Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world's main economic powers. Known around the world for its precision engineering and high-tech products, it is equally admired by visitors for its old-world charm and "Gemütlichkeit" (coziness). If you have perceptions of Germany as simply homogeneous, it will surprise you with its many historical regions and local diversity.
The questions about Germany continue. Berlin or Munich? Castle or club? Ski or hike? East or west? BMW or Mercedes? Beer or wine? In fact, the answers are simple: both. The beauty of Germany is that rather than choosing, you can revel in the constrast. Germany is home to amazing art museums, historic sites and delicious bratwursts, all of which make it ideal for a European vacation.