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    Information About Germany

    About Germany

    Germany officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany, having its capital at Berlin, National Anthem (German - "Deutschlandlied", English Translation - "Song of Germany"), National Bird Golden Eagle, National Flower Cornflower (or Cyanil Flower), ranks 63rd in the world in terms of land area and 16th in terms of population.

    History of Germany

    Earliest document that refers to a place called Germania which is present day Germany dates back to 100 BC. Germany consisted mostly of tribes which were warriors in nature. They expanded to every direction until their expanse was halted by Julius Caesar in 100 BC in the east and by Celtic tribes or more properly Gaul's in the west.

    The Germans mainly occupied the regions near the Danube and the Rhine, mainly because of availability of fresh water.
    Germany's foundation could be said to be intertwined with the Roman Empire and they were a part of the Holy Roman Empire from 2nd February 962.
    In 8th June 1815 after the fall of Napoleon Germany asserted itself. It constructed a Confederation of 39 sovereign states, placing the Austrian King as the permanent President of the Confederation.

    Germany participated in two of the worst wars of mankind the World War I in 1914 and World War II in 1939.

    After that Germany was divided into two parts. The East was controlled by the USSR and West was controlled by the US, UK and France in 1949. This remained till 1990 and after that the Berlin Wall was torn down, thus reuniting both East and West Germany.

    In the 21st century Germany is a leading country in GDP and has the fourth largest economy in the world.

    Geography of Germany

    Germany is a country that has water facing on one side (The North Sea and The Baltic Sea) and surrounded by nine countries namely, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands.
    • Germany has three major rivers of Europe flowing through it, the Danube, the Rhine and the Elbe.
    • Germany is well forested in both the northern and in the southern regions.
    • Germany is bordered by lake Constance the third largest lake in the world.
    • The highest point in Germany is Zugspitze (2,962m) and
    • The lowest point in Germany is Wilstermarsch (3.54m below sea level).

    Climate of Germany

    Germany mainly experiences temperate seasonal climate. In addition to that it experiences dominating humid westerly winds.

    Natural Resources in Germany

    The bulk of Germany's natural resources include iron ore, coal, potash, timber, lignite, uranium, copper, natural gas, salt, nickel and arable land and water.

    Tourist Attraction in Germany

    The major cities of Germany are Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf. The major tourist spots are Neuschwanstein Castle, The Berlin Wall, Reichstag Building and the Brandenburg Gate.

    Famous Hotels in Germany

    Few of the most famous hotels in Germany are as follows
    • Residenz Heinz Winkler
    • Villa Kennedy
    • Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
    • Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin

    Germany Cuisine

    German cuisine comprises different types of sausages which they make from either veal or pork or beef. They are called Bratwurst, Weisswurst and Currywurst. Germany is a leading producer of cheese in Europe. The country accounts for about a third of the cheese produced in the entirety of Europe.

    Germany is a leading producer and consumer of beer. It serves as a national drink and it has been produced for a long time. Although in recent times making and consumption of wine is slowly gaining popularity.

    Germany Culture

    The ethnicity of Germany comprises mainly of native Germans who account for about 91.5 percent of the entire populace. Other than that there are Turkish, Italian, Greek, Polish and a few others.
    Germany has long since been a creative hub. It has housed great creative geniuses like Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Their music still serve as inspiration for many people even now.
    Historically German culture has been intellectually driven by major people at all moments. They were also influenced by what was going on in Europe at that time. Germany is well known for folk festivals and celebrations all around the world.
    Some of the popular festivals of Germany include:
    • Oktoberfest a fest lasting 16 days in the month of October. The is the most popular Volksfest (fest for the people) and is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a beer festival and a travelling fun fair.
    • Christmas Customs such as
      • Advent wreaths
      • Christmas pageants
      • Christmas trees
      • Stollen cakes

    The national sport of Germany is football and has over 6.3 million members and is one of the largest sports organization of the world.

    International and Domestic Airports in Germany

    Air transport in Germany is provided by the air carrier Lufthansa. It is the largest airline in Europe providing services to 78 countries across Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. It is the biggest in regards to both fleet size and passengers carried. It operates services to 18 domestic and 197 international destinations using a fleet size of 280 aircrafts. The five international airports of Germany are

    Other than this there are a lot of airports distributed across the country.
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015

    Facts about Germany

    Independence Day3-Oct-90
    ClimateTemperate and Maritime
    Area357,021 sq km
    CurrencyEuro (EUR)
    Dialling Code49
    NeighboursAustria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland

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