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Germany

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Germany

  1. 1. GERMANY Baran BAYIR
  2. 2. Population · The population of Germany in 2011 was 81,471,834. Most of these inhabitants were born in Germany and have resided there since birth, however much of the population also come from neighboring countries such as Turkey. • Germany is the second most populous country Europe under Russia. • East Germany is less populated with about 140 people per square kilometer. West Germany is more populated with about 270 people per square kilometer according to Germanculture.com • On the next page I have included a chart showing the population from
  3. 3. POPULATION CONT.
  4. 4. COMMUNICATION · The official language of Germany is German · 95 % of the people in Germany do speak German, however today many people also speak English. When interviewing my Grandmother she said that so many people are able to speak English because Americans have been in Germany since World War II. · Many other languages that are spoken in Germany include Turkish, Danish and Romani. · Although German is spoken by most of the country, the language varies from district to district. Each person may speak German, but have a different accent depending on their location. · When addressing an individual in Germany that is older you put the word “Sie” which translates to “it” before there name. When addressing a child you would use the word “du” which means “you”.
  5. 5. GERMANGREETINGS · In Germany, the polite way to greet someone is to shake their hands. It is proper etiquette to shake hands with each person of a group that you encounter. · In Germany, it is proper etiquette to have both hands on the table during meals. It is also proper to wish everyone “Guten Apetit” which means “Good Apetite” before a meal. ·Germans are very punctual, so it is important to always be ontime! · In Germany, it is considered impolite to wave or shout when getting someone’s attention. Instead you should raise your hand with your palm out and your index finger extended. · When saying “Goodbye” Germans say “Auf Wiedersehen”, “Hello” is pronounced “Hallo”.
  6. 6. RELIGION · The two main religions of Germany are Roman Catholic and Protestant. · Many German festivals and traditions date back to pre-Christian times. The purpose of some festivals were to drive out the ghosts of winter and bring Spring early. · Many festivals are based on holidays from the religious calender such as Easter and Christmas. · The festival known as Christkindlesmarket meaning Christmas market is festival planned around the Christmas Holiday.
  7. 7. Wieskirche
  8. 8. Goverment/Economy ·The capitol of Germany is Berlin. ·Joachim Gauck is the current president of Germany. The former democratic activist was elected President in March of 2012. · Germany is under a Democratic government, meaning that the people of Germany have a voice and a vote about things within their country. ·Germany is the largest economy in Europe ·Like the rest of the world, Germany has also been in economic recovery and has been the leader in the recovery.
  9. 9. NationalAnthem of Germany Das Deutschlandlied Deutschland, Deutschland über alles, Über alles in der Welt, Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze Brüderlich zusammenhält. Von der Maas bis an die Memel, Von der Etsch bis an den Belt, |: Deutschland, Deutschland über alles, Über alles in der Welt! :| Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue, Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang Sollen in der Welt behalten Ihren alten schönen Klang, Und zu edler Tat begeistern Unser ganzes Leben lang. |: Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue, Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang! :| Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit Für das deutsche Vaterland! Danach lasst uns alle streben Brüderlich mit Herz und Hand! Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit Sind des Glückes Unterpfand; |: Blüh' im Glanze dieses Glückes, Blühe, deutsches Vaterland. :| The Germany Song Germany, Germany above all, Above all in the world, When, for protection and defence, it always takes a brotherly stand together. From the Meuse to the Memel, From the Adige to the Belt, |: Germany, Germany above everything, Above everything in the world. :| German women, German loyalty, German wine and German song Shall retain in the world Their old beautiful chime And inspire us to noble deeds During all of our life. |: German women, German loyalty, German wine and German song! :| Unity and justice and freedom For the German fatherland! For these let us all strive Brotherly with heart and hand! Unity and justice and freedom Are the pledge of fortune; |: Bloom in this fortune's blessing, Bloom, German fatherland. :|
