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Germany is the largest of the German-speaking countries. Composed of sixteen states, it occupies much of central Europe. Geographically, the country is divided into somewhere between three and five regions.

The first is an area known as the Northern Lowlands. This region is part of a massive plain which stretches from France into Russia. Flat and low, the northwest is broken by sandy heaths and moors. The northern lowlands contain numerous lakes, particularly in northeastern Germany and around Berlin. Berlin is a very popular travel destination in Europe, so finding a great Berlin hotel for your visit should be no problem at all.

The second region, which sometimes is said to encompass the next two, is referred to as the Central Uplands. This narrow belt runs from the Rhine Plateau in the west to the Ore Mountains in the east, containing the Hessian and Thuringian lowlands.

Black Forest Next come the Southern Scarplands and Basins, much like the Central Uplands, but with smaller plateaus and larger lowlands. It is composed of the Rhine Rift and the scarps of Fraconia and Swabia. In this area, on the west bank of the Rhine, rise the Vosges and Hardt mountains. On the eastern side of the river is the Black Forest and the Odenwald.

The fourth region is the Bavarian Plateau, built up by Alpine rivers and glaciers. Finally, making up for only a small portion of Germany's land, are the Alps.

To learn more about Germany's states, read our articles:

Baden Wurttemberg - Bavaria - Berlin - Brandenburg - Bremen - Hamburg - Hesse (Frankfurt) - Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania - Lower Saxony - North Rhine Westphalia - Rhineland Palatinate - Saarland - Saxony - Saxony - Anhalt - Schleswig Holstein - Thuringen

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