Welcome to Germany!Welcome to Germany!
by Andrea Gerriets & Sarah Kraft
Did you know?Did you know?
Germany is notGermany is not BBavariaavaria!!
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
• Over 82.000.000 Germans live inOver 82.000.000 Germans live in
16 different federal states16 different federal states..
...
We have 16 federal states – plus Mallorca!We have 16 federal states – plus Mallorca!
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
• ...
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
BerlinBerlinHamburgHamburg
DüsseldorfDüsseldorf MunichMunich
Although Germany was reuni...
There are still big differences betweenThere are still big differences between EEastast
andand WWestest-Germany-Germany
by...
Der Weißwurst-ÄquatorDer Weißwurst-Äquator
(engl. Bavarian veal sausage equator)(engl. Bavarian veal sausage equator)
But ...
Alltogether, Germany can offer youAlltogether, Germany can offer you
everythingeverything..
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah K...
Germans love theGermans love theiir carr car
• There are 55,5 Mio. Cars inThere are 55,5 Mio. Cars in
GermanyGermany..
• 2...
But in Germany you respect pedestriansBut in Germany you respect pedestrians
and you never cross a red light.and you never...
But as important as their car, is football forBut as important as their car, is football for
Germans.Germans.
• You can fi...
Showing the flag was a tabu …Showing the flag was a tabu …
until the Worldcup 2006.until the Worldcup 2006.
by Andrea Gerr...
Do‘sDo‘s
in communication with Germans.in communication with Germans.
1# We always shake hands, even when we1# We always shake hands, even when we
meet our relatives.meet our relatives.
by And...
2# We open the doors for other people and2# We open the doors for other people and
at least try to be polite.at least try ...
3# We say what we think and we mean what3# We say what we think and we mean what
we say.we say.
by Andrea Gerriets and Sar...
4# We always say `Please`,`Thank you` and4# We always say `Please`,`Thank you` and
`You are welcome`.`You are welcome`.
by...
5# People we don‘t know we always address5# People we don‘t know we always address
formally and titels are very important....
Don‘tsDon‘ts
in communication with Germans.
- No jokes or no hidden allusions about Nazi time!No jokes or no hidden allusions about Nazi time!
- No jokes about Jews!N...
- Don‘t ask a German ifDon‘t ask a German if
he is proud of his country !he is proud of his country !
- Don‘t be too late ...
Reasons to come to Germany.Reasons to come to Germany.
• Regional in Mid West GermanyRegional in Mid West Germany
• Cologne & MainzCologne & Mainz
• World is upside down!World i...
Berlinale -Berlinale -
InternationalInternational
Film FestivalFilm Festival
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
• Berlin has 115 000Berlin has 115 000
Turkish inhabitantsTurkish inhabitants
• Hamburg has > 60 000Hamburg has > 60 000
T...
• HockeyHockey
• GolfGolf
• AthleticsAthletics
• Horse RidingHorse Riding
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
Sports … exce...
Porta Nigra in Trier, 180 n. Chr.
Wartburg in EisenachStarted in the year 1168
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
Old Plac...
• On highways very often!On highways very often!
• But not everywhere!But not everywhere!
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kra...
by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
Sausages, Beers, Wine, BreadsSausages, Beers, Wine, Breads
Thank you for your attention!Thank you for your attention!
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  1. 1. Welcome to Germany!Welcome to Germany! by Andrea Gerriets & Sarah Kraft
  2. 2. Did you know?Did you know?
  3. 3. Germany is notGermany is not BBavariaavaria!! by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  4. 4. • Over 82.000.000 Germans live inOver 82.000.000 Germans live in 16 different federal states16 different federal states.. • The federal state with the mostThe federal state with the most inhabitants is Nordrhein-Westfalen.inhabitants is Nordrhein-Westfalen. • The one with the fewest inhabitantsThe one with the fewest inhabitants is Bremen.is Bremen. • Bavaria is just the biggest one.Bavaria is just the biggest one. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft Germany is notGermany is not BBavariaavaria!!
  5. 5. We have 16 federal states – plus Mallorca!We have 16 federal states – plus Mallorca! by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft • Mallorca is the favorite holidayMallorca is the favorite holiday destination of thedestination of the GGermansermans.. • About 4 Million Germans goAbout 4 Million Germans go there every yearthere every year.. • About 20.000 Germans liveAbout 20.000 Germans live there constantlythere constantly.. • There are legends about aThere are legends about a Mallorca war for the deskMallorca war for the desk chairschairs 
  6. 6. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft BerlinBerlinHamburgHamburg DüsseldorfDüsseldorf MunichMunich Although Germany was reunited in 1990,Although Germany was reunited in 1990, ever part of Germany has ist own capital!ever part of Germany has ist own capital!
