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.
December 19, 1894
Birth of Paul Dessau (1894-1979) in Hamburg, Germany. Dessau was a composer and conductor. He gained his greatest fame through his collaborations with the writer Bertold Brecht. … [Read More...]
The federal government consists of the chancellor and his or her cabinet ministers. As explained above, the Basic Law invests the chancellor with central executive authority. For that reason, some … [Read More...]
May 22, 337
Death of Constantine the Great, the emperor of the Roman Empire. He had started his political career as one of the four Roman Emperors at the time of the division of power. He ruled the … [Read More...]
Potato dumplings are old-fashioned comfort food, and they are often served with the Sunday roast and then rewarmed with the leftover gravy on Monday. Serve with a hot green vegetable like peas, green … [Read More...]
Each country has its own set of cultural values making it special: language, cuisine, traditions, etc. Dress is also a national peculiarity. Speaking of Germany, Bavaria in particular, a Dirndl dress … [Read More...]
Dortmund is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is in the middle part of the state and is considered to be the administrative, commercial and cultural center of the eastern Ruhr … [Read More...]
It was not possible for Metternich and his allies to suppress completely the desire for liberal reforms, including the establishment of constitutional parliamentary government, economic freedom, and … [Read More...]
April 28, 1849
On this date the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm rejected the title of "Kaiser" as offered to him by the Frankfurt Parliament a month before. He also rejected the new constitution of … [Read More...]
Using these words will definitely make you sound like a true German!
1. “Krass”, “Hammer”, “Wahnsinnig” and “Geil”
Do you have strong feelings about anything and everything? “Krass” can be … [Read More...]