Estimate population 81,305,856 - Capital: Berlin
Historical Germany has many places of interest like Bayreuth which contains the house and tomb of famous composer Richard Wagner. There is the thickly forested mountain range of the Black Forest which should not be missed. In Eisenach you can find Wartburg castle. It is also the birthplace of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, also the residence of Martin Luther and the place where he attended school during his younger years.
Of course beautiful Hamburg must not be missed either. Linderhof Castle, located near Ettal, was built for King Ludwig II as homage to France's King Louis XIV and his Palace of Versailles, as well as Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps which was built for King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1886.
Some delightful rivers to explore are the Danube, Elbe, Havel, Main, Oder, Rhine, Saale, and Spree. Cities to visit should include Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Essen, Dortmund, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Bremen, Duisburg, Hanover, Nuremberg, and Leipzig.