Some major cities in Germany include Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. 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.
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.
Munich is a city in Germany's south with a population of about 1.3 million. It is known around the world for its Oktoberfest celebrations and is a popular tourist destination. Munich also retains a beautiful old city center.
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.