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Intro to Germany and German Culture
Transcript of Intro to Germany and German Culture
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Neuschwanstein Castle, Upper Bavaria
Cologne Cathedral What we‘re famous for... The Octoberfest... Cars... For example the „BMW Werke“ in Munich
Beer... There are around 1300 breweries in Germany, producing over 5000 brands of beer (the most popular ones include Krombacher, Augustiner, Oettinger, and, especially important in Bremen, Beck‘s) Traditional costume, Munich, 19th century style Traditional costume, Bremen, 19th century style Germany as a unified country exists only since 1871 -> lots of regional differences
Culture and Customs
Language / Dialects
Culturally especially unique is the South, which was its own Kingdom until 1918
Common stereotypes of Germany are often actually stereotypes of Bavaria... such as Lederhosen! Culture & Traditions Traditions are valued – Trachtenvereine, cultivation of the dialect (musicians, comedians), traditional festivals in the villages
Especially in rural Bavaria, religion is an important part of life
Beautiful landscapes: Lakes, mountains, lots of opportunities for mountainbiking etc.
In Baden-Württemberg: best climate in all of Germany, famous for its wine In the South... „Kohlfahrt“ (Grünkohlessen - cabbage walk) In the North... What do you already know?
Ich heiße... wie heißt du?
Ich komme aus....
Sprechen Sie Englisch?
Wie viel kostet das?
last but not least: Ich liebe dich! Und jetzt auf Deutsch... Shares borders with: Netherlands Luxembourg Belgium France Switzerland Austria Czech Republic Denmark History Northern and
Southern Germany Famous primarily in awareness primarily out of awareness Iceberg Model of culture Relationships to animals Patterns of superior/subordinate relations Courtship practices Conception of Justice Tempo of work Eating practices Patterns of group decision-making Approaches to problem solving Roles in relation to status by age, gender, class, occupation, kinship, etc. Body language Conversational patterns in various social contexts Punctuality Conception of past and future Social interaction rate Facial expressions and Gestures 1800 BC 1870-1871 15th Century Germanic tribes move into the region 400 AD With the fall of the Roman empire, Germanic tribes start to spread out. Christianity becomes increasingly popular. 911 AD King Conrad I
ascends to the
throne The German empire begins. It lasts almost 1000 years (until 1806) – It's not a unified country, rather a loose association of states. 926 AD official title: „Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation“ 1806 Napoleon‘s army defeats the Prussian forces => end of the Holy Roman Empire Unification of Germany 1866: dispute over Schleswig-Holstein leads to Austro-Prussian war (Southern German states fight on Austrian side), Prussia defeats Austria German Confederation: loose association of German speaking states, attempts at unification 1815-1866 1864-1866 1864-65: Schleswig Wars. Austria and Prussia defeat the kingdom of Schleswig-Holstein World War I – web of secret and open treaties causes the war to expand rapidly to involve all of Europe, Germany fights alongside Austria-Hungary, Italy Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany Germany invades Poland, start of World War II in Europe World War II, ends with the defeat of Nazi Germany and the division into four zones 1914-1918 1919 1933 1939 1939-1945 1948 Culture 1989 German Reunification Fall of the Berlin Wall A few years prior to that in Russia: Perestroika and Glasnost movement Popular tourist destinations for their beaches and gentle rolling, windswept hills Standard High German is spoken generally The region has much in common with the neighboring Netherlands and Denmark giving its cities a very cosmopolitan and modern flair. The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns that dominated trade along the coast of Northern Europe. It stretched from the Baltic to the North Sea and inland during the Late Middle Ages and early modern period (c. 13th–17th centuries). Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
Für das deutsche Vaterland!
Danach lasst uns alle streben
Brüderlich mit Herz und Hand!
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
Sind des Glückes Unterpfand;
|: Blüh' im Glanze dieses Glückes,
Blühe, deutsches Vaterland! :| Unity and justice and freedom
For the German fatherland!
For these let us all strive
Brotherly with heart and hand!
Unity and justice and freedom
Are the pledge of fortune;
|: Flourish in this fortune's blessing,
Flourish, German fatherland! :| National Anthem Soccer! most popular sport in Germany World Cup: 1954, 1974, and 1990 recycling public transportation "Pfand" Paper, books, news-papers, etc. organic
Left-overs (food) Cans, plastic cups, foil
that are made out of plastic Basically everything else that doesn't need special treatment like batteries... If you return your empty bottles you get money back! 0,15-0,25€ per bottle and even more for a crate! very popular you can reach almost everything with it! but keep in mind culture is not only what you can see! this is also part of culture German 101! click next to see the translation
Hello! Good morning! Good bye! please... thank you Excuse me My name is... What's your name? I'm from... Do you speak English? How much does that cost? Where is...? I love you! know this already? click here Prezi by: Naomi Pentrel Thanks to Travis Hitchcock for the world map! For more information: http://www.facebook.com/JacobsPrezi If you liked this style of presenting:
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