Welcome to Germany

The city of Frankfurt am Main Enlarge image The city of Frankfurt am Main (© AA) In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. This makes Germany one of the most popular countries in which to study, as well as a site for state-of-the art research and patent development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

Reichstagsgebäude mit Flagge

Germany’s image abroad

Germany is more popular with its European neighbours than you would think. This has been demonstrated by the Germany List, a Europe-wide survey on Germany’s image abroad carried out by the Goethe-Institut, the newspaper “Die Welt” and the radio station “Deutschlandradio Kultur”.

Reichstag mit deutscher Fahne

The 16 Länder

The Basic Law underlines the special role played by federalism and the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Länder are varied and distinctive in both organizational and cultural terms. The following is a brief introduction to the 16 Länder.

Bodensee

Travelling to Germany

You are going to Germany? Here you will find a whole range of information to plan your trip, e.g. visa requiremens and customs regulations.

Education and training are major areas of foundation work

All about Germany: Games and Fun

Test your German-language skills and your knowledge of Germany with these fun games!

Welcome to Germany

Historic Town Hall in Bamberg

Picture Gallery

Welcome to Germany

(© Auswärtiges Amt 2006)

National Anthem of the Federal Republic of Germany

Deutsche Nationalhymne Audio File
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