Holidays - Germany

Germany officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 81.8 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state and the largest economy in the European Union. It is one of the major political powers of the European continent and a technological leader in many fields. German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany. It is one of 23 official languages in the European Union, and one of the three working languages of the European Commission. Recognised native minority languages in Germany are Danish, Low German, Sorbian, Romany, and Frisian; they are officially protected by the ECRML. The most used immigrant languages are Turkish, Kurdish, Polish, the Balkan languages, and Russian. The Black Forest located in Southwestern Germany is famous for being the origin of the cuckoo clocks. Camping, hiking and skiing are the favorite activities that tourists can indulge in when they come to visit the Black Forest.The Frisian Islands: These popular islands are surrounded by Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. Sylt and Amrum are two major islands of the Frisian Islands, and they are two tourist hot spots thanks to their serene beaches, panoramic views and the great retreat from the bustle of city life they offer. The most-visited of Germany’s cities are Berlin, Berlin is the capital of Germany and its largest city, Berlin is overflowing with attractions and, having been settled for almost seven centuries. Frankfurt city is the largest financial center in Europe. The bustling metropolis has some of the tallest skyscrapers on the continent, with Commerzbank Tower being the highest of them all. In the south of Germany, Munich is known as the country’s beer capital owing to its world famous Oktoberfest. Though it has become a modern center of publishing and banking, the city holds more to its historic roots than others. The state-of-the-art headquarters of carmaker BMW and the surrounding high-rises stand out in the northern quarter as a far cry from the gorgeous gothic churches and castles in Old Town.