Germany is situated in the heart of Europe and shares its borders with more neighboring countries than any other European state — namely 9 in total. Indeed, you are sure to notice this when you walk, ride or drive along its streets and roads. People from all the countries of the world live here.
Of the 82 million inhabitants, some 8 million come from abroad; this means that almost 10 percent of the population is of foreign origin. This has naturally left its mark for instance on the culinary landscape. Italian pizza houses, Spanish bodegas, Greek taverns and Turkish kebab stands, as well as Chinese restaurants have become part of everyday city life. Germany is a many-sided and colourful, as well as a relatively safe country.