  10. 10. ROMANCE/MARRIAGE • In Germany people wear their wedding rings on their right hand instead of their left. • Germany is thought to be a “romantic” country because of all the castles, old towns and palaces. · Marriages in Germany are the same as here in America. The couple will start with an engagement and then continue by planning and having a wedding ceremony followed by a reception.
  11. 11. LAND& CLIMATEOFGERMANY ·Germany is about the size of Montana and being populated with over 80 million people makes it a very populated country. · Although Germany is so populated it is still about 31% woodland. ·Germany borders the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. ·The North Sea floods up to eleven times a year, thus causing people to build their houses on “Halligens” or mini islands to avoid the flooding. ·The Lunenburger Heide is a stretch of land in Germany that stretches from the Weser River to the city of Hamburg. This land if filled with juniper, heather and forests and in the late summer the fields are filled with the color purple. Automobiles are forbidden in this area but horse and buggy are available for guests. ·The Lunenburger Heide is also known for a special breed of lamb that resides there known as the “Heidschnucken” · Germany is very mountainous, being surrounded by mountains such as the Swabian Alb and Bavarian Forest.
  12. 12. Lunenburger Heide
  13. 13. TRAVEL · Germany is part of the Shengen Agreement, which means that any U.S. Citizen may enter the country for up to 90 days without having a visa. · The cities of Germany offer something for everyone from shopping to history to nightlife. · The top 11 Cities to visit in Germany are Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hannover, Dusseldorf, Leipzig, Munich, Nurnberg, Stuttgart, and Cologne. The cities offer many different, interesting places and activities for travelers. · Germany is known for its select beers, great architecture and vast array of history
  14. 14. TRAVELCONT. · Lufthansa is the airline that most travelers take to reach Germany. · This picture was taken from a travel magazine- Happy Days in Germany. Deutsche Zentrale Für Tourismus Ev.
  15. 15. EDUCATION/WORK · Universities in Germany are highly prestigious not only to Germany natives, but also to transfer students from around the world. · German schools are different than American schools. Once the students reach the age of 10 they go into 4 different types of schools. The school of choice sets the future of the schools that they will attend.
  16. 16. HOLIDAYS · In Germany, the Holidays of the year are basically the same as in America. *Thanksgiving *Easter * Christmas *Oktoberfest * New Years · The people of Germany also celebrate Mardi Gras and of course Birthday’s.
  17. 17. FOODS OFGERMANY Was FehltMir? What Do I need? • Äpfel- Apple • Bier- Beer • Brot- Bread • Butter- Butter • Essig- Vinegar • Eier- Eggs • Fisch- Fish • Fleisca- Meat • Gebäck- Pastry • Gemiise- Vegetable • Honig- Honey • Joghurt- Yougurt • Käse- Cheese • Kaffee- Coffee • Kakao- Coco • Kartoffeln- Potatoes • Mehl- Flour • Milch- Milk • Nudeln- Noodle • Oel- Oil • Obst- Fruit • Paprika- Paprika • Rais- Rice • Rahm- Cream • Salz- Salt • Salat- Salad • Speck- Bacon • Suppen- Soupd • Tee- Tea • Wein- Wine • Wurst- Sausage • Zitronen- Lemon • Zucker- Sugar • Zurebeln- Onion
  18. 18. FUN FACTSOF GERMANY · In Bayern, a city of Germany a normal size beer glass is 1 liter ! · Germany ranks second in beer consumption per person under Ireland. · Wine is also a popular drink in Germany, and is the national drink of Germany. ·When driving in Germany, many people will use the Autobahnen. This is one of the fastest highways in the world. The average speed for a car on this highway is 130 km/hr.
  19. 19. Oktoberfest is a celebration in Germany that starts the third week in September and goes through until the first week in October. Oktoberfest began in 1810 as a celebration for a Royal Wedding. The celebration continued after the wedding in front of the city gates of Munich. Horse races were a big part of this celebration and the decision to continue the horse races during this time led to Oktoberfest. In 1896 beer tents were set up to accommodate the growing need for refreshment during this celebration and thus led to the tasting of beers from different breweries. More than six million people attend Oktoberfest every year in Munich .In 2011 the 178th Oktoberfest was celebrated in the United States.
  20. 20. More than six million people attend Oktoberfest every year in Munich .In 2011 the 178th Oktoberfest was celebrated in the United States.

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