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Germany Data & Facts


Euro (EUR)




ca. 82 millions

Land Area

137 851 sq.mi. (357 021 sq.km)

Highest Mountain

Zugspitze 9,721 ft (2.963 m)

More geographical, political, goverment, and population information?

More political, economical, geographic data about Germany: Government, Politics, People, and Economy in Germany

National Holiday

Unity Day, October 3rd. Since 1990.
October 3rd, 1990, is the day of the formal completion of the German reunification.
Another milestone in history was November 9th, 1989, when the Eastern German (GDR) government formally announced that East Germans were now allowed to visit West Germany and Berlin. That announcement came after weeks of a revolution-like atmosphere and unrest and instability in East Germany: East Germans were protesting against the regime. Beginning November 10, 1989, East Germans streamed into West Germany and Berlin and enjoyed their new freedom. The Berlin wall physically 'fell' and people took pieces as souvenirs.

More about the Federal Holidays in Germany: Travel Info: Federal Holidays in Germany


(=administrative divisions) Germany consists of 16 States.
Local name for a state is "Bundesland".
Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thueringen

See the English names for the states in our Travel Information section General travel information GERMANY

Time Zone

CET means Central European Time. CEST = Central European Summer Time.

DST (Daylight Saving Time)

DST is called "Sommerzeit" in Germany and the time zone changes from CET to CEST, see above. It starts on the LAST SUNDAY in MARCH (@2am) and ends on the LAST SUNDAY in OCTOBER (@3am).

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