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  2. 2. Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. It includes 16 constituent states and covers an area of 357,021 square kilometers (137,847 sq mi) with a largely temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest city is Berlin. With 81 million inhabitants, Germany is the most popular member state in the European Union. After the United States, it is the second most popular migration destination in the world
  3. 3. Bavarian cuizine The origins of Bavarian cousine are rural. The Bavarian cousine typically includes many meat dishes , and the prominent use of flour . Due to its rural conditions and cold climate only crops such as potatoes do well in Bavaria . In the German diet potatoes have a center role . The Bavarian cousine is closely connected to Czech cousine and Austrian cousine.
  5. 5.  In earlier times, each 'tracht' identified a person as belonging to a particular group in terms of social and legal status (married, single), origin or trade. Today, the term is used to describe any garment reminiscent of the attire of rural communities. Regional varieties vary greatly.  Women's attire, the dirndl, consists of a closefitting bodice combined with an apron in a different colour. Sometimes its sleeveless and worn with a cotton and lace blouse, sometimes it features sleeves and a high neck. Hats are often costly and elaborate. They vary according to occasion and region: 'Goldhauben' (Upper Austria) and 'Bollenhut' (Black Forest region, Germany) are only worn on festive occasions.  A man's traditional clothing is made from leather, linen and wool. The 'Lederhosen', knee-length trousers or short-pants made from leather are worn with rustic shoes and wool socks. Again, jackets and hats vary according to region and occasion.  In many regions, esp. Southern Germany, Bavaria and Austria, it is still acceptable to wear 'tracht' on official occasions like weddings, festivals, etc. Contemporary fashion adapts to traditional elements, the production of dirndl and lederhosen is a thriving industry in Germany.  There are many societies dedicated to 'tracht' revivals. Often, those efforts coincide with an interest in traditional crafts, like porcelain, glass-making or wood carving.
  6. 6. Details about Germany
  7. 7. Museoums in Berlin
  8. 8. The Pergamon museum is situated on the museum island in Berlin. The museum is subdivided into the antiquity collection, the middle east museum, and the museum of Islamic art .
  9. 9. The museum of technology exhibits a large collection of historical technical artifacts.The museum main emphasis originally was on rail transport , but today it also features exhibits of varaious sorts of industrial technology.
  10. 10. The museum houses more than 30 million zoological specimens. It is famous for the largest mounted dinosaur in the world .
  12. 12. The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th century building. It is build on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg.
  13. 13. Alexanderplatz is the largest public square in Berlin .
  14. 14. Broadcasting Tower is an award-winning landmark building with large contemporary studio apartments and stylishly designed 5-bedroom flats. It sits within Leeds Beckett University campus and is a short walk away from the University of Leeds. Just along the road you will find Leeds city centre including many of its best pubs, clubs, shops and restaurants.
  15. 15.  Checkpoint Charlie was the crossing point between the east Berlin and west Berlin, during the Cold War. Now checkpoint Charlie is a tourist attraction and a symbol of the Cold War.
  16. 16. The Tiergarten is Berlins largest and most popular inner-city park. In the middle of Tiergarten is the column of victory, which was built in 1864.
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