Central European nation, officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the most populous member of the European Union and the second-most populated nation in Europe after Russia. Between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps to the south, Germany occupies a land area of 357,022 square kilometers (137,847 square miles), has 16 separate states, and has a population of about 84 million. To the north of Germany is Denmark, to the east is Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south is Austria, and to the west is France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Berlin is the country's capital and most populated city, while Frankfurt is its principal financial hub; the Ruhr is its largest metropolitan area.


Germany is located in the region of the mid-latitudes with a temperate, wet environment. Between Sylt, an island in northern Germany, and the Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak, the annual mean temperature was 8.2°C from 1961 to 1990. Every year, the sun shines for around 1,544 hours. Throughout the entire year, predominant westerly winds bring moist air masses in from the Atlantic, resulting in up to 789 l/m2 of annual precipitation. Winters are typically mild thanks to the ocean influence, and summers are normally somewhat hot.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE HIGH/LOW: 20°C/-15°C approximately
AVERAGE RAINFALL: 700 mm yearly
COLDEST MONTH: December, January and February


Major intellectual and cultural currents in Europe—both secular and religious—have influenced the culture of the German-speaking states. Because of the significant contribution that German scientists, authors, and philosophers have made to the advancement of Western thought, Germany is known as Das Land der Dichter und Denker (literally, "the land of poets and thinkers"). According to a global survey conducted by the BBC, Germany had the greatest beneficial impact on the globe in 2013 and 2014.

Germany is highly recognized for its folk festival customs, such as the Oktoberfest and Christmas traditions, which include Stollen cakes, Advent wreaths, Christmas trees, and pageants. In Germany, UNESCO had listed 41 buildings as World Heritage Sites as of 2016.Germany has a number of state-determined public holidays; the third of October, known as the Tag der Deutsch Einheit, has been a national holiday since 1990. (German Unity Day).


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Theodor Fontane are just a few of the well-known German authors. German literature can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the works of writers like Walther von der Vogelweide and Wolfram von Eschenbach.


In Germany, students have a great deal of freedom to customize their lifestyle and course schedule to fit their preferences. You will be responsible for planning your own housing and finances while you are a student in Germany, which may provide you more freedom and flexibility than in other university systems.


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