Germany in brief

The Federal Republic of Germany is located in the heart of Europe. Ranked by population, Germany is the largest country in the European Union and the third largest in terms of area. Eighty-two million people live in Germany, including 9.1 million are foreigners.  

Germany has a temperate climate. In the summer, the average temperature is 18-20°C whereas in the winter the average temperature is about 1.5°C in low-lying areas and -6°C in the mountains. The German landscape is varied. The North is relatively flat with many small lakes, heath- and moorland. In the South you will find the Swabian-Bavarian plateau with hills and large lakes as well as the German part of the Alps.

Since reunification, Berlin has once again become the capital and seat of the national government. Germany´s liberal-democratic constitution, the Basic Law, dates back to 1949. Since the Unification Treaty of 3 October 1990 between the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), the Basic Law has been the constitution that governs the whole of Germany. Germany´s federal structure is reflected by the 16 federal states, which have state authority and pass their own state constitutions in accordance with the principles of a republican, democratic and social constitutional state. The entire educational system, including higher education, falls within the political jurisdiction of the federal states.

For more information, please refer to the following websites: 
www.bundesregierung.dewww.deutschland.dewww.deutschland-tourismus.de

City of Nuremberg

Welcome to Nuremberg, a lively city of half a million inhabitants and nearly one thousand years of history in the centre of Europe. It is the economic and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria with a flair for innovation and science. Nuremberg is the second-largest Bavarian city and fourteenth-largest municipality in Germany.

At approximately 20 %, the number of foreign nationals living in this open-minded metropolis is well above the average for Bavaria and the Federal Republic. Nuremberg citizens from all nationalities live together in an atmosphere characterised by tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

The strengths of the Nuremberg economic region lie in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, communication technology and printing, medical technology, power electronics, sensor systems and writing implements. Some of the important companies in these economic fields are Diehl, Adidas, GfK, Nestlé, Datev, Siemens and MAN.

Nuremberg has a lot more to offer than merely its world-famous gingerbread ("Lebkuchen") Nürnberger sausages and the Christmas market. The idyllic old town with the Imperial Castle from the 13th century, the Albrecht Dürer House and the toy museum are always worth a visit.

Furthermore, you have various options for your leisure activities: Cinemas (including 3-D), parks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clubs, numerous cafes and pubs, theatres, opera house, museums, exhibitions, a planetarium, a zoo, concerts, festivals etc.

For a virtual sightseeing tour of Nuremberg, please click here.

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