Situated in Western Europe, Germany is considered to be a fairly liberal and tolerant country. Home to around 82 million people, Germany has one of the highest immigrant populations in the world. The country has a history rich in the arts, especially when it comes to music. Visiting the opera or theatre are still popular activities and you’ll be sure to find beautiful locations to attend these throughout Germany. Sport is also a popular pastime, whether playing or watching. As is normal when moving to another country, making friends takes time. Getting involved in local activities and networking functions will introduce you to key people who can help you make steps toward forming a local social group. In addition, speaking the language is critical for making friends and is important to Germans, as limited English prevents them from closer social contact.