German Currency:  Euro
Europe's industrial powerhouse, Germany occupies a central role in today's European structure. A country that has seen more than its fair share of war and destruction and decades of being split in 2 has rebounded magnificently and is a fantastic place to visit. Germany offers a lot of variety from the Black Forest in the west to the industrial Rhine valley and provincial and traditional Bavaria bordering the Alps. Berlin lays homage to much of the country's past and is a unique blend of its two pre-unification sides with some of Europe's best restaurants and night life. Whether you fancy going to the Oktoberfest in Bavaria or unwinding on a trip up the Romantic Road, Germany has something to offer to everyone.