The largest state in Germany by population has produced many outstanding names in culture such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Heinrich Heine and Joseph Beuys, and is still one of the Europe's major cultural regions. You will find a host of museums, theatres, orchestras and concert halls with events attracting millions of visitors every year. The state's greatest cultural achievements include the five UNESCO World Heritage sites: Cologne and Aachen Cathedrals, castles such as Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Brühl, or Schloss Corvey and Zollverein in Essen. Cologne's signature twin spires mark the most visited tourist sight in Germany.
|Area in square kilometres||34,112|
|GDP in billions of euros||691.52|