Germany - Europe (EU)
Federal Republic of Germany / Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Deutschland or Bundesrepublik ) is located in the heart of Europe. Germany is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark , and the Baltic Sea, to the south by Austria and Switzerland , to the west by France , Belgium , The Netherlands and Luxembourg and to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic .
Germany is a democratic federal parliamentary nation, made up of 16 federal states ( Länder or, more commonly, Bundesländer ), which in certain spheres act independently of the Federation.
The capital of Germany is Berlin .
conventional long form: Federal Republic of Germany
conventional short form: Germany
local long form: Bundesrepublik Deutschland
local short form: Deutschland
former: German Empire, German Republic, German Reich
Germany Time: Central European Time (CET)
Clock showing current time now in Central European Time Zone
Current rules in effect in Europe
- Standard Time began: Sunday 29 October 2017 01:00 GMT. Clocks went back one hour.
- Standard Time ends: Sunday 25 March 2018 01:00 GMT. Clocks go forward one hour.
UK and Europe Clock Change Rules