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A Year in Germany
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The capital of Germany is Berlin.
Language spoken is basic German.
German is one of the most hardest languages to learn.
Form of government is Federal republic.
The area of Germany is 137,810 square miles.
Islam is on the rise, and is expected to growth even more in the near future.
Roman Catholic 34%
Other or unspecified 28.3%
There are about 80.62 million people in Germany since 2013
Religion / Population
Germany's currency is 1.08 US Dollar
The Euro was introduced as cash currency in Germany on 1st January 2002.
The introduction of the Euro was the sole decision of the political leaders.
Euro coins from any member state are valid in all states throughout the Euro zone.
1 euro = 1.09 US Dollar
A Year In Germany
You should certainly avoid humour in all difficult or important business situations.
The most common form of greeting is a handshake. A man waits for a woman to extend her hand before shaking it.
In groups, several people do not shake hands at once; crossing someone else's handshake is inappropriate.
Germans generally do not greet strangers on the street, although sincere smiles are appreciated.
Chewing gum in public is inappropriate.
Talking with hands in the pockets is disrespectful.
Pointing the index finger to some ones head is disrespect because that is indicating that they are crazy.
Germany has very delicious foods, and each religion has a different cuisine.
Popular dishes are;
Apfelstrudel which is basically a delicious pastry filled with apples flavored with sugar, cinnamon, raisins and breadcrumbs.
Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte is a liqueur distilled from tart cherries. Alternating layers of rich chocolate cake, cherries and whipped cream are topped off with more cream, maraschino cherries and chocolate shavings.
Barbarella's German Pancakes
2 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
Place the eggs, sugar, flour and milk into the container of a blender. Process until smooth on low speed.
Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Pour batter about 1/4 cup at a time (or more for larger pancakes). Tilt pan to achieve a round shape. Heat until golden, then flip and brown on the other side. Serve immediately with syrup, or fresh berries and whipped cream.
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is one of the best-known landmarks of Germany. It is built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg
Holidays & Festivals
Places to go...
Myths / Folk Tales
Germany has many holidays. Mostly every one celebrates them according to their religion.
Oktoberfest; is one of the most famous, but there are many other traditional celebrations in Germany, and pumpkin festivals around Halloween.
February/March | Mardi Gras – In Catholic regions in February or March, depending on the date of Easter.
March/April | Easter - falls in the month of March or April.
May 1* | May Day – Known in most parts of the world as Labor Day.
December 6 | St. Nicholas Day – Nikolaustag is when children get small gifts from Saint Nicholas.
December 25* | Christmas Day
I went to many places and had a great time. I recommend going out to eat most of the time so you try new things.
Europa-Park; Located in south-west Germany between Freiburg and Offenburg, Europa-Park is the biggest theme park in the German-speaking countries.
The Berlin Wall; The Berlin Wall Trail, a route for walkers and cyclists split into 14 sections, follows the path of the former wall.
March: Average low 33° F, average high 47° F
April: Average low 39° F, average high 58° F
May: Average low 47° F, average high 67° F
June: Average low 51° F, average high 72° F
July: Average low 54° F, average high 76° F
August: Average low 55° F, average high 76° F
September: Average low 49° F, average high 67° F
October: Average low 40° F, average high 58°F
November: Average low 34° F, average high 47° F
December: Average low 27° F, average high 41° F
January: Average low 23° F, average high 40° F
February: Average low 25° F, average high 41° F
Spring is march - may
As any time of year, the weather in Germany can be unpredictable, and sometimes, spring seems to arrive hesitantly: It can still snow in March, and the weather in April may change from sun to rain or hail showers in a couple of hours.
Summer is June - August In summer, you can enjoy long, sunny days, with temperatures often ranging between 70° and 80° F. But the summer months are also the time when precipitation in Germany is high.
Fall is September- November,In September and October, the weather in Germany can be pleasant . Germans call these last warm days of the year “Altweibersommer” (Indian weather)
In November, the days are getting noticeably shorter, cold, and gray, and it sometimes can snow.
Winter is December- February German winters are cold, with temperatures often dropping below zero. Other parts of Germany are often have a white Christmas as well, but there is no guarantee for snow.
The Morbach Monster
Legend has it that Morbach, Rhineland-Palatinate was the last place a werewolf was killed. A single candle still burns in the village as a reminder, and a warning. One night in 1988, this candle went out and a huge wolf figure was soon spotted, standing upright at a US airbase, having scaled a three-metre high fence. He stood, staring at the soldiers then returned to the forest. The candle was re-lit, and has never gone out since.
Sailors beware: There once was a beautiful young woman named Lorelei who threw herself into the Rhine and drowned after her heart was broken. She was transformed into a siren whose sad, haunting singing lures drooling sailors to come crashing onto the rocks. A statue of the vengeful Lorelei watches over the treacherous stretch of water near Sankt Goarshausen.
"if it aint broke dont fix it or fix it until it is" attitude
cafes with their arrogant, poor service hours of operation
Graffiti and litter
Over-sized, huge government, everyone interpreting regulations differently.
No public water fountains.
No air conditioners, window screening
only 3 good warm months
Freedom of speech, freedom of belief is stunted due to Germany's "dark past".
The amount of ignorance, and acceptance of xenophobic views.
In Germany, most families have cars,but they choose to use public transportation because of limited parking. The Autobahn is a stretch of highway where the speed limit is 80 mph. and in some places there is no speed limit.