The Federal Republic of Germany is a country in Central Europe. It borders on the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south and France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west. Germany has the largest population of any country in the European Union.

Official nameDuitsland
Surface357.121 km²
time differenceUTC +1 / UTC +2
VolksliedDas Lied der Deutschen
Aantal Rotterdammers geboren in dit land2338

Germany can be found in the Free State of Bavaria. In 1516, Duke William IV of Bavaria issued the well-known Reinheitsgebot des Bieres. This command stipulated that only water, hops and barley could be used in the brewing of the Bavarian beers. Even today, Bavarian beers owe their world fame to this step. With 700 breweries, Bavaria also has the largest brewery density in the world.

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