Germany is located in Western and Central Europe. It borders with
Denmark to the north. Poland und Czech Republic to the east ; Austria
to the southeast , Switzerland to the south-southwest ; France
;Luxemburg and Belgium lie to the west and The Netherlands to the
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According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism
is associated with colors.
Yellow is a symbol of generosity
Red means bravery and strength
Black is Determination
The Eagle means the bravery , the life strength and the sun.
The German anthem is called “ Deutschland , Deutschland über alles!”
It became national song in 1922. The music was written by Austrian
composer Joseph Haydn in 1797 as an anthem for the birthday
of Francis II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and later
of Austria. In 1841, the German linguist and poet August Heinrich
Hoffmann von Fallersleben wrote the lyrics of "Das Lied der
Deutschen" to Haydn's melody, lyrics that were considered
revolutionary at the time.
Germany is a Federal parliamentary republic.
The President is Joachim Gauck
The Chancellor is Angela Merkel
•The Sorrows of Young Werther
•Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
Was born on the 19 December 1963
Til Schweiger is a German actor,director, and producer. He runs his own
production company, Barefoot Films, in Berlin.
•Knockin' On Heaven's Door(1997)
•Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life(2003)
The Reichstag building (German: Reichstagsgebäude)is a
historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house
the Imperial Diet (German: Reichstag), of the German
Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until
1933, when it was severely damaged after it was set on fire.
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is an 18thcentury neoclassical triumphal arch in Berlin, and one of the best-known
landmarks of Germany. It is built on the site of a former city gate that marked
the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel.
Neuschwanstein Castle(German: Schloss Neuschwanstein,)is a nineteenthcentury palace on a rugged hill above the village
of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace
was commissioned by Ludwig ll of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage
to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune
and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds
The Radau is a river in the German state of Lower Saxony and is a
right tributary of the Oker.
It rises at around 800 m (2,600 ft) in the Harz mountain range, in a
bog known as the Torfhaus Moor (also Radauborn Moor) east of
the Torfhaus village in the municipality of Altenau. The river flows
northwards through the Radau valley that it has carved out and
feeds the 23 m high Radau Waterfall south of Bad
Harzburg immediately next to the B 4 federal road. The artificial
waterfall was constructed as a tourist attraction in 1859 on behalf of
the Duchy of Brunswick State Railway, which had operated
the Brunswick–Bad Harzburg railway line since 1841. After passing
through Vienenburg, the Radau discharges into the Oker river
northeast of the town.
The Zugspitze at 2,962 m above the sea level, is the highest peak of the
wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany . It lies
south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and the border between
Germany and Austria runs over its western summit.
The Königssee is a natural lake in the extreme southeast Berchtesgadener
Land district of the German state of Bavaria, near theAustrian border. Most
of the lake is within the Berchtesgaden National Park. The lake is noted for its
clear water and is advertised as the cleanest lake in Germany. For this
reason, only electric-powered passenger ships, rowing, and pedal boats have
been permitted on the lake since 1909.
• The High School of Aachen
•University of Mannheim
•Technical University of Munich (TUM)
• Technical University of Berlin
•Goethe-University in Fankfurt on Main
• Humboldt-University of Berlin
Bratkartoffeln means fried potatoes, often with diced bacon and onions.
Stollen is a bread-like cake with dried citrus peel, dried fruit, nuts, and spices such
as cardamom and cinnamon; it is usually eaten during the Christmas season
as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. The best-known Stollen is from Dresden and
is sold at the Striezelmarkt Christmas market, which derives its name from the cake.
White sausages is a specialty from Munich, traditionally eaten for second
breakfast. Always accompanied by sweet mustard, pretzels, and wheat beer.
People usually bring their friends and relatives magnets, cups, flags
and stollen as souvenirs.