Germany: Geography & Maps
Located in west-central Europe, Germany is the seventh largest country in Europe and hosts the second largest population on the continent. Due to its central position, Germany is bordered by nine countries: Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France to the southwest and Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in the west. Germany is divided into sixteen states with Berlin as the capital. Other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf.
The geography of Germany can be divided into three different regions, the North German Plain, the Central German Uplands and the Southern German Highlands. The southern highlands include the Bavarian Alps which host the country’s highest point, Zugspitze. This mountain stands at 2,962 m (9,718 ft) tall. Three of Europe’s main rivers run through the country, the Rhine, the Elbe and the Danube rivers. In Germany, the Rhine runs for 865 km (537.48 mi), the Elbe runs for 727 km (451.73 mi) and the Danube runs for 687 km (426.88 mi).
Germany Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Germany.
Learn about the history and culture of Germany, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Germany's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Germany for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Germany tours today!
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