Germanyislocated in Central Europe. Itisthe 7thlargest country in Europe. ItbordersontheAlps, theshores of the North Sea and theBaltic Sea. Someof Europe'smajorrivers, such as theRhine, Danube and ElbegothroughGermany.
Itborderson more Europeancountriesthananyother country in Europe. Itsneighbours are Denmark, Poland, theCzechRepublic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland.
Germancinemastarted at theend of the 19th century. It has madeimportantcontributionsto film. Recent film releaseslikeRun Lola Runby Tom Tykwer, GoodBye Lenin! byWolfgang Becker, Head-OnbyFatihAkin, and Downfallby Oliver Hirschbiegelhavebeeninspiredbythe 1970s New Germancinema. SomemodernGerman films are Downfall, SophieScholl– The Final Days, TheLives of Others and TheCounterfeiters.
Germany has had some of the world's most popular composers of classic music like Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Richard Wagner. Nowadays, Germany is the fifth largest music market in the world and has influenced popular music through artists such as Kraftwerk, Boney M., Nico, Nina Hagen, Scorpions, Toten Hosen, Tokio Hotel, Rammstein and Paul van Dyk.