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    • Germany – my home country! a little insight – let's kick off ...
    • Germany – in the center of western Europe
      • 876 km from North to South
      • 640 km from West to East
      • 82 Million inhabitants
      • biggest export nation worldwide
      • together with France and England the economic driving force in the EU
      you may start drinking at the age of 16 with wine and beer
      • capital Berlin
      • consists of 16 states
      • biggest cities:
      • 1. Berlin, 3,4 Mill
      • 2. Hamburg, 1,8 Mill
      • 3. Munich, 1,3 Mill
      • 4. Cologne, 980.000
      • 5. Frankfurt a.M. 650.000
    • capi the capital the south – bavaria southeast – wine region western old industrial area the northwest the northeast
    • History
      • founded in 1871 from a loose affiliation of states
      • several revolutions, but most of them failed – most significant one in 1842
      • f rom there we also have our national colors
      • suffered from world wars I+II
      • (1914-18, 1939-1945)
      • dark episode during the national socialism era (1933 – 1945) – but nazis a little on the rise again today :(
      • After the world war II (1945), Germany was occupied
      • after the other allied forces freed their part, the UDSSR kept theirs and built a wall
      • from 1962 – 1989 Germany was split in 2 parts
      Split Germany
    • Walldancing
      • since 1989 we are united again, “the Wall” was broken down
      • people danced where before people had been killed for trying to cross
      • October 3 rd is now our (only one nationwide) national holiday
      • but the east remains poorer than the west since then
    • Religion
      • Martin Luther translated the bible from Latin to German, so everybody could read it
      • by that, he created the common German language still spoken today
      • people could now understand the bible +many turned away from the catholic church
      • and so he founded the protestant movement in Germany (unwillingly)
      • today the south and middle is mostly still catholic and the north mostly protestant (also has less holidays ;( )
    • Famous people
      • Goethe – Writer (Faust)
      • Nietzsche – Philosopher
      • Karl Marx – Father of Socialism
      • Beethoven - Composer
    • the capital - Berlin
      • is the perfect example of the reunion, since the city had been split into 2 parts
      • has been the capital since the reun i on, b ut half the m inis t eries are still in the old capital - Bonn
    • The South
      • has a differe nt accen t than the standard German (up to even a different grammar!)
      • has the most concentration of higher industry in Germany
      • has the mountains
      • has the “O k toberfest”
    • Oktoberfest
      • the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year
      • 16 days up to and including the first Sunday in October
      • they se rve sausage, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese nood les), and sau erkraut
      • sold 6.1 million mugs of beer in 2006
      • 2007, the price of a Maß (1 litre) will cost between €7.30 and €7.90
      • concludes the picture most people have of Germany
    • The North
      • has the most millionaires of the country in one city – Hamburg
      • is in general a little poorer than the South
      • has the purest German (in Hanover)
      • has the city with the highest live quality in the world for its size (Münster)
      • the capital (Berlin)
      • has the sea and therefore the beach :D
    • The North
      • mostly lives from tourism and has a lot of farmers
      • has Volkswagen (VW)
      • always greets “Moin – Moin Moin” - which comes from “good morning” - every time of the day!
      • has the “Wattenmeer” - you can walk on the seafloor to other islands!
    • ... you can walk for miles ... ... but get back before the water comes!
    • Hamburg(o)
      • to be discovered next time ... ;)