Germany is a Western European country with forests, rivers, mountains and North Sea beaches.The capital of Germany is Berlin. Germany has a social market economy with a highly skilled labour force, a large capital stock, a low level of corruption. Berlin developed a thriving, cosmopolitan hub for startup companies and became the leading location for venture capital funded firms in the European Union. With its central position in Europe, Germany is a transport hub for the continent. Germany was the world’s sixth-largest consumer of energy.