food• Bread is the main food at both breakfast and dinner.• Dinner generally consists of bread, sausages or cold cuts, cheese, and vegetable garnish.• Lunch around noon is the usual warm meal of the day.• Beer is important in German cuisine and is served with many meals.
Famous artists• Die Brucke• Blau Reiter The Large Blue Horses by Franz Marc Masks by Emil Nolde
Famous Composers• Bach• Beethoven• Brahms• Mozart• Pachelbel
Interesting Facts• Germany is the 2nd largest consumer of beer in the world after Ireland.• About ¼ of all Americans claim at least partial German ancestry.• Germany can be credited with the invention of the following: insulin, pocket watch, light bulb, motorcycle, and LCD screens• Germany is one of the last countries to still allow smoking in the work place.
Oktoberfest• 16-day festival held in Munich.• Largest fair in the world with more than 5 million people attending each year.• Began when King Ludwig married Princess Theresa in 1810. They invited all the citizens of Munich to join the celebration outside the city gates.• 1,850,000 gallons of beer are consumed.