Germany is my home country, I was born and raised there in Havelland, in the state of Brandenburg, around 50 kilometers west of Berlin.

Germany is the largest economy in Europe and one of the most politically influential countries on the continent and in the world.

Geographically, the German state belongs to Western Europe and to the temperate climate zone of Central Europe.

After Russia, Germany, with around 83 million inhabitants, is the country with the second largest population in Europe. Germany has a total of 9 neighboring states and a north-south extension of 880 x 640 kilometers. The bordering countries include Denmark in the north, Poland in the northeast, the Czech Republic in the east, Austria in the southeast, Switzerland in the south, France in the southwest, Luxembourg and Belgium in the west and the Netherlands in the northwest.

Some Baltic and North Sea islands also belong to German territory, such as Rügen, Usedom, Fehmarn, Sylt, Föhr, Pellworm, Poel, Borkum, Norderney, Amrun, Langeoog, Ummanz, Spiekeroog, Juist, Helgoland and Hiddensee. The highest point in the country is the Zugspitze at 2,962 meters.

In total, there are 14 cities in Germany with more than 500,000 inhabitants, including Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen, Leipzig, Bremen, Dresden, Hanover and Nuremberg. Germany is also one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The country is a founding member of the European Union and is the second oldest society in the world behind Japan. Immigrants from every country in the world live in Germany. The population proportion of people without a German passport is around 15%. After the United States, Germany is the country with the second most immigrants in the world.

For tourists, Germany is one of the seven most visited countries in the world with over 36 million annual visitors.

The most important tourist attractions in Germany include Neuschwanstein Castle, the Imperial Cathedral of Speyer, Marienplatz in Munich, the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Moselle Valley, the flower island of Mainau, the Miniaturwunderland in Hamburg, the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg, the old town of Düsseldorf, the Nürburgring in the Eifel, the Lübeck Holstentor, the Cologne Cathedral, the old town and the collegiate church in Quedlinburg, the Erfurt Cathedral, the Golden Hall in Augsburg, the Europa Park in Rust, the Heidelberg Castle, the Wadden Sea, the Sanssouci Castle in Potsdam, the Leipzig Zoo, the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the old town of Bamberg, the Victoria Church in Ingolstadt, the Lohmen Bastion, the memorial in Sachsenhausen, the Aachen Cathedral, the old town of Regensburg, Colditz Castle, the Ulm Minster, the Wuppertal suspension railway, the Zwinger in Dresden, the St. Peter's Cathedral in Trier, the Speicherstadt in Hamburg, the Freiburg Minster, the parish church in Mainz, the Naumburger Cathedral, the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, the Green Citadel in Magdeburg, the Bremen Town Hall, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Wartburg in Eisenach, the Coburg Fortress, the Fort Königstein, the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, the Residenz in Würzburg and the Schwerin Castle.

The German healthcare system is one of the most highly developed in the world and the domestic education system is excellent. The population has a high level of education, enjoys an above-average standard of living and largely represents a high level of personal life satisfaction.

The federal capital and most important political city in Germany is Berlin with around 3.7 million inhabitants, of which almost 20% are foreigners. Since reunification with the former GDR in 1990, the headquarters of the German Bundestag and all other ministries have been in Berlin.

The city of Berlin is one of the most visited destinations for national and international city tourism. Almost 16 million tourists visit the German capital every year, making Berlin one of the preferred travel destinations in Europe after Paris and London.

Berlin is characterized by a number of rivers and lakes and has a total of 930 bridges, most of which lead over the two most famous rivers, the Spree and Havel.

The city is world-famous for the Berlin Wall, which was built on August 13, 1961 and divided the metropolis until November 9, 1989.

The capital's most important sights include the Brandenburg Gate as Berlin's landmark, the Berlin Cathedral, the Red Town Hall, the Victory Goddess Victoria, the Unter den Linden boulevard, the Palace Bridge, Museum Island, the Lustgarten, the State Opera, the Reichstag building, St .-Hedwig's Cathedral, the French Cathedral, the Berlin University, Potsdamer Platz, the rest of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Kurfürstendamm, Bellevue Palace, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the department store of the West, the radio tower, the New Synagogue, Charlottenburg Palace and the Nikolaiviertel.

You are hereby cordially invited to visit my home country Germany one day.