Getting there: Fly into one of Germany’s three major airports: Frankfurt Airport (FRA), the main gateway for transcontinental flights, located in Hesse; Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) in the north-west part of the country; and Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC) in Bavaria.
Capital city: Berlin.
Population: 81.268 million.
Religion: Predominantly Christian.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Climate: Germany's climate is temperate and does not generally have long periods of cold or hot weather. Northwestern and coastal Germany have a maritime climate with warm summers and mild, cloudy winters. Further inland, the climate becomes continental, marked by larger variations in seasonal temperatures, with warmer summers and colder winters.
Transport: Bicycles (locals love them and many cities have dedicated bicycle lanes), bus and tram, S-Bahn (suburban trains), taxi, Uber in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich and U-Bahn (subway).
Best time to travel: Summer may be the best time to travel with with long days, warm weather, open air festivals and lots of outdoor activities but spring and autumn can be good options too with cooler temperatures but fewer crowds and lower prices.
What to wear: Smart casual or business attire will be suitable for most occasions.