Germany Natural Environment

Geography of Germany 

 

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German is located in central Europe, with an area of 357,021 sq km.  To its north are the North Sea, Denmark and the Baltic Sea; to the east are Poland and the Czech Republic, to its south and southeast are Austria and Switzerland; and on the west side are France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium.

 

In the northern part near the Baltic coast are rolling hills covered with forests and plateaus with lakes; whereas along the coast are sandy dunes.  In the northeast are wide plains and moors along the coast, which gradually rise south into the centre of Germany to become mountains, including the Harz mountains, of up to 1,500 m above sea level, and densely covered forests. 

 

In the southern edge of the country are the German Alps, which rose to a height of 2,962 m at Zugspitze, and border Switzerland and Austria.   The Alpine region gradually slopes downwards towards the north, before the central lowlands, to create low plateaus and mountains, where the Black Forest is located.

 

Running from east to west in the centre of the country between the central mountains and the Alps are the lowlands through which flow several major rivers: the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.  Apart from rich farm lands which the rive valleys have created, these rivers are major waterways to the northern ports and to the rest of Europe.  The Rhine and Elbe flow into the North Sea around which important ports have been established over the centuries.  The Danube, which originates in the Black Forest region in the south, flows from the west to the east until it reaches the Black Sea. 

 

Germany shares Lake Constance, which is at the base of the Alps, with Switzerland and Austria.  The lake is fed by water from the Alps brought by the Rhine and other rivers in the region.

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Germany Climate 

The climate in the country is generally moderate, but tends to be more extreme in the east, which is further inland in Europe and is without the moderating influence of the Atlantic.  Therefore, the east tends to be hotter in the summer and colder in the winter compared to the western regions.  Summer temperatures range from about 24 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius.

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Tubingen, Baden-Wurttemberg Region, Germany
A beautiful old town on the river Neckar. A great place to stop for a beer. A very young feeling place with its many students. If the weather is good, hire a boat for great views of the old houses by the river.
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Berlin, Berlin Region, Germany
Hi there!!! Frist of all viele danke meine susse Polizei!!! You have safed my life picking up me for the bus station dear, and actually safe my opinion about this part of Germany baby, because i was going to leave this city with such a poor mind about people there with no knowledge about any other countries and/or other languages!!! I was there on International Tourism Trades and btw. walked a bit in city centre seeing Reichstag, Branderburger Tor, Charlottenburg.. If the weather is sunny awesome view from Fernsehturm! The best book and music shop at FriedrischStrasse, to qucikly moving in the town use the train stations, dont take the buses and underground stops too often, too many stops :-) And on the ZooStation you can still meet drunk homeless people with drugs like that was 20 years ago The real Berlin.. hmm.. very hard city belive me! P.S. From Poznan, the city on the way from Warsaw - the capital of Poland to Berlin you can get for 20 euros by the inter city train in less than 3 hours!
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Berlin, Berlin Region, Germany
Don't do the five hour walk around berlin unless you've got good shoes and better weather than we had which was freazing temps and snow. Great nightlife if you can find someone to point you in the right direction. Beautiful city overall with amazing and fascinating history and culture.
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Darmstadt, Hessen Region, Germany
Visit down town not for shopping but to eat the german hot / hot dogs sold out side. Definetly taste gulash soup. I prefer to be there in winter time. hot food is good in cold weather.
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Bornhoved, Schleswig-Holstein Region, Germany
An interesting church on a small site surrounded by trees. Lots of places to take a dip in the surrounding lakes when the weather is good. A great range of supermarkets and local shops.
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