Germany

by Megan Shepker

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Climate

  • Most of Germany is moderate.
  • Baltic has extreme temperatures.

Geography

  • Lowlands in north
  • Highlands in South and Central
  • Bavarian Alps
  • Black Forest

Size

  • 137,903 miles squared

Capital

  • Berlin

Population

  • 80.62 million

language

  • German
  • English

Brief history

  • 843- Frankish Empire collapsed and Germany emerged
  • 1806- French invade
  • 1848- Revolution failed to unify Germany
  • 1923- Hitler and the Nazis emerge
  • 1936- Berlin hosts Olympias
  • 1949- Country divided
  • 1961- Berlin wall goes up
  • 1989- Berlin wall goes down

Government

  • Parliamentary Republic

Religion

  • Christian=65%- 70%

Major Industries

  • Mercedes Benz
  • Engineering
  • Solar energy

Beliefs

  • Structure
  • Privacy
  • Punctuality
  • thriftiness
  • hard work
  • perfectionist
  • doesn't admit faults

Native outfit

  • Men: lederhosen or leather trousers and a shirt
  • Women: dirndlor skirt, blouse or bodice and apron

Holidays

  • January 6- Epiphany
  • March 5- Ash Wednesday
  • August 8- Peace Festival
  • November 1- All Stains Day

Points of Interest

  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt
  • Munich
  • Heidelberg
  • Stuttgart
  • Aschaffenburg

Cuisine

  • Ingredients: meat, vegetables, grains, seafood, dairy
  • Typical dishes: Apfelstrudel, Rote Grutze, Schnitzel (Wiener), Wurst
Kasespatzle-spatzle and Brezel- pretzel


  • Characteristics of food: healthy, hearty, home-stlye, homemade
  • Preparation methods: pan-fry, bake, boil, steam, roast
  • Meal Patterns: Breakfast- bread, cheese, meat, coffee, hard-boiled eggs, and some times yogurt
Lunch- main meal eaten away from home, meat, bread, vegetables


Dinner- main meal eaten at home home, meat, bread, vegetables


  • Severing Customs: both parents cook, three meals, eat at the table together