Germany is officially called the federal Republic of Germany. Germany consists of 16 constituent states and it’s located in central-western Europe. Its climate is largely temperate. It’s a country endowed with rivers, landscape of forests, mountain ranges and the North Sea beaches. The capital of Germany is Berlin and it is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Other major cities in Germany are Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt, Dresden, Leipzig. Munich is well known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus.
The country covers a total area of 357,021 square kilometers with a population of about 82 million inhabitants which makes it the most populous member state of the European Union. It shares border with Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Poland and Switzerland. It is the largest economy in Europe.
There are many large companies in Germany such as BMW, Adidas, SAP, Mercedes-Benz, Nivea, Audi, Bayer, Volkswagen and Siemens. The country is endowed with many natural resources such as copper, nickel, natural gas, uranium and coal. There are many national parks in Germany include the Bavarian Forest National Park, Jasmund National Park, Harz National Park, and the Wadden Sea National Parks among others. Over 100 Germans have been awarded the Nobel prize in their field, including Albert Einstein, who was born in Germany. There are 1,300 beer breweries in Germany, making some 5,000 kinds of beer. German people are the world’s second biggest beer drinkers after the Czechs.
GGermany is the world’s most popular non-Anglophone study destination, and the third most popular overall – only the US and the UK welcome more international students each year.
Universities in Germany offer plenty of choice, including some of the most prestigious institutions in Western Europe.
Germany’s highest-ranked university in the QS World University Rankings® 2018 is Technische Universitat Munchen ranked (64th in the world), followed by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen (66th) and Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg (68th).