The Federal Republic of Germany with its 16 states can be considered the geographical center of Europe. It’s surrounded by France, Luxembourg and the BeNeLux states in the West, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Austria in the South and Poland, Czechia in the East. According to the Spartacus Gay Travel Index, Germany ranks among the top 15 LGBT-friendly countries in the world and is known as a very welcoming and gay-friendly country, particularly in the bigger cities. LGBTQ+ visitors looking for welcoming destinations should visit Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Cologne, as these are considered to be the biggest and gay-friendliest cities of Germany. In fact, the cities, towns and municipalities of Germany organize more than 60 annual gay pride and LGBTQ+ events all around the country.