States of Germany

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Germany is a federation of 16 states known as “Länder” in German. Two of Germany’s cities, Berlin and Hamburg, have their own so-called “city-state”. The remaining 14 regions are called “Flächenländer” in German. You can the States of Germany on the map below.

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The 16 states have a full range of possibilities in a wide variety of geographies. Moreover, mountain walks in the mountains, spa health resorts, river cruises on the Danube, Rhine or Elbe await you. Furthermore, you will feel the nature preserved in thirteen national parks, 40 UNESCO World Heritage promises unique experiences.

Berlin

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Population: 3,469,000

It is the structure of historical buildings and modern architecture, contrasting with the traditional and modern. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Federal Presidency, it tells the history of a whole nation with all its visuals. Moreover, in the capital of Germany, there are all government buildings, including the historic Reichstag, the place of the German Parliament.

Berlin is the city of art, artists and museums. The three major opera houses, such as the internationally celebrated Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the opera and ballet stage which must be seen, are making Berlin Eldorado for classical lovers all over the world. Furthermore, numerous theatres, varieties, revue theatres, and countless cabarets provide entertainment that appeals to every taste.

The original boutiques around the famous Kurfürstendamm, stylish Friedrichstraße and Hackesche Höfe offer unlimited shopping.

Baden-Württemberg

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Population: 10,755,000

It is important where people eat good food. A warm summer evening in the palace, a terrace overlooking the vineyards, a view that will allow you to enjoy the beauty of life. Moreover, in Baden-Württemberg there are many places for those who enjoy their mouths: drink a Grauburgunder on the tops of Kaiserstuhl, order a freshly caught salmon on a restaurant by Lake Constance, or eat at a gourmet restaurant in the valley. Furthermore, everywhere in the Southwest of Germany is a rich association of gastronomy and region, nature and cultural landscape.

Bayern

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Population: 12,542,000

In the south of Germany, the Bayern Republic faces its landscapes like an art book with its capital Munich. Untouched nature, healthy weather, cultural richness and the proverbial Bayern lifestyle have become their trademarks. Moreover, local festivals or opera festivals – Medieval castles and towns, magnificent palaces and Baroque churches provide a wonderful environment for the Bayern metropolis as well.

Brandenburg

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Population: 2,500,000

Nowhere else in Germany are the opposites as close to each other as in the capital region. The vibrant big city Berlin is surrounded by green and untouched Brandenburg. It’s only an hour’s drive from Berlin. Moreover, you can visit, wide horizons, cultural world heritage and rich lakes and rivers. Versatile: Rare populated Uckermark and northern Tuscany.  Magnificent palaces, fertile landscape parks and a history of more than 1000 years.

Bremen

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Population: 661,000

Its 1200 year tradition and open-mindedness make Bremen a Hansa town on the shores of Weser. The imposing City Hall in the Weser Renaissance style and Roland (the UNESCO World Heritage site) on the historic market square are the unchanging symbols of the place. Of course, here are the world famous Bremen Musicians of the Grimm Brothers.

Hamburg

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Population: 1,788,000

In the middle of the big city’s hustle and bustle, there is a rich green, dark blue shores, and shimmering water borders – Hamburg proves how harmoniously nature and city life can be together. Hamburg, which has long been known as the “green metropolis by the water”, was elected European environmental capital in 2011. It is not surprising that almost half of the city consists of recreational facilities, green spaces, protected natural areas, and forests.

Hesse

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Population: 6,066,000

Like the Frankfurt Rhein-Main, the most important starting point for guests from all over the world, holiday regions in Hessen offer themselves as versatile. Culture lovers and nightlife lovers will find a wide range of opportunities here. Moreover, you are never far from nature – just minutes away from Taunus, Vogelsberg, Spessart or Odenwald Frankfurter City. The great Hessenpark Open air museum in Taunus is the only reconstructed Roman castle in the world, Saalburg, and in the immediate vicinity of UNESCO-World Heritage Limes.

Furthermore, Vogelsberg spreads through the surrounding areas with its surrounding hills. Bad Salzhausen, Bad Salzschlirf or Herbstein, as well as Hessen’s two famous bicycle routes, are waiting to be discovered at Vulkanradweg and BahnRadweg. Moreover, the Kinzig valley is located at the intersection of Vogelsberg, Spessart, Babarrossas Gelnhausen where the Imperial Palace is located and Hanau, the birthplace of the Grimm Brothers.

Lower Saxony

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Population: 7,914,000

The Lower Saxony mountains and the lakes are the only German states that are together: in the north, there is the North Sea with the tide of UNESCO-World Heritage Wadden Sea. Furthermore, in the south is the northernmost mountain range of Germany, Harz. Here you can go for a walk, go mountain biking and ski in the winter.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Population: 1,639,000

The noble Baltic Sea resort is a 1,900-kilometer coast with villages and white beaches, historic UNESCO World Heritage cities and eye-catching nature. Moreover, there are about 2000 palaces, parks and mansions and “Neuschwanstein of the North” in the small cities and islands on the hills between them.

North Rhine-Westphalia

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Population: 17,837,000

Ludwig van Beethoven, Heinrich Heine or Joseph Beuys – the most populous state has produced many important artists and is one of Europe’s largest cultural centres. Numerous artists, performers, orchestras and concert halls, musicals and events attract millions throughout the year. Furthermore, four UNESCO-World heritage sites are among our major cultural services: Cologne Cathedral, Aachen Cathedral, Augustusburg Castle in Brühl and Zollverein Coal Mines in Essen. The symbols of Cologne are also the most visited tourist sites in Germany.

Rhineland-Palatinate

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Population: 4,052,803

Romantic qualities, peaceful people and fine wine – there is much more in Rheinland-Pfalz. Furthermore, Ahr, Eifel, Hunsrück, Naheland, Mosel-Saar, Palatinate, Rheinhessen, Romantic Rhine and Westerwald are as diverse and exciting as the people with its vast vineyards, sleepless volcanoes and lively cities!

Saarland

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Population: 1,018,000

Feel the pleasure and diversity of riding bicycle tours in Saarland: convenient roads for families along the river valley, climbing tours to France and Luxembourg, or climbing to Hunsrückhöhen. Furthermore, you can pedal on the best quality bicycle path in Saarland, rated by four stars by the ADFC as the first long way across the border.

Saxony

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Population: 4,143,000

There is a rich history since Saxony’s cultural history dates back to 1000 years. More than 500 museums are waiting for you in the Saxony holiday regions and cities. Moreover, Tourist attractions such as Semper Opera in Dresden, Frauen Church and Zwinger are important symbols of the War Memorial in Leipzig or the Free State of Saxony in the Moritzburg Palace.

Saxony-Anhalt

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Population: 2,331,000

This area features four UNESCO World Heritage sites – the historic Quedlinburg city, the Luther monuments in Eisleben and Wittenberg, the Bauhaus and its surroundings in Dessau and the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz.

Schleswig-Holstein

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Population: 2,833,000

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost part of Germany with its capital, Kiel. A fresh breeze, numerous bastions, beaches and sand dunes await your trip to Schleswig-Holstein. You can also enjoy pure nature. Furthermore, you are invited to enjoyable tours on various bicycle routes, exciting excursions and sailing tours on the islands. Moreover, Schleswig-Holstein is shaped by seas, beaches, wetlands, nature and national parks.

Thüringen

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Population: 2,231,000

Various geographies, lots of castles and palaces, a unique architecture and cultural diversity and all kinds of entertainment – Holiday region Thuringia symbolizes them. Since Goethe, nobody has summarized the beauty of Thuringia so well: “Where can you find such a beauty in a place on German soil?”.

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