Germany in Europe is known for its bratwurst and schnitzel and has lots of beer breweries. There are also a number of wine regions in the country along the banks of the Rhine and Moselle. But Germany has more to offer. Northern Germany has windy hills and popular holiday destinations on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea coast. Western Germany is especially a wine producing region, sharply incised by the breathtaking Rhine valley. Eastern Germany, the former East Germany (GDR), has as highlights the eccentric and historic capital Berlin and the historic Dresden, the Florence on the Elbe. Southern Germany has the Black Forest, the Alps, and the Oktoberfest, Germany's view on postcards. And the heart of Germany, is primarily a wooded area with some of the most important historical cities.