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  1. 1. Germany – my home country! a little insight – let's kick off ...
  2. 2. Germany – in the center of western Europe <ul><li>876 km from North to South </li></ul><ul><li>640 km from West to East </li></ul><ul><li>82 Million inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>biggest export nation worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>together with France and England the economic driving force in the EU </li></ul>you may start drinking at the age of 16 with wine and beer
  3. 3. <ul><li>capital Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>consists of 16 states </li></ul><ul><li>biggest cities: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Berlin, 3,4 Mill </li></ul><ul><li>2. Hamburg, 1,8 Mill </li></ul><ul><li>3. Munich, 1,3 Mill </li></ul><ul><li>4. Cologne, 980.000 </li></ul><ul><li>5. Frankfurt a.M. 650.000 </li></ul>
  4. 4. capi the capital the south – bavaria southeast – wine region western old industrial area the northwest the northeast
  5. 5. History <ul><li>founded in 1871 from a loose affiliation of states </li></ul><ul><li>several revolutions, but most of them failed – most significant one in 1842 </li></ul><ul><li>f rom there we also have our national colors </li></ul><ul><li>suffered from world wars I+II </li></ul><ul><li>(1914-18, 1939-1945) </li></ul><ul><li>dark episode during the national socialism era (1933 – 1945) – but nazis a little on the rise again today :( </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>After the world war II (1945), Germany was occupied </li></ul><ul><li>after the other allied forces freed their part, the UDSSR kept theirs and built a wall </li></ul><ul><li>from 1962 – 1989 Germany was split in 2 parts </li></ul>Split Germany
  7. 7. Walldancing <ul><li>since 1989 we are united again, “the Wall” was broken down </li></ul><ul><li>people danced where before people had been killed for trying to cross </li></ul><ul><li>October 3 rd is now our (only one nationwide) national holiday </li></ul><ul><li>but the east remains poorer than the west since then </li></ul>
  8. 8. Religion <ul><li>Martin Luther translated the bible from Latin to German, so everybody could read it </li></ul><ul><li>by that, he created the common German language still spoken today </li></ul><ul><li>people could now understand the bible +many turned away from the catholic church </li></ul><ul><li>and so he founded the protestant movement in Germany (unwillingly) </li></ul><ul><li>today the south and middle is mostly still catholic and the north mostly protestant (also has less holidays ;( ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous people <ul><li>Goethe – Writer (Faust) </li></ul><ul><li>Nietzsche – Philosopher </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Marx – Father of Socialism </li></ul><ul><li>Beethoven - Composer </li></ul>
  10. 10. the capital - Berlin <ul><li>is the perfect example of the reunion, since the city had been split into 2 parts </li></ul><ul><li>has been the capital since the reun i on, b ut half the m inis t eries are still in the old capital - Bonn </li></ul>
  11. 11. The South <ul><li>has a differe nt accen t than the standard German (up to even a different grammar!) </li></ul><ul><li>has the most concentration of higher industry in Germany </li></ul><ul><li>has the mountains </li></ul><ul><li>has the “O k toberfest” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Oktoberfest <ul><li>the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year </li></ul><ul><li>16 days up to and including the first Sunday in October </li></ul><ul><li>they se rve sausage, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese nood les), and sau erkraut </li></ul><ul><li>sold 6.1 million mugs of beer in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>2007, the price of a Maß (1 litre) will cost between €7.30 and €7.90 </li></ul><ul><li>concludes the picture most people have of Germany </li></ul>
  13. 13. The North <ul><li>has the most millionaires of the country in one city – Hamburg </li></ul><ul><li>is in general a little poorer than the South </li></ul><ul><li>has the purest German (in Hanover) </li></ul><ul><li>has the city with the highest live quality in the world for its size (Münster) </li></ul><ul><li>the capital (Berlin) </li></ul><ul><li>has the sea and therefore the beach :D </li></ul>
  14. 14. The North <ul><li>mostly lives from tourism and has a lot of farmers </li></ul><ul><li>has Volkswagen (VW) </li></ul><ul><li>always greets “Moin – Moin Moin” - which comes from “good morning” - every time of the day! </li></ul><ul><li>has the “Wattenmeer” - you can walk on the seafloor to other islands! </li></ul>
  15. 15. ... you can walk for miles ... ... but get back before the water comes!
  16. 16. Hamburg(o) <ul><li>to be discovered next time ... ;) </li></ul>

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