What Are Some Cities in Germany?


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Some cities in Germany are Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Dresden. Germany's capital and largest city is Berlin as of 2015. Heidleberg is a small city in southern Germany and is one of the few cities that wasn't destroyed during WWII. Weimar is a city in East Germany that has been home to many cultural figures, including Goethe, Bach and Nietzsche.

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Frankfurt is a major hub of Germany and Europe due to the Frankfurt International Airport. Located 7 kilometers from the city center, it is the third-busiest airport in Europe with a yearly average passenger flow of 54 million. Frankfurt is also the financial hub of Germany and features several modern skyscrapers. Frankfurt is home to many cultural events, including the world's largest international book fair.

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third-largest city in Germany. Munich hosts many international and national sporting events and exhibitions and is home to the famous Oktoberfest. The city lies on the northern end of the Bavarian Alps on the banks of the Isar River. Munich is home to six different breweries: Augustiner-Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner and Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu. Popular city attractions include the Englischer Garten, Viktualienmarkt, Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, National Theatre and the New Town Hall.

Berlin is Germany's capital and has a population of about 3.4 million people, making it Germany's largest city. During the Cold War Berlin was the capital of East Germany, while Bonn served as the capital of West Germany. Berlin is known for its historical attractions, museums, nightlife and forests.

Hamburg is a major harbor city on the North Sea in northern Germany with a population of about 1.7 million. The harbor was the exit point for many emigrants during the 19th century and remains one of Hamburg's greatest attractions.

Cologne is a very old city in western Germany with a population of about 1 million. Cologne's history goes back to the days of the Roman Empire, when Cologne was an outpost known as Colonia. Cologne is known for its massive cathedral, which barely escaped bombing raids during the Second World War.

Germany has four cities with a population over 1 million, 10 cities with over 500,000 people and approximately 80 cities, called Großstadt, with over 100,000 people. German cities are known for their history and beauty.

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