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. About 82 million people live in Germany, including around 10 million foreigners.

Germany has a temperate climate. In the summer, the average temperature is 18 to 20°C. In the winter the average temperature is about -6 to 1.5°C depending on the location.

Since the reunification in 1990, Berlin has once again become the capital of Germany and the place of business of the national government. Germany´s liberal-democratic constitution, the Basic Law, dates back to 1949. Since the Unification Treaty of 3 October 1990 the Basic Law has been the constitution. Germany’s federal structure is reflected by the 16 federal states. The states have state authority and pass their own state constitutions. The entire educational system, including higher education, falls within the political jurisdiction of the federal states.

For more information about Germany, please refer to the following websites:

www.bundesregierung.de

www.deutschland.de

www.deutschland-tourismus.de

Nuremberg - Get to know the medieval city in Franconia

Welcome to Nuremberg, a lively city of half a million inhabitants and nearly 1000 years of history in the centre of Europe. It’s the economic and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria with a flair of 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 city is well above the average for Bavaria and the Federal Republic.

The strengths of the Nuremberg economic region lie in the fields of:

Some of the important companies in these economic fields in the region are Diehl, Adidas, GfK, Nestlé, Datev, Siemens and MAN.

Nuremberg has a lot more to offer than merely its world-famous gingerbread ("Lebkuchen"), Nuremberger sausages and the Christmas market. There are also sights like:

Furthermore, you have various options for your leisure activities:

For a virtual sightseeing tour through Nuremberg, please follow these links.

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For more information, please refer to www.nuernberg.de.