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With over 80 million inhabitants, Germany is one of the most populated countries in Europe. After the USA, Germany is the most popular destination for immigration in the world.
It is a modern state with a highly developed industry and a strong economy, one of the strongest in the world. Germany is a clear leader in technological and scientific sectors.
It has a temperate climate, though cold in winter, summer, spring and autumn seasons are mild.
Some of the most important rivers in Europe bathe its lands: the Rhine, Elbe and Danube.
The capital is Berlin, a cosmopolitan city that has become a cultural and artistic centre and, in recent years, has specialized in areas such as e-commerce, new digital media and gaming through social media.
Among the various international festivals held in the city two deserve a special remark: the Berlin Film Festival in February, where the Golden Bear is delivered, the Berlin Literary Festival in September. Millions of tourists visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Wall, the Reichstag and the famous Berlin Cathedral.
Apart from Berlin, Germany has other important cities such as Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Dresden or Stuttgart.
Germany is also a land of poets, thinkers, artists and geniuses like Nietzsche, Beethoven, Einstein, Wundt, Bach, Wagner, Gutenberg, Goethe, Schiller, Mann...
Currently Germany also stands out in sports, music, filming... not in vain is presented to the world as the "Land of Ideas".