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German Culture Site Map
Traditions, celebrations and holidays often go hand in hand in Germany, with many common throughout the country, but the different states also have their own additional and alternative festivities.
Life and living in Germany, some of the country´s facts, figures, personalities, and entrenched traditions, ranging from informative and useful to fun and "now who would have thought that?"
Thinkers, Inventors, Authors, Composers, Heroes and unfortunately tyrants....Germans have made a mark on history. Including in world culture, technology, medicine, literature, medicine and philosophy.
Germany offers far more than Carnival, Octoberfest and the Christmas (Weihnachts) markets, regardless of the time of year throughout the country there are countless festivals and events taking place.
Because until the late 19th century there was no ´Germany´ the country has no real ´national cuisine´, instead a variety of very different regional cuisines and those differences make for good food.
Throughout all its regions Germany has a wide variety of favorite cakes, tarts, cookies, desserts and all things sweet.
Yes there really is a world beyond Sauerkraut and Liebfraumilch in Germany, and this is the place to find some "foodie" facts as well as seasonal, or just alcoholic or non-alcoholic "liquid", recipes.
Germany´s rich, varied and complex history doesn´t only colour its past. In many ways, from architecture, museums and the country´s states to politics and the media, it still touches upon the present.
Travel Hotspots. Here you will find cities, tourist routes, historic and/or stunning sights worth seeing, celebrations and festivals to visit and take part in, and recreation from spas to skiing.
Deutschland Heute, "Today´s Germany".....What makes Germany "Tick". Plus topics "in the news" and some "fun" stuff, together with useful general, and current, information
Germany is filled with traditions, and that includes the food and drinks which are prepared and consumed with gusto during the various holidays and seasons. Here are some of the most popular recipes
‘I speak Spanish to God, French to men, Italian to women and German to my horse’, a somewhat biased quote from Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor a.k.a. Spain’s Carlos I. ‘German’ can in fact be fun.
A work in progress. German contemporary and past literature, historical literature, current literary trends, and authors past and present.
German Television Channels and Programmes, Radio, and Online Newspaper and Magazine websites mirror the country and its people, and also make it possible to keep up with German life and news.
German cultural tastes ensure that movies in Germany, "home grown" or foreign, reach an enthusiastic public, and even the smallest town will have its own, well supported, theatre for live performances
"Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life", wrote Jean Paul Richter. In Germany music is found everywhere, from famous orchestras, composers, and choirs, to oompah bands and techno sound.
Opportunities to get connected to German-American and German-speaking Organizations, Communities, Business Links and Resources. Contacts for travelers to Germany
Here are some fun, and not too difficult, quizzes and games. And no, "German Culture" and "Fun" really is not a contradiction in terms, so why don´t you try them and see how far you get.
Interesting, educative and fun topics and websites, covering all aspects of Germany and German life, and designed with children and young people in mind.
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