A warm welcome

Germany is Europe’s most industrialised and populous country. Famed for its technological achievements, it has also produced some of Europe’s most celebrated composers, philosophers and poets.

One of Europe’s largest countries, Germany is one of the most influential nations culturally, and one of the world’s main economic powers. Known around the world for its engineering and high-tech products, it is equally admired by visitors for its old-world charm.

Germany’s capital and largest city is Berlin, while its largest conurbation is the Ruhr.

Germany is the seventh most visited country in the world.

Culture in Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe. Historically, Germany has been called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (“the land of poets and thinkers”).