Germany is the country with the highest population on the European Union (82.5 million inhabitants). There are a Lot of inmigrantes: 7.3 millón.
THE CLIMATE Cold winters and cool summers. In the centre temperatures are more extreme but prolonged periods of frost or snow are not common. Rain falls throught the year. Extremes commonly reach -10°C in winter and 35°C in the summer months.
Germany receives millions of tourists every year. Many of them visit the country’s attractive nature reserves.
In Germany there are 600 fine arts museums: WolfsburgArt museum, New Weimar Museum, Folkwang Museum, Ludwig Museum, Bode Museum, etc.
The German wines grow up in 13 zones. There are more than 140 varieties. They are exported to USA, UK, Japan, Norway, Sweden,...
“Polka” is a very traditional dancing from Austria but its very popular in the zone of Bavaria(Munich). Its a fast dance which is danced by couples or groups.
There is an important rock festival called“Rock am Ring”at Nürburgring. Itis also the track for a Formula One grand prix.
Oktoberfest is a festival held each year in Munich, in October. It is the worlds largest fair. People drink beer and eat German specialities.
• Christianity is the largest religion in Germany 73%. Then Islam 4% followed by Buddhism and Judaism.• Protestants are 39%, Catholics are 31%, • The present pope, Orthodox are 4,7%, Benedict XVI nonreligious 25%. (Joseph Ratzinger) is German.
• They are very• hard-working and• very skillful people.
• They have the only female Prime Minister in Europe. Angela Merkel
Not all of Berlin was so modern, however. Therewere still plenty of beautiful, historic buildings throughout the city.
The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most famous landmarks of Berlin. It was built in 1791 and eventually incorporated into the Berlin Wall.Today it is a major touristattraction, as you can see by the photo. Far left: street musicians near the gate; Left: close-up of the bronze on top of the gate.
There are two different sections of the Berlin Wall. One had been incorporated into an open-air museum about the Gestapo (below).One of the most famous painted sections The other section we saw had of the Wall. A marker has been painted all along it. murals placed in the roads to remember where the Wall was.
The view from the roof. The government building for Germany’s National Parliament, which has a great view of the entire city. The glass dome on the roof.There is a ramp inside that people can walk all the way to the top. The meeting room for Parliament.
This is where the Federal Council (made up of representatives from each of Germany’s 16 states) meets. Each state is represented bytheir coat of arms on the wall behind the President’s podium. The building itselfwas used for Prussia’s House of Lords, and was only occupied by the FederalCouncil starting in 2000 aftermoving to Berlin from Bonn.
The Abgeordnetenhaus is the home of the Berlin House of Representatives. There are 169 members, responsible for electing the Mayor and creating a budget for the State of Berlin. Room where the Communist Party of Inside Parliament. East Germany was founded.One of the rooms with its original décor. The German flag, the Berlin flag, and the European Union flag.
View as inside the View you enter courtyard. Viewthe the tower. of Zwinger. The Zwinger (which means “dungeon” in English) was built between1711 and 1728. It was intended to be used as exhibition and library halls and as the setting for court festivities. It was destroyed during WWII, but was reconstructed and reopened in 1960. Today it is the home of more than twelve museums.
The Semper Opera House was built between 1838-41 but burned in 1869. It was rebuilt from 1871-78 and again destroyed, this time due to WWII. The opera house reopened in 1985 after extensive reconstruction Left: The chandelier in the theater had been lowered for cleaning, so we got an up-close view. Above: TheEven the hallways and their ceilings of theelegant and opulent! representing ceiling were theater had paintings different composers and operas.There was marble and ornate paintings everywhere you looked.