Germany has 82 million inhabitants, including 42 million women.
70% of people are between 16 and 70 years old, which means that Germany is a young country.
The proportion of foreigners officially is 7%.
Germany covers an area of 357, 000 km².
There are 81 cities with over 100.000 inhabitants.
89% of the inhabitants live in these cities.
Since the German reunification in 1990, Berlin is once again undivided capital and is known for its very modern Architecture, international concerts, festivals and sporting events.
The Museumselinsel is Europe’s largest Museum complex and has many visitors.
Germany consists of 16 provinces:
Baden Württemberg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg.
Germany is surrounded by 9 neighbouring countries. These are Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic.
Bordered in the north by the North and Baltic Seas, in the south by the Alps.
The Rhine, the Danube and the Elbe river flow through Germany and are among the longest rivers of in Germany.
Germany has many landscapes and is very attractive from the mountains and vast seascapes with approximately 2390 km coasts and forests.
In these circumstances it is not strange that almost 27 million people will visit Germany.
The Federal Republic of Germany was a founding member of the European Union (EU) in 1973 and became a full member of the United Nations (UN).
Germany is the largest economy in the European Union and the world’s fourth-largest economy.
Also Germany is the second strongest exporting nation.
With many well known brands including Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, Boss, AEG, Siemens, Bosch, Rowenta, Braun and many more.
The words ‘made in Germany’ are recognized as a mark of quality and technological innovation in the world.
Germany is a country with many cultural attractions.The country has about 300 theatre’s, 640 museums and 130 professional orchestras. Each year 94, 000 new books are published.
All over the world German is spoken by 120 million people and 17 million people learn the German language every year.
Germany is a modern, international and open-minded country in which quality of life is very high.
German universities are very well connected with many partner universities all over the world.
Every year german goverment offers many opportunities for Germany to go study or work. The German universities and universities of applied sciences strive to provide enough places for foreign students.
Although the Federal Republic of Germany is a relatively small country, but has an important position in Europe, and is considered internationally as a major trading partner.
Germany itself is a good and attractive location.
The education system in Germany is exemplary.
The German higher education institutions and their qualifications are recognised worldwide and show future employers that a solid basic training and detailed knowledge is learned.
You can obtain a Bachelor’s degree, then you have the opportunity to complete an in-depth or supplementary masters degree. Both are independent and recognized degrees. A German degree is always highly apreciated .
Depending in which region of Germany you choose, there are numerous activities and trips that you can do in his spare time, to get to know the country better.
In Germany itself, you will find the sea and the beaches of the North Sea and Baltic Sea, culturally, historically important cities and buildings, as well as winter sports areas in the South.
The Goethe-Institute offers German language courses in 127 cities in 80 countries.
Germany is also the land of Goethe, Schiller, Thomas Manns, Bach, Wagner and Beethoven.
Culture and tradition are very important for the German population aswell as the famous Bratwurst.
And here a German joke:
During a visit in a mental institution, a visitor asks the director what criteria it will be decided whether someone should be admitted or not.
The director said ‘well, we fill a bathtub with water, give the patient a teaspoon, a cup and a bucket and ask him to empty the bathtub.’
The visitor said ‘Ah, I understand, so a normal person would take the bucket to empty it faster.
Director: ‘No, a normal person would pull out the plug. Do you want a room with or without balcony?’
You have to work 30 hours per week for the family