Germany is one of the largest European countries with an area of 357,385 km2. It borders in the north with Denmark, in the east with Poland and the Czech Republic, in the south with Austria and Switzerland, and in the west with France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is also the country with the largest population in Europe, not counting Russia.
At the same time, Germany is one of the most economically developed countries in Europe and the world, largely determining the policies of the entire European Union. A federal structure with a decentralized structure and a number of large cities avoids the concentration of all institutions in one city; that is why the capital Berlin does not dominate the rest, such as Moscow in Russia, London in the UK or Paris in France. Continue reading
Despite the fact that Germany is the main destination tourism market in the world, forms large-scale tourist flows for traveling abroad and has the largest negative balance of tourism, the tourism sector of this country occupies a significant place in GDP (8%), employing about 3 million people. That is why the entire tourism system belongs to the Ministry of Economics, which includes the National Tourism Board, which carries out state regulation of the tourism sector in Germany. In addition, there is the German Tourism Development Center, a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote Germany’s tourism opportunities within the country and beyond.
The priority areas of activity of the German Center for Tourism Development are the following:
– Strengthening the image of Germany as a tourist destination; Continue reading
Tourist accommodation in Germany is very different – from affordable campsites and hostels to luxury five-star hotels of world famous chains. You can rent a hotel room, apartments, and an apartment with a local resident. The level of service is decent: almost everywhere you will find free Wi-Fi and standard amenities. In some cities in Germany, in addition to the cost of an overnight stay, tourist tax must be paid. There are many conceptual hotels in the country – suitable for those who want to get an unusual experience and vivid impressions. You can spend the night in a medieval castle, in a cabin on a boat, in water towers, a lighthouse, a bus and even an igloo. Continue reading