It is part of the Schengen Area and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999.Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the G20, and the OECD.Under Augustus, Rome began to invade Germania (an area extending roughly from the Rhine to the Ural Mountains).
Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential and successful artists, philosophers, musicians, sportspeople, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and inventors.
The Neander Valley was the location where the first ever non-modern human fossil was discovered; the new species of human was called the Neanderthal.
By 100 AD, when Tacitus wrote Germania, Germanic tribes had settled along the Rhine and the Danube (the Limes Germanicus), occupying most of the area of modern Germany.
However, Austria, Baden Württemberg, southern Bavaria, southern Hessen and the western Rhineland had been conquered and incorporated into Roman provinces: Noricum, Raetia, Germania Superior, and Germania Inferior.
which subsequently emerged from the eastern portion of Charlemagne's original empire.