Germany Info — News, Facts And Figures — All Things German!

Want to know everything there is to learn about Germany? Then you’ve come to the right place.

In this section of my site you’ll find general info and facts about Germany, as well as news and updates. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed to keep up-to-date with our news. And remember to sign up for the G-ZINE, my regular, monthly newsletter.

Let’s start with the essential info. Germany is located in the Central European Time Zone (CET), which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, a.k.a. the time in London). Here is our clock showing the current official German Time.

The German weather and climate vary depending on the region you are visiting. But in general, some of the worst travel experiences can be showing up unprepared for the weather conditions, after all! Find out when the best time is to visit Germany and the dates of German holidays and you’re certain to make the most of your time here.

To begin planning your journey to this magical land, you’ll need to know about the German airports. There is a thorough list and interactive map of all the German airports from the international hub of Frankfurt am Main to smaller regional airports here. You can also find information about German airlines like Lufthansa and Air Berlin (the two biggest) to assist you in your holiday planning.

But maybe you are planning more than a two week summer holiday? Perhaps you’re looking for info about relocating to Germany? If so, then you’ll also want to know more about the immigration and paperwork process. Whether you are coming here to live and work for a while, or study at a university or language school, there is info to help you in this exciting quest.

If you decide to spend an extended time in Germany, you’ll need to be updated on the news. Visit the Germany News page for the latest info, like live webcams from your favorite German city. And let’s not forget German TV. This is a good source for the local news as well as fun entertainment.

More Germany Info — Fun Facts

Would you like to impress friends with your trivia knowledge of Germany? Here are two fun facts…

  • Germany has the most half-timbered houses in the world; and…
  • There are almost as many mobile phones (locally known as the Handy) in Germany as inhabitants — over 64 million!

 

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