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Germany Travel – Simply Inspiring

More than 30% of Germans spend their holiday in their own country. Cultural tourism is the most popular attractions with Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg being the most visited cities.

By Xelexi Travel

Frankfurt Oldtown

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe. Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. In the 21st century, Germany is a great power and has the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP.

Germany’s capital and largest metropolis is Berlin. Other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf.

Cultural tourism is most popular in the country with Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg being the most visited cities. Visitations to the country for educational and business purposes is also quite common. Several protected areas within Germany, such as the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park, and the Jasmund National Park, also attract millions of tourists every year.

Germany’s most-visited landmarks include e.g. Neuschwanstein Castle, Cologne Cathedral, Berlin Bundestag, Hofbräuhaus Munich, Heidelberg Castle, Dresden Zwinger, Fernsehturm Berlin and Aachen Cathedral. The Europa-Park near Freiburg is Europe’s second most popular theme park resort.


Most of Germany has a temperate seasonal climate dominated by humid westerly winds. Winters are cool and summers tend to be warm: temperatures can exceed 30 °C (86 °F).

The east part of German has a more continental climate: winters can be very cold and summers very warm, and longer dry periods can occur. Central and southern Germany are transition regions which vary from moderately oceanic to continental.

In addition to the maritime and continental climates that predominate over most of the country, the Alpine regions in the extreme south and, to a lesser degree, some areas of the Central German Uplands have a mountain climate, with lower temperatures and more precipitation.

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