Germany is the most populated country in Europe. 82.7 million people live in it – more only in Russia. The country is similar to a patchwork quilt: it consists of 16 federal lands, each of which has its own capital, traditions, and dialect. The capital of the Federal Republic of Germany is Berlin with 3.6 million inhabitants.
Almost every city in Germany, and not just Berlin, boasts either a long history, or outstanding sights, or a rich cultural life, or all at once. In many cities, the historical center (Altstadt – “Old Town”) with its market square (Markt), “gingerbread” medieval houses and the town hall is perfectly preserved. In such places it is easy to imagine how the life of the burghers proceeded several centuries ago. Continue reading
Tourists like to spend their leisure time in local amusement parks. In the south-west of the country, in the town of Rust, federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, there is the most famous international park in the world – Europa Park. Having visited it, you are simultaneously visiting several countries: England, Holland, Austria, Spain, France, Russia and even the fabulous Viking Country.
The Legoland amusement park, which opened in May 2002 in the town of Gunzburg (Bavaria), is also very popular. Numerous attractions, more than forty, are waiting for children and adults surrounded by a picturesque forest of 140 hectares, as well as numerous shows, interactive contests and theatrical performances. By its fame, this park is not inferior to the Hansa Park, which is located at the other end of Germany – not far from Lübeck, in the southeast of Schleswig-Holstein. Continue reading