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GERMANY AT FIRST SIGHT


Germany is the perfect destination country for exploring. With over 80 million people living, working and studying there, the Federal Republic of Germany has the second largest population among the EU countries. Nowadays, one tenth of the people in Germany are originally coming from another country and this is more than at any time before in the country’s history. Even in the capital, Berlin, the number of inhabitants currently is exceeding three million. The largest part of the foreigners, however, is Turkish who started to settle down in Germany in 1950 with the only idea to work there. The total area of Germany is 357 376 km2, with some of the major European rivers crossing over the country, including Danube, Rhine and Elbe.

Due to its location in the center of Europe, Germany borders with nine other countries, and this is something other European countries cannot boast of. Germany really is a unique country.

According to the World Report’s Best Countries ranking, Germany is the fourth world’s top country and that is partly because of its strong and stable economy and the high standard of living it offers. In fact, the German economy is the largest one in Europe and the third largest in the whole world. The country is a founding member of the EU and also is among the first countries that joined the Eurozone.

Besides safety and a high living standard, Germany is also famous with its well-known classic musicians and composers, including Beethoven and Wagner. Moreover, spring in Germany is always associated with music festivals that can suit everyone’s taste of music.

Location

Academic Year

October - July

Official Language

German

Higher Education Institutes

total of 547 (427 public and 120 private universities)

Population

82,408,102 (as of 2019)

Living Costs

750 – 1,000 Euros per month (8,700 – 9,500 Euros per year)