Germany is surrounded by Netherlands, Belgium and France from
west , Switzerland and Austria from south, Hungary and Slovenia from east and Denmark,
North sea and Baltic sea from north.
Germany has cold and humid weather in winter and not too hot
and mild weather in summer; and situated in 6-15 degree geographic length and 48-54 degree
Back ground information
Full country name: Federal
Republic of Germany.
Area: 357,000 sq/km
Population: 81 million.
Capital city: Berlin (pop: 3.5
Predominantly with European, with Significant Turkish minority. Germany has absorbed the majority of refugees
from the former Yugoslavia.
Religion: 90% Christian. There
are a couple of million Muslims and about 30,000 Jews.
G.D.P: US $ 1.903 billion
GDP Per head: US $ 22,561
Annual growth: 2.8%
Major industries: Motor
vehicles/ Engineering/ Chemicals.
Government: Federal Republic.
European citizens can enter on an official identity card. Americans, Australians,
Canadians, New Zealanders, and Japanese just need a valid passport (no visa). Citizens of
another countries need visa.
How to get there
The main arrival / departure points for flights in Germany
are Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin. If you are already in Europe, it is generally cheaper to
get to and from Germany by bus or train. Train travel is more Expensive, more comfortable,
but less flexible than catching a bus.
Between cities: Bus, Train, Airplane.
In cities: Bus, Taxi, Metro.
Money and costs
Currency: Deutch Mark (D M)
Budget: US$ 5-10
Restaurant meal: US ý$ 15-20
Budget bed: US$ 20-30
Mid-range hotel: US $50-80
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Publications, radio and TV are in Deutsch; only a little of
magazines and Newspapers are in other languages.
Telephone, Telegraph, Post, Telex, Fax, Mobile, Email,
Shopping: 9-13 / 15-19 .
weekend: Saturday and Sunday.
Germany has a very old culture. Germans Culture have come
from ancient Arians. German artists are famous in poem, theater and cinema. Weaving is one
of women's amusement. People are interested in
modern human technology. There, you can see
numerous exhibitions that introduce other countries industry to Germany.
All the countries embassy are in Berlin, Frankfurt and