Essential info for Germany
Population: About 82 million
Major religions: Christianity
Capital city: Berlin (also largest city)
Legal system: Constitutional republic
Main languages: German (official), English is widely understood
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the end of March to the end of October).
Electricity: 220 volts, 50Hz. Two-pin European plugs are standard.
Currency: The Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents
Tipping: Standard 10-15 percent, added to bill
International dialling code: +49
Emergency numbers: 110 (police), 112 (ambulance)
Internet TLD: .de
Drives on the: Right