  7. 7. There are still big differences betweenThere are still big differences between EEastast andand WWestest-Germany-Germany by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft • People fromPeople from WWestest GermanyGermany marry earlier, get children &marry earlier, get children & women staywomen stay oftenoften at homeat home.. • InIn EEast 75% of the children getast 75% of the children get born beforborn beforee thethe marrimarriaagege andand the parentsthe parents rase the childrenrase the children together.together. • Every fiEvery fiffth person fromth person from WWestest GGermany has never been toermany has never been to thethe EEastast.. • 75% of the eastern population75% of the eastern population have been inhave been in WWestest GGermanyermany..
  8. 8. Der Weißwurst-ÄquatorDer Weißwurst-Äquator (engl. Bavarian veal sausage equator)(engl. Bavarian veal sausage equator) But there are even bigger differencesBut there are even bigger differences betweenbetween NNorthorth andand SSouth.outh. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  9. 9. Alltogether, Germany can offer youAlltogether, Germany can offer you everythingeverything.. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  10. 10. Germans love theGermans love theiir carr car • There are 55,5 Mio. Cars inThere are 55,5 Mio. Cars in GermanyGermany.. • 20% of Germans wash their20% of Germans wash their car every month.car every month. • It is said that any car inIt is said that any car in GGermany is better protected byermany is better protected by an insan insuranceurance than its ownerthan its owner by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  11. 11. But in Germany you respect pedestriansBut in Germany you respect pedestrians and you never cross a red light.and you never cross a red light. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  12. 12. But as important as their car, is football forBut as important as their car, is football for Germans.Germans. • You can find 25 805 footballYou can find 25 805 football clubs.clubs. • About 6 351 000 Germans areAbout 6 351 000 Germans are activ football playersactiv football players • The male team has beenThe male team has been worldchampion 1954, 1974worldchampion 1954, 1974 and 1990 and europeanand 1990 and european champion 1972, 1980 andchampion 1972, 1980 and 1996.1996. • The women won the worldcupThe women won the worldcup in 2003 and 2007 and thein 2003 and 2007 and the european championship 1989,european championship 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001 and1991, 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2005.2005. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  13. 13. Showing the flag was a tabu …Showing the flag was a tabu … until the Worldcup 2006.until the Worldcup 2006. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  14. 14. Do‘sDo‘s in communication with Germans.in communication with Germans.
  15. 15. 1# We always shake hands, even when we1# We always shake hands, even when we meet our relatives.meet our relatives. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  16. 16. 2# We open the doors for other people and2# We open the doors for other people and at least try to be polite.at least try to be polite. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  17. 17. 3# We say what we think and we mean what3# We say what we think and we mean what we say.we say. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  18. 18. 4# We always say `Please`,`Thank you` and4# We always say `Please`,`Thank you` and `You are welcome`.`You are welcome`. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  19. 19. 5# People we don‘t know we always address5# People we don‘t know we always address formally and titels are very important.formally and titels are very important. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  20. 20. Don‘tsDon‘ts in communication with Germans.
  21. 21. - No jokes or no hidden allusions about Nazi time!No jokes or no hidden allusions about Nazi time! - No jokes about Jews!No jokes about Jews! - No jokes about KZs or gas chambers!No jokes about KZs or gas chambers! The essential DON‘TThe essential DON‘T
  22. 22. - Don‘t ask a German ifDon‘t ask a German if he is proud of his country !he is proud of his country ! - Don‘t be too late in officiallyDon‘t be too late in officially scheduled dates or meetings.scheduled dates or meetings. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft Better not to do that!Better not to do that!
  23. 23. Reasons to come to Germany.Reasons to come to Germany.
  24. 24. • Regional in Mid West GermanyRegional in Mid West Germany • Cologne & MainzCologne & Mainz • World is upside down!World is upside down! • Rough political statements and criticism!Rough political statements and criticism! Karneval – The 5th season of the yearKarneval – The 5th season of the year
  25. 25. Berlinale -Berlinale - InternationalInternational Film FestivalFilm Festival by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  26. 26. • Berlin has 115 000Berlin has 115 000 Turkish inhabitantsTurkish inhabitants • Hamburg has > 60 000Hamburg has > 60 000 Turkish inhabitantsTurkish inhabitants • A lot in the 3rd generation alreadyA lot in the 3rd generation already Large Turkish SocietyLarge Turkish Society by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft
  27. 27. • HockeyHockey • GolfGolf • AthleticsAthletics • Horse RidingHorse Riding by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft Sports … except FootballSports … except Football
  28. 28. Porta Nigra in Trier, 180 n. Chr. Wartburg in EisenachStarted in the year 1168 by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft Old PlacesOld Places
  29. 29. • On highways very often!On highways very often! • But not everywhere!But not everywhere! by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft No Speed LimitNo Speed Limit
  30. 30. by Andrea Gerriets and Sarah Kraft Sausages, Beers, Wine, BreadsSausages, Beers, Wine, Breads
  31. 31. Thank you for your attention!Thank you for your attention!

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