The Federal Republic of Germany is located in the heart of Europe.
The nation-state now known as Germany was first unified in 1871 as a modern federal state, the German Empire.
With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR).
The democratic FRG embedded itself in key western economic and security organizations, the EC and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact.
The decline of the USSR and the fall of Communism enabled Germany's unification in 1990. With the unification of the two German states, the country became Europe's most populous nation and strengthened its role as a key member of the European Union and of the continent's economic, political, and security organizations.
Border Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
Official Government Sites
Home page of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, the President is the head of state.
Official site of the German Government.
Gateway to services and online information of the German Administration and other public agencies.
The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The German UN Mission
Homepage of the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations.
The German Embassy
German Information Center, Washington D.C. provides comprehensive background information on Germany.
German Missions abroad
List of German Missions worldwide.
Addresses of Foreign Missions in Germany
List of addresses of Missions of foreign countries in Germany (in German).
Statisches Bundesamt Deutschland
The Federal Statistical Office provides Human Geography Data Collections.
Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
Meteorology and Climatology
German weather (in German).
Deutsche Welle (DW) [German Wave]
News and information in 35 languages.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - FAZ
Last but not least the FAZ online! (in German).
National and international news.
Website of the weekly news magazine (in German - partly in English).
Daily business and financial publication (English summaries).
Internet distributed News site (in German)
Retrieves articles of the latest news (in German).
Since more than 50ty years sophisticated News. (German, partly English)
Weekly Magazine (German).
German TV News. (German).
Weekly News and background information (in German).
Founded in May 1997, in order to publish once in the year a rank list of the most neglected topics and news in the media of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Directory of German sites (in German).
Search engines knowhow (in German).
German Index (in German).
Search engine for german sites (in German).
Search Index (in German).
Additional InformationRobert J. Shea's German Resources
BBC News Country Profile: Germany
Governments on the WWW: Germany
Open Directory: Germany
The World Factbook -- Germany