One-third of Germany is still covered in forests and woodlands.
Germany is a member of the European Union.
65% of the highways in Germany (Autobahn) have no speed limit.
University is free for everyone (even non-Germans).
There are over 2100 castles in Germany.
There are over 1,500 different beers in Germany.
Germany is the seventh-largest country in Europe. Covering an area of 137,847 square miles, of which 34,836 square miles is covered by land and 3,011 square miles contains water.
Berlin has the largest train station in Europe.
Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice.
Germany is composed of sixteen states. The states have their own constitution and are largely autonomous in regard to their internal organization. At the municipal level, Germany is divided into 403 districts (Kreise), of which 301 are rural districts and 102 urban districts. Bavaria is the largest state.
Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Germany shares borders with nine other countries. Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Germany is the EU’s largest economy. With a gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.73 trillion USD, and lies fourth place in the world behind the US, China and Japan.
Germany is one of the world’s largest car producers. Selling 5.9 million cars in 2011. VW’s Golf is one of the best selling cars of all time: in 2012 it year it sold more than 430,000 Golfs around Europe (125,000 ahead of its nearest rival). In 2013, the top-selling car brands in Germany were Volkswagen, Mercedes. Audi and BMW.
The following cities have all at one time or another been capitals of Germany: Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Berlin, Weimar, Bonn (and East Berlin), and, since 1990, Berlin again.