FAMOUS FACTS OF GERMANY Submitted by: Sumedha A2305208703 CS11X
Adolf Hitler 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945• Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945•Head of state from 1934 to 1945.•Appointed Weimar Republic into the Third Reich,•In 1923, sentenced for a time,during which he wrote Mein Kampf• Motivated policies resulted in the deaths of as many as17 million people, including Jews.• In 1945, Hitler married Eva Braun, his long-time mistress.•On 30 April 1945, to avoid capture by the Red Army, the twocommitted suicide.
Albert Einstein 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955• Published more than 300 scientific papers.• "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."• Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".• He proposed theory of relativity.
Michael Schumacher• Born in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany,• Greatest F1 racer,• Schumacher, seven-time world champion,• An ambassador for UNESCO,• A spokesman for driver safety.
Marlene Dietrich• First German Actress, singer and entertainer who flourished in Hollywood,• She was mysterious, glamorous, original, beautif ul, and smart,• A fashion icon to the top designers,• Earned an Oscar nomination,
Johann Sebastian Bach• greatest composer of the baroque era,• His most famous works of artistic beauty are: *Brandenburg concertos; *the Goldberg Variations; *the English Suites, *French Suites, *Well-Tempered Clavier;
Levi Strauss• The great father of blue jeans,• He was a German entrepreneur,• the worlds first jeans - Levis® jeans made in 1873,• Levis® trademark is registered in more than 160 countries.
Schloss Neuschwanstein• Was the ultimate castle of Mad King Ludwig.• Built between 1869 and 1886.• Follows the Romanesque style to a large extent.• It looks magical, high on a hill against an Alpine background.• It tells you where Disney’s castle came from.
Burg Eltz• BURG ELTZ is the most beautiful medieval castle in all of Germany.• Located in a small side-valley near Moselkern ,• Parts of the castle date back to 1160 AD, but building work continues to the present day.• Owned by the Golden Lion branch of the family since 1815.• In the courtyard, the three buildings in different architectural styles can easily be distinguished.
Schloss Heidelberg• The Heidelberg skyline is dominated by the ruins of the Schloss (Castle), Schloss Heidelberg.• It was for five centuries the principle residence of the Prince Electors of the Kurpfalz.• However, since its destruction by the French in the late 17th century, it has been Germany’s most famous ruin.• Parts have been restored but most are still in ruins.
The Marksburg• The Marksburg castle, situated on the right bank of the Rhine near Boppard, is an impressive sight.• It can be seen from afar perched on a small steep hill.• The defense possibilities are obvious even to the untrained eye.• This is the only castle along the Middle Rhine that was never conquered or destroyed.• If you have time to visit only one castle along the Rhine, make it this one.
The Wartburg Castle• Eisenachs principal attraction.• The Wartburg’s history goes back to around 1067• The family was powerful enough to consider it proper to add a third floor to the main Romanesque palace building.• Something that was generally done only for a residence of the German king.• St Elizabeth also lived at the Wartburg, shortly before the Ludovingian family died out in 1247.
Schloss Braunfels• Schloss Braunfels has an 800-year history.• In 1679, a major fire destroyed the castle and most of the town.• The count then erected a Baroque residence in its place.• In 1880, the towers were finally added, giving the castle its unique silhouette and the accompanying label, "Neuschwanstein of Hesse.
The Residenz• The Wittelsbach family ruled Bavaria for 700 years,• Built the massive Residenz (Residence) complex from 1385 onwards.• It has examples of all building styles with large sections in the Renaissance and Classical styles.• The interior, inevitably, also has many Baroque and Rococo rooms.• The complex houses several museums – if time is limited give preference to the Treasury.