With vibrant cities and picturesque scenery, Germany is situated in Western Europe and boasts a population of just over 83 million. With Berlin the German capital, Hamburg, Munich Cologne and Frankfurt make up the top 5 cities of where people choose to live work and study!
Germany has it all! Stunning golden beaches: cities filled with a vibrant modern art and nightclub scene; rolling hills, snow covered alps and fish filled lakes and rivers. Clear waters and white sandy beaches ring the coastline of the North and Baltic Seas. With more than two millennia of history, Germany hosts Roman ruins, historic sites and museums, beer gardens galore and castles that paint a picture of a bygone era.
Customs and conversations
Formality and titles are important in Germany. So too is the custom of shaking hands with everyone! Good manners are a sign of respect when meeting and greeting people in Germany. The environment and getting around using ‘people power’ is highly encouraged in German society. Using bicycles and walking is common, alongside recycling and using solar power. While the official language is German, you’ll find a great many Germans are multilingual- speaking fluent English and French as well!