Of course, Germany should not be missing from my profile collection. My home country is in the heart of Europe, bordering Denmark , Netherlands , Belgium , Luxembourg , France, Switzerland , Austria , Poland and the Czech Republic. In the north, the North and Baltic Sea coasts lure, in the south the foothills of the Alps and in the middle of it all, the magnificent low mountain ranges such as the Harz Mountains, the Ore Mountains, the Black Forest or the Bavarian Forest. See ANDYEDUCATION for education in Germany.
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Fast facts to know
- Germany is the most populous country in Europe.
- In Germany, the purity law applies to beers.
- 31 percent of Germany’s area is forest.
- Germans love their football.
- Consists of 16 federal states.
- There are numerous traditional festivals such as carnival, wine or Oktoberfest, musical festivals. The Oktoberfest in Munich is known worldwide.
- A country of poets and thinkers.
- Frankfurt and Munich have the largest airports.
- Until reunification, Berlin was a city divided into two.
- In Germany there are surprisingly varied, beautiful landscapes.
- Germany has 16 national parks, 104 nature parks and 15 biosphere reserves.
- The head of state is the Federal President, and the Federal Chancellor is at the head of the government.
- country of motorists. Many motorways do not have a speed limit.
- There are more than 1,000 types of sausages in Germany.
Exciting cities in Germany
history of Germany
- 742-814 Charlemagne: “Roman and Roman-German Emperor” brings the “Franconian Empire” to its greatest extent, is crowned “Roman Emperor” in Rome in 800.
- 843 Division of the Frankish Empire. West Franconia becomes France; East Franconia becomes the “Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation”.
- 962-1806 “Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation”.
- 13th century Decline of the empire.
- 1517 Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) 95 theses against indulgences.
- 1618-1648 Thirty Years’ War.
- 1815 “German Confederation” with a Bundestag in Frankfurt is formed after the 2nd Peace of Paris.
- 1866 Bismarck declares the German Confederation to be dead.
- 1871-1918 German Empire.
- 1914-1918 First World War.
- 1919-1933 The Weimar Republic: Germany’s first democratic constitution.
- 1933-1945 National Socialist dictatorship.
- 1939-1945 WWII. Begins September 1, 1939 with Hitler’s attack on Poland.
- 1945 World War II ends with the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht.
- 1945-1949 Allied occupation.
- 1949 Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR): effective division of Germany.
- November 9, 1989 Opening of the Berlin Wall.
- 10/3/1990 Official reunion. The GDR joins the FRG. There are now 16 federal states: 5 “new” and 11 “old”. The new capital is Berlin.
Climate & travel weather in Germany
- Temperate climate of Central Europe.
- Strongly characterized by Atlantic influences (oceanic climate) in the west.
- East and Southeast continental climate.
- In the north, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea have a very strong maritime influence.
- Humid subtropical climate in the southwest.
- In the Alps typical mountain climate.
- Recommended travel time:
- Suitable for travel all year round.
Ideas for excursions in Germany
- Miniature Wonderland Hamburg.
- Europa Park Rust.
- Cologne Cathedral, Cologne.
- Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart.
- Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate, Berlin.
- English Garden, Munich.
- Frauenkirche & Dresden Zwinger, Dresden.
- Neuschwanstein Castle.
- Lake Constance with Mainau Island.
- Old Town & Castle Heidelberg.
- Old town in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
- Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.
Eating & drinking in Germany
- Regional very different cuisine.
- Germans like to have a hearty breakfast.
- In the evening mostly cold snacks.
- Much emphasis on good bread (300 different types of bread).
- Germans love beer (7,500 different beers) and good wine.
- The potato is the most popular side dish.
- Saarland with influence of French cuisine.
- Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg – Danish cuisine.
- Bavaria with Austrian influence.
- But they also like to eat Italian.
- After France, the country with the most three-star restaurants.
- Hearty dishes quite common.
- Typical dishes:
- Leipzig all sorts
- Onion and Tarte Flambee
- Black forest gateau
- Frankfurt green sauce
- Kale & Pee
- Dresden Christmas Stollen
- Spaetzle & Maultaschen
- Knuckle of pork & sauerkraut
- Rhenish or Baden sauerbraten
- Veal sausages & pretzels
- Wadden Sea on the North Sea coast.
- Baltic coast and offshore islands.
- black forest .
- Ore Mountains.
- Moselle valley.
- Berchtestgaden with Koenigssee.
- Saxon Switzerland.
- Chalk cliffs on Rügen.
- Externsteine in the Teutoburg Forest.
- Zugspitze and the Bavarian Alps.