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Welcome to German Culture! This is a must-visit site for all German culture lovers. Get information about German traditions, history, education in Germany, German language, traveling to Germany, and lots of interesting facts about Germany. Here are some:

  1. The population of Germany is approximately 82 million.
  2. In the middle of September in Munich begins the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival. Parades have begun brewing since 1810.
  3. Germany is home to the world-famous composers of classical music. The most famous German composers were: Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wagner and Richard Strauss.
  4. The Germans occupy the third position of the world beer rating (after the Czechs and the Austrians): beer consumption per capita here is about 106 l of beer per year.
  5. German athletes won a total of 1662 Olympic medals (as of 2012), i.e. more than any other country in the world except the USA.
  6. Germany was the first country in the world to adopt daylight saving time. This happened at the height of the First World War (1916).
  7. Almost 70% of German roads have no speed limit.
  8. There are more than 300 varieties of baked bread in Germany.
  9. German is the third most popular language in the world. It is official in 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
  10. Ulm Cathedral is the tallest church in the world. Its height is 161.53 m.

Oktoberfest 2014
The 181st Oktoberfest kicked off in Munich on September 20th and will run through October 5th. It is expected to be the biggest ever.

 

Asparagus and Shrimp Salad
A quick salad that is light and easy to make. Arugula has a slightly nutty taste which goes well with the herbal Spargel but you could use other lettuce or a bag of mixed greens to suit.

 
Facts about Germany
Basic information about German geography, economy, population, political system, education, etc. Provided by Library of Congress.
 

German Beer
The entire history of Germany, starting from the early times to medieval history to the events of the 20th century.


German Traditions
Here is a rich collection of peculiar German customs and traditions. Read about German wedding traditions, yodeling, ceramics traditions, and more.
 

Travel to Germany Guide - German castles, German lands and German maps - everything you need yo know planning your travel to Germany.
 

Autobahn
Speed limit, aggressiveness, notoriously long words and more - here is the list of the most popular myths about Germany.

 

Myths or truths? Take a look at this article and see what Germans think about other nations and what other nations think about them.



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Roast Pork and Sauerkraut
Okay, so sauerkraut and pork isn’t at all sexy, but what it lacks in fancy ingredients and visual appeal it more than makes up for in flavor and pure comfort food bliss.
 

Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich, a German-American actress and singer, used her her glamour and exotic good looks to cement her stardom and was one of the highest-paid actresses of her era.

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