World-renowned for its rich cultural history, festive celebrations and historic sites, Germany also has a vibrant arts scene and is a front runner in the fields of renewable energy and conservation. This country stretches from flat farming country in the north to rolling hills in the centre to the Alps in the south. Germans enjoy a high standard of living, are famous for their precision, and highly value punctuality. You will always find someone debating politics, culture, environmental issues or sports. Germany offers an active youth culture, and a wide range of activities to choose from. German teenagers generally devote weekdays to studying and leave community organized activities, sports and hanging out for the weekends. Top sports: especially soccer, hiking and bicycling.