Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
Germany attracts millions of tourists with its interesting culture and history, many monuments of nature. Landscape of Rhine Valley with lots of vineyards, castles and monasteries of Bavaria, with its unique culture and beer, mountain resorts, foothills of the Alps, the picturesque foothills of the Black Forest and the Harz with their clean lakes and pretty forest, calm Baltic Sea coast, as well as beautiful landscapes in Saxony, modern Rhineland metropolis with their ancient temples and multiple museums - it is just visible, but such a prominent part of the country for foreigners.
The location, grounds and landscape
Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is washed by the Baltic and North Seas. It borders with Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands in the west.
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The climate and the average temperature
The weather has often fickle character. In the middle of the summer can be sunny and warm, but the next day can be cold and rainy. Really extreme events (severe droughts, tornadoes, storms, severe frost or heat) are relatively rare. It is also due to the fact that Germany is in the temperate zone, in the north of a maritime climate, the south becomes moderately continental. The average July temperature is from +16 to +22 degrees Celsius. The average January temperature is +2 to -5 degrees Celsius. The average annual temperature is + 5 + 10 degrees Celsius.
Flora and fauna
About 30% of the territory of Germany is covered by forests, concentrated mainly in the southern part of the country. About two-thirds of the forest - pine, one-third - deciduous, in which grow birch, beech, oak and walnut. Fauna of Germany is not very rich. The most common mammals are deer, wild boar, hare, wolf, fox, marten, badger. Among the few reptilesthere is an adder. A large number of migratory birds usually migrate through the country. In the coastal waters are found herring, cod, flounder, sea bass; in the rivers of the country - carp, trout, catfish.
How best to get
Ukrainian citizens can fly from Kiev to Frankfurt, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. the By train to Berlin - from Kiev, Simferopol and Kharkiv. Also popular is bus service, but due to customs procedures such a trip can take up to 10 hours.
Best time to visit
Germany in the summer does not have to complain about the lack of tourists. There are several reasons: extensive excursion program, neat hotels for every taste and wealth, as well as many shops and shopping centers, where you can make a bargain. Finally, a beach holiday on the Baltic seaside with its mild climate, not hot, rural relaxation on the lakes of Bavaria and wellness facilities in Baden-Baden is the traditional place of rest and recreation for many tourists from around the world. It is also worth mentioning the quality education in Germany.
Popular tourist sites
Bavaria is the biggest land of Germany, as well as the most visited by tourists. Due to the peculiar geographical location, cultural diversity, historical past Bavaria is considered as one of the best tourist areas not only in Germany but also throughout theEurope. This area is famous for the variety of nature - here is a unique National Park "Bavarian Forest", extend the famous Bavarian Alps, the set of the most picturesque lakes (Chiemsee, Starnberger See, Ammersee and the western part of Lake Constance), extensive alpine pastures, forests and numerous rivers.
Berlin is Germany's largest city, its capital and one of the independent federal lands, has the second largest population in Europe and the fifth - on the area. It is a city of great and tragic fate, endured in its history, a lot of great and bitter moments. It’s now one of the largest cultural, economic, scientific and transportation center of the planet. Its multi-ethnic population, lush nightlife (probably the best in Europe, and certainly the most liberal), a large number of festivals and holidays, a lot of world-class museums and relatively low prices attract many tourists.