Germany is a country located in Central Europe. It is bordered by the countries of Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany has the largest population of any country in the European Union, it has the fourth largest economy in the world, and it is home to some of the world's oldest universities. Germany is a renowned tourist destination, with numerous attractions ranging from forests and mountains to castles and museums. Some of the most popular tourist destinations include the Black Forest, the Oktoberfest in Munich, and the Christmas markets in Dresden. The cuisine of Germany is hearty and features many meat and potato dishes. It is varied and includes both regional and national dishes. Some popular dishes include: curry wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, bratwurst, and pretzels. The country is also well-known for its beer, with brands such as Paulaner, Warsteiner, and Erdinger being exported all over the world.