As one of the largest European countries, it's no wonder that Germany was a Super Power in much of the 20th Century. The historic events in 1990 were the beginning of yet another chapter in Germany's complex history. With elegant big-city charm, picture-postcard small towns, harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture, fine wine and beer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. From the Glockenspiel in Munich,and the Rhineland sprinkled with medieval castles, to what remains of the Berlin Wall, every visitor to this vast country will be touched by its past and moved at the way it affects the nation today.
Germany's weather is generally temperate, with warm to hot summers and cold winter. Rain is unpredictable and can come anytime throughout the year, though the highest rainfall tends to be in the summer. Temperatures usually range from winter lows in the 30s to summer highs in the 70s.
Rushing rivers, the Black Forest, lakes, the Alps, lowland plains, valleys, rugged coastlines - all come together to create the unrivaled German landscape. Along with the North and Baltic Seas, Germany borders Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland. Some of Europe's most important rivers run through the country, including the Rhine, Danube and Elbe. Your journey through this timeless land will be unforgettable.
Major Holidays & Events
In addition to the customary holidays, Germany traditionally celebrates:
January 6 - Epiphany
March or April - Good Friday through Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
April or May - Ascension Day
May or June - Whit Monday & Corpus Christi
August 15 - Assumption
October 3 - Day of German Unity
late October - Day of Reformation
November 1 - All Saints' Day
late November - Repentance Day