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A PowerPoint presentation on the Cuisine, Culture, Language, fmous Personalities and Places of Germany.

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A presentation on Germany:

A presentation on Germany by Anurag Bindal – XXXX Public School Delhi

Germany: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit (Unity and Justice and Freedom):

Germany: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit (Unity and Justice and Freedom) Germany is one of the major political powers of Europe. It has 16 states. Germany’s capital city is Berlin. It is also it’s largest city. It is the most populous member state of the European Union with a population of ( approx ) 81.799 million, as per year 2010. The National Flag is a Tricolour with horizontal bands of Black, Red and Gold. The Oak Tree is the National Tree of Germany. East Germany and West Germany (formed after 1945) were reunited on October 3, 1990.

Geography:

Germany is situated in Western and Central Europe. It is bordered by, Denmark to the North Poland and Czech Republic to its East Austria and Switzerland to its South France and Luxembourg to South-west Belgium and Netherlands to North-west It is the 62 nd largest country in the World. Most parts of Germany receives rainfall throughout the year. Geography

Culture:

Culture From its very start, Germany’s culture has been shaped by its intellectuals, and artists. It has been known as “the land of poets and thinkers” ( Das Land der Dichter und Denker) According to a BBC Poll, Germany had the most positive influence in the world in 2011. Germany has produced some of the famous Painters and Musicians of the World such as, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann S. Bach, Amadeus W. Mozart, and Richard Strauss

Culture:

Culture Architecture : Architecture primarily consists of the Ottonian and the Carolingian styles. The Baroque, the Gothic and the Renaissance architecture also exist. Dance : Dance is usually traditional and the approach classical . The dance theatres have roots in the expressionist dance and political theatres. Language : 95% of the people speak German language. The German word for “German” is “Deutsch” (pronounced as “Daw- sh - ch ) Etiquettes: Germans attach great importance to punctuality. If you are visiting the house of a German, remember to open your shoes before you enter and bring a smile on the face of your host by presenting him or her with a bunch of flowers !

Famous Personalities:

Famous Personalities Nicolaus Copernicus: Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus identified the concept of a heliocentric solar system, in which the sun, rather