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Germany is a modern and open-minded country with high quality of life, influenced in many ways by multinational diversity. German cuisine is regionally diverse and produces the highest number of three-star restaurants after France. The winegrowers of the 13 winegrowing regions rely on high quality products and German Riesling is internationally successful.

Germany is also popular as a tourist destination – also among numerous visitors from abroad. Tourist attractions in Germany include not only the capital city Berlin and other cultural and historical centres, but also concert series, festivals and major sporting events. Germany boasts 14 national parks, 101 nature parks and 15 biosphere reserves. Fashion and design are highly regarded and members of Germany’s creative professions are as successful internationally as German architects, many of whom have specialized in the design of sustainable buildings.