The Federal Republic of Germany (a federation of 16 states) is the largest country in Central Europe, has the largest economy in Europe and is also the biggest exporter nation in the world. Germany is classified as the 7th most visited travel destination: in the 2008 has received more than 130 million foreign visitors that spent 27,2 billion Euros. More than 30% of Germans spend their holiday in their own country. which shows that Germans love to travel within their own country. Berlin, the capital city of Germany, is currently classified as the 8th most visited city worldwide. During 2008 the most visited German states were: Bavaria (76.91 million nights), Baden-Württemberg (43.62 million nights), Lower-Saxony (41.52 million nights). In Germany there is several International events like Munich's 'Oktoberfest', Berlin marathon, Love Parade and Mardi Gras celebration. Germany is also a great destination for tourists with cultural interesses who can visit over 6000 museums of any type spread all over the country. The Germany's major cities, most important for tourist and travel information: Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Leipzig and many more! The Southern Germany's biggest city (Munich), is the capital of beer culture and is also the site of the annual Oktoberfest and Europe's most visited festival. The most famous landscapes are Romantic Black Forest, Lake Constance in the south, Scenic river cruises on the Rhine (or Moselle and Danube), Garmisch Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps is a popular holiday destination and hosts international ski competitions.