Located in central Europe, Germany is made up of the North German Plain, the Central German Uplands (Mittelgebirge), and the Southern German Highlands.


There are a number of public holidays in Germany. Bavaria, which is a small part of Germany, is particularly associated with its traditional Oktoberfest celebrations, its carnival culture and globally influential Christmas customs known as Weihnachten. October has been the national day of Germany since 1990, celebrated as the German Unity Day.


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