Germany

Germany

Cities

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Landmarks

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Currency

Euro

Capital

Berlin

Fun Foods

Bratwurst, Brezel, and German Chocolate

Located in Central Europe, Germany is the second-most populous country in Europe. There are over 83 million people living there.

The region was originally named Germania before 100 AD. In the 10th century it was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Its participation in World War I and the result of losing the war led to the rise of the Nazi party and Hitler's rule. Germany started World War II in 1939 with its push to expand its territory throughout Europe. Further, Hitler's quest to build a pure Arian race led to millions dying in concentration camps, later known as the Holocaust.

After its defeat in World War II, Germany was divided into East and West Germany. It would stay this way until the fall of communism and its reunification on 3 October 1990. Today, Germany is a strong economic power with the largest economy in Europe.

Source: Wikipedia

Popular Cities

Berlin

Berlin

Now united, the city was divided into East and West Berlin after World War II.

Frankfurt

Frankfurt

14 of the 15 tallest buildings in Germany are located here.

Munich

Munich

The city and surrounding area were once ruled by the Wittelsbachs family for 738 years.

Popular Landmarks

Aachen Cathedral

One of the oldest cathedrals in Europe, Emperor Charlemagne was buried here in 814.

Brandenburg Gate

This 18th century neoclassical monument is one of the best known landmarks in Germany.

Burghausen Castle

This German castle is the longest castle complex in the world.

Eagle's Nest

Sitting above the town of Obersalzberg, Adolf Hitler’s summit residence was used to entertain important guests.

Holocaust Memorial

A memorial dedicated to the more than 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Kölner Dom

At 157 m, the cathedral is currently the tallest twin-spired church in the world.

Neuschwanstein Castle

A majestic castle overlooking the village of Hohenschwangau.

Nuremberg Castle

This medieval castle was once considered one of Europe's most formidable forts.

Sachsenhausen

A Nazi concentration camp north of Berlin used to hold political prisoners including Joseph Stalin's oldest son.

Saxon Switzerland National Park

Established in 1990, the park is located in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

The Reichstag

The Reichstag arson fire helped Hitler and the Nazi party become the dominant party in Germany.