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Germany, Energy and Change After Fukushima
Japan's tsunami's effect on nuclear reactors brought about what was supposedly a partial and temporary nuclear shutdown in Germany, affecting its 'green' energy policy. Temporary it wasn't, and the long term outlook for consumers and the economy is anyone's guess, so far it is not positive.

The Black Forest, Cuckoo Clocks and Cake
Germany's Black Forest, home to: the first Cuckoo Clocks - invented during the long snowbound winter months, centuries of history and tradition, unspoiled scenery, Roman era health resorts, a famous cherry cake, the world's largest cuckoo clock. And a fascinating Clock Route.

Germany Fun Facts
There's a Chancellor Angela Merkel Barbie Doll, German affection for red Hungarian paprika means it's added to everything from potato chips and meat to sauces, in Bavaria beer is officially a food, and phone calls are answered only by the surname, never a greeting. Some fun facts.

German Music - Fast Facts
Germany's spirited German music scene ranges from classical to techno. It has one seventh of the world’s opera houses, almost a million music school students, world famous music festivals and a singer whose continuing live show hit is a song sung in praise of a sausage, the "Curry Wurst".

Beethoven's 9th Symphony and The Ode to Joy
The European Union's Anthem 'The Ode to Joy' is Beethoven's emotive and idealistic choral finale from the 4th movement of his 9th symphony. First performances were thought revolutionary, but now it is heard in everything from Die Hard and Japanese New Year celebrations to Olympic openings.

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer and Pianist
An iconic German born composer and child prodigy, who first performed in public aged seven and broke new ground in Western classical music. Continuing to produce musical masterpieces even when profoundly deaf.

Germany Facts - Life Behind the Beer and Sausages
Germany, the country and its people. Richly diverse, the world's fifth largest economy and Europe's industrial powerhouse, filled with castles, medieval villages, unspoiled nature, mountain ranges, stunning scenery, culture of every variety. And a complex history.

Herbs and Natural Medicine in Germany
A cough? Then out come onions, garlic and honey. Arthritis? Then...chili. For centuries herbs, plants, and vegetables have been used in German speaking countries as folk medicine and effective remedies. In combination with conventional equivalents, natural medicine is as relevant today as ever.

German Carnival, Fasching, Fastnacht & Co.
Karneval, Fastnacht, Fasching, Germany's Mardi Gras. Different regions, different names and traditions as "The Fifth and Foolish Season" takes over city streets, with "Crazy, Zany, Küsschen, Kater und Krapfen". Not enjoyed by everyone, so Karnevalsmuffel, Carnival Grouchers, head for the hills.

Carnival Jelly Donut, a Faschingskrapfen Recipe
A festival is not a festival in Germany unless traditional food is involved , and for Karneval, Mardi Gras, that is Faschingskrapfen, Carnival Jelly Donuts. Its story and recipe for those Berliner, Pfannkuchen, Fastnachtskrapfen - same thing, different names depending on the region.

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