In Western and Central Europe, Germany is
largest country by population and the largest Economy in the European Union.
This is a country of contrasts, from the capital, Berlin to Munich in Bavaria,
Dresden to Cologne; from Hamburg with its maritime traditions to the Black
Forest, from cobble stone villages to fairytale castles. Throughout the country
there are famous landmarks and cultural venues. For outdoor activities there
are numerous famous winter sport resorts as well as lakes, mountains and
forests for boating, hiking, mountain biking and climbing.