By: Jackson French

Germany's Official Name

The official name of Germany is the Federal Republic of Germany or Bundesrepublik Deutschland for short.

Germany and the European Union

Germany was one of the six countries that founded the European Union (EU) in 1958. When they founded the EU it was called the European Economic Community (EEC) but the name was changed in 1993 to the European Union.

Germany's History

Germany was a part of the Germanic Empire throughout most of it's early history. Germany also spit into two countries after World War Two, East and West Germany. It was controlled by multiple contries at the time. Surrounding countries include Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Germany's Capital and Major Cities

The capital of Germany is Berlin ( to the right) and some other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, and Frankfurt am Main.

Germany's Tourist Attractions

One big tourist attraction in Germany is Europa-Park, a amusement park, one of the only that is open in winter. Another tourist attraction is Neuschwanstein Castle, a castle famous around the world for it's romantic architecture and the tragic story of it's owner. A third tourist attraction is UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral, a cathedral built in 1880 and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

Geography of Germany

Since Germany is such a large country it has a variety of terrain types and physical features. Some of the most famous physical features being the Harz Mountains, the Rothaarge birge Mountains, and the North Sea Coastline.

Germany's Goverment

Germany has a republic with a parliamentary democracy and a federal government. Meaning Germany has a federal parliament, federal council, and a federal president.

Germany's Currency

Germany currently uses the EURO but they used a lot of different currency's and has a history of switching currency's often. Some of these past currency's include the Talor coin, Dresden coin, Vereinstaler coin.

3 Facts About Germany

  1. Germany is fifth largest country in Europe.
  2. Germany has the largest population in the European Union.
  3. Germany boast some of the most famous inventions such as the light bulb, automated calculator, and the automobile. That's not all though, Germans are also credited for the discovery of insulin, the invention of the clarinet, the pocket watch, and television as well.


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Germany's Flag

This has been the German flag since 1848 when the German feudal states united. It changed in 1871 when Bismarck came to power. Then in 1919 Germany became a republic and the black, red, and gold flag was reinstated. This was until the Nazis took power in 1933. In 1949 the flag was again adopted by West Germany; Germany was reunited in 1990.