This is a must-visit site for all German culture lovers. Get information about German traditions, history, education in Germany, German language, traveling to Germany, and lots of interesting facts about Germany. Here are some:
1. The population of Germany is approximately 82 million.
2. In the middle of September in Munich begins the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival. Parades have begun brewing since 1810.
3. Germany is home to the world-famous composers of classical music. The most famous German composers were: Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wagner and Richard Strauss.
4. The Germans occupy the third position of the world beer rating (after the Czechs and the Austrians): beer consumption per capita here is about 106 l of beer per year.
5. German athletes won a total of 1662 Olympic medals (as of 2012), i.e. more than any other country in the world except the USA.
6. Germany was the first country in the world to adopt daylight saving time. This happened at the height of the First World War (1916).
7. Almost 70% of German roads have no speed limit.
8. There are more than 300 varieties of baked bread in Germany.
9. German is the third most popular language in the world. It is official in 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
10. Ulm Cathedral is the tallest church in the world. Its height is 161.53 m.
May 27, 1525
Death of Thomas Müntzer. Thomas Müntzer was born in 1489 in Stolberg, Germany and died on May 27, 1525 in Mühlhausen, Germany. He was a leading radical reformer during the … [Read More...]
Legend has it that creator of currywurst was the housewife Herta Heuwer from the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. In 1949, she mixed together Worcestershire sauce, spices and ketchup, blended this … [Read More...]
Secondary education, the third level of education, is divided into two levels: junior secondary education (also called intermediate secondary education) and senior secondary education. Upon completion … [Read More...]
March 2, 1481
Birth of Franz von Sickingen in Ebernburg, Germany. A character in Goethe's play, Götz von Berlichingen, the historic Sickingen was a defender of the Protestant cause in Germany. His … [Read More...]
April 4, 397
Death of St. Ambrose (ca. 340 - 397)
St. Ambrose was born in about 340, most likely in Trier (modern Germany). He was the son of a Roman nobleman who was serving in the northern … [Read More...]
E(rnst) T(heodor) A(madeus) Wilhelm Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a German writer, composer, caricaturist, and painter, mostly known for his stories in which supernatural characters reveal people's hidden … [Read More...]
Jägerschnitzel means “hunter’s cutlets” in German, and the dish was originally made with venison or wild boar backstrap, pounded thin. Jägerschnitzel at its core is a thin cutlet of meat served with … [Read More...]
1 cup fresh strawberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. gelatin (unflavored)
1/2 cup cold water
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup cream
fresh fruit for decoration (peach, cherry, apple, orange, … [Read More...]
Immigration has been a primary force shaping demographic developments in the two Germanys in the postwar period. After the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the immigration flow, first into West … [Read More...]