Germany is located in Western Europe and borders the North Sea between France and Poland. It shares boundaries with Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Germany has a total area of 137,847 square miles, making it slightly smaller than Montana.
Germany has over 82 million inhabitants, as of 2014. The capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany is the birthplace of Ludwig Von Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. Germany's climate varies but is generally hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Popular tourist attractions in Germany include Checkpoint Charlie, the Bode Museum, Peacock Island and the Zoological Garden.