Physical Characteristics• The size of Germany is 357,021 sq km.• Germany’s capital is Berlin.• Germany includes flat lands, hills, lakes, rivers, mountains, and large areas of forest.
Physical Characteristics Continued• Germany shares borders with nine other European countries.1. Austria2. Belgium3. Czech Republic4. Denmark5. France6. Luxembourg7. Netherlands8. Poland9. Switzerland
Physical Characteristics Continued• Germany is separated into three section:1. Northern Germany2. Central Germany3. Southern Germany• The northern part of Germany is relatively flat while to southern part has a more elevated and rugged terrain.• Three rivers enter Germany.• The Elbe and Rhine river connect Germany to the sea.
Cultural Characteristics• It’s population is 82,329,758 people.• The official language spoken is German.• Christianity is the most popular religion there.• The people of Germany have very good etiquette• Germany fought two World Wars.• Germany has the world’s fourth largest economy.• Germany is based on a social and democratic federal state.
Customs and Traditions• Every year during October in Germanys capital city Munich, a beer festival takes place.• In the early days the brides furniture were carried to her future home in a cart with driver and musicians.• A common belief is that on Christmas Eve, wine can be tasted through the rivers water, the animals start talking, precious gems can be found from the mountains, and the church bells can be heard only by those who have pure