Country in northern Europe. It extends from the Baltic Sea and the North German Plain to Lake Constance and the Bavarian Alps and Plateau, and from the North Sea and the French border to the Oder and Neisse rivers and the mountainous eastern regions of the Erzgebirge and the Fichtelgebirge. Bordered by Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, its territory covers 357,000 sq. km of varied landscape and
Keywords: Introduction; Architecture; Painting and graphic arts; Sculpture; Interior decoration; Furniture; Ceramics; Glass; Metalwork; Objects of vertu; Textiles; Patronage; Collecting and dealing; Museums; Art education; Art libraries and photographic collections; Historiography
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