Germany is the country that everyone knows, or better still think it knows. As there are surely hundreds of places worth seeing, beautifuly preserved and intact, full of tradition and culture yet modern in its interpretation.
While one of the biggest empires has left little behind but monumental palaces, reminding nostalgics about the days of the glorious past, the country has given us all a lot of beatiful things, say the music of Mozart and Strauss to give just an example.
Switzerland is the essance of Europe with german, french and italian part, yet not a member of the Union nevertheless. Nestled in the heart of the Alps and spanned between the tradition and the modernity.
One of the smallest yet most diverse european countries, Slovenia has everything what the big nations have, only packed in a very small package. Maybe not for everyone as the most discerning and savy prefer to keep it for themselve.