 01_EN:] Deutschland, Kölner Dom

Where to spend the holidays in the summer in Germany?

Every region in Germany is a great place for summer vacations. Whether family, couple, adventurer, or those seeking recreation, everyone will find the offer to meet his/her idea of perfect holidays. Spend some time at one of the many German lakes like Lake Chiemsee, Lake Walchensee, Lake Kochelsee, Lake Tegernsee, Lake Ammersee, Lake Starnberger See and Lake Constance. The beaches of the North Sea as well as the islands of Borkum and Rügen are very popular holiday destinations attracting people from all over the world..

Events in Germany?

Germany records about 180 million tourists a year and is one of the most popular European destination. Guests from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, and Spain love the cultural offer and events of the various German regions. Germany’s long history is also reflected in the cities’ architecture best explored on city tours. The most famous cultural monuments are: Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenhof Palace, Berlin Dome, Augsburg City Hall, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Heidelberg Ruins, Walhalla memorial in Palatinate, … . Visit one of the museums and learn more about German history, art, and culture. Open-air festivals such as Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Feel Festival, Metal-Festival Wacken Open Air and Festival Lollapalooza attract many fans and spectators every summer. So does the world-famous Munich Oktoberfest. Carnival is big in Germany; do not miss visiting Cologne or Mainz during carnival time. Do you want to have a closer look at the vineyards of Rüdesheim am Rhein? Check out our live webcams showing live images from every region in Germany!