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Germany Ppt

  1. 1. Germany Federal Republic
  2. 2. <ul><li>Germany is a Federal Country which has 16 Federal States. It's on the “heart” of Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Each state has its own constitution, parliament and government. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Germany is the country with the highest population on the European Union (82,5 million inhabitants). </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of immigrants: 7,3 million. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cold winters and cool summers. In the centre temperatures are more extreme but prolonged periods of frost or snow are not common. Rain falls throught the year. </li></ul>THE CLIMATE <ul><li>Extremes commonly reach -10°C in winter and 35°C in the summer months. </li></ul>
  5. 5. NATURAL HERITAGE <ul><li>Germany receives millions of tourists every year. Many of them visit the country’s attractive nature reserves. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ATTRACTIONS <ul><li>Neuschwanstein castle is a 19th century Bavarian castle on a rugged hill. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria known as the &quot;Insane King“. It is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ATTRACTIONS <ul><li>In Germany there are 600 fine arts museums: </li></ul><ul><li>WolfsburgArt museum, New Weimar Museum, Folkwang Museum, Ludwig Museum, Bode Museum, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. GASTRONOMY (FOOD) <ul><li>German people love </li></ul><ul><li>cheese and beer. </li></ul>
  9. 9. GASTRONOMY (WINE) <ul><li>The German wines grow up in 13 zones. </li></ul><ul><li>There are more than 140 varieties. </li></ul><ul><li>They are exported to USA, UK, Japan, Norway, Sweden,... </li></ul>
  10. 10. GASTRONOMY (MEAL TIMES) <ul><li>In Germany the meal times are earlier than in Spain. They have lunch between 12:00 and 14:30 and at night, they usually have dinner at 20:00. </li></ul>
  11. 11. GERMAN RECIPE: CURRYWURST <ul><li>INGREDIENTS: </li></ul><ul><li>ketchup </li></ul><ul><li>spices or paprika </li></ul><ul><li>sugar </li></ul><ul><li>salt and pepper </li></ul><ul><li>curry </li></ul><ul><li>butter </li></ul><ul><li>fried potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Bratwurst Germany sausages </li></ul>Put the ketchup in a saucepan and warm to slow fire. Add curry. Then sugar, salt and pepper. Add spices or paprika. Fry the sausages in a frying pan with butter. You could also grill it. Slice the sausages and spill the sauce on them.
  12. 12. POPULAR TRADITIONS <ul><li>“ Polka” is a very traditional dancing from Austria but it's very popular in the zone of Bavaria. It's a fast dance which is danced by couples or groups. </li></ul>
  13. 13. POPULAR TRADITIONS <ul><li>There is an important rock festival called “Rock am Ring” at Nürburgring. It is also the track for a Formula One grand prix. </li></ul>
  14. 14. POPULAR TRADITIONS <ul><li>Oktoberfest is a festival held each year in Munich, in October. It is the world's largest fair. People drink beer and eat German specialities. </li></ul>
  15. 15. RELIGION <ul><li>Christianity is the largest religion in Germany 73%. Then Islam 4% followed by Buddhism and Judaism. </li></ul><ul><li>Protestants are 39%, Catholics are 31%, Orthodox are 4,7%, nonreligious 25%. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The present pope, Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) is German. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. RELIGION <ul><li>Luther established Protestantism in 1515 challenging the Catholic Church as he saw it as a corruption of Christian faith. It holds that Scripture is the source of revealed truth. </li></ul>
  17. 17. RELIGION: ISLAM IN GERMANY <ul><li>The third religion in importance in Germany is the Islam. A 4%. </li></ul><ul><li>This is because there are a lot of inmigrants from Turkey. </li></ul>
  18. 18. CLICHES OR STEREOTYPES <ul><li>They don't like smiling a lot. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>They are very neat and they like recycling. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>They are very </li></ul><ul><li>hard-working and </li></ul><ul><li>very skillful people. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>They have the only female Prime Minister in Europe. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angela Merkel </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. AN IMPORTANT WOMAN <ul><li>Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179) </li></ul><ul><li>German scientist, philosopher, theologian and composer. </li></ul><ul><li>Hildegard was considered, by historians to be among the most important scientists of her age and perhaps the most significant woman scientist in Medieval Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>She was also considered a healer and early theologian and she was venerated in the church. </li></ul>
  23. 23. GROUP MEMBERS <ul><li>Inmaculada López Cubero </li></ul><ul><li>Bibiana Granados Jurado </li></ul><ul><li>Beatriz Cabello Barón </li></ul><ul><li>Paola Lira García </li></ul><ul><li>IES Blas Infante. Córdoba. Spain. ICT Tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>For Comenius A World of Differences and School Peace Project </li></ul><ul><li>January 2009 </li></ul>

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