Germany

Last Updated: 3rd Jan 2014

<p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/user_photos/Loz-G-munich-germany.jpg" class="rightwise" title="munich, germany" alt="munich, germany" /></p> <p><strong>Capital:</strong> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/berlin">Berlin</a></p> <p><strong>Currency:</strong> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/the-euro">Euro</a></p> <p><strong>Language:</strong> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/western-european-language-basics">German</a>, English is widely understood</p> <p><strong>Visas:</strong> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-travelling-to-europe">Travel Visa Information</a></p> <p><a href="/search?scope=tours&amp;terms=germany"><strong>Contiki Tours that travel to Germany &gt;</strong></a></p> <p>Germany, (German: Deutschland) is a country steeped in amazing modern history, tradition and diversity. The snow-capped mountain ranges, rollicking beer halls and, of course, the Oktoberfest in <a href="/contikipedia/articles/bavaria">Bavaria</a>, contrast with the peace, serenity and fairy-tale castles, of the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/rhine-valley">Rhine Valley</a> while the capital, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/berlin">Berlin</a>, showcases one of the most modern, liberal and rapidly developing cities on the continent all amongst the scars of the Second World War and the former division between East and West.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/manners-and-customs-germany">Manners and Customs</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/art-and-culture-germany">Art and Culture</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/food-and-drink-germany">Food and Drink</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/historical-sites-germany">Historical Sights</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/sports-cars-and-the-autobahns-germany">Sports, Cars and the Autobahns</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/nightlife-germany">Nightlife</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/places-contiki-visits-in-germany">Places Contiki visits in Germany</a></li> </ul>