Delaney Meller

Fast Facts

Continent---- Europe

Capital---- Berlin

Population---- 80,854,408 People

Area---- 137,847 sq. mi.

Main Language---- German

Main Religion---- Christian

Distance from capital to Washington D.C---- 4,184.7.5 Miles

Eating and Diet

Most German people eat with their fork in left hand and knife in right. Popular food include: potatoes, noodles, dumplings, sauces, vegetables, pastries, pork, beef, and chicken. Breakfast consists of rolls and various combinations of jam, honey, meat, cheese, and hard-boiled eggs served with coffee, tea, or milk. Hot and cold cereals are increasingly popular For lunch they eat soup, a main dish, and dessert. For a lighter more healthier lunch they eat, open-faced sandwiches (cheese, meats, and spreads). Two-income families rarely have a big midday meal, saving the main meal for dinner.


Most people in Germany believe you shouldn't wear a very casual outfit like a pair of sweat pants and a t-shirt in public they believe you should dress appropriately and wear a little bit of like a fancy casual. Woman use make-up sparingly. Some people in Southern Germany during festivals and celebrations will wear traditional attire, which include Lederhosen (leather pants), Dirndlkleider (dresses with gathered waists and full skirts, worn with an apron), Bavarian suits, and alpine hats.


A common greeting is an hand shake. A man waits for a woman to reach and shake his hand than a woman to wait and the man shakes his hand. Crossing through someone's hand shake is considered very inappropriate. Gutan tag (good day) or people will say hallo(hello).By tradition, only family members and close friends address each other by first name. Others use titles and surnames.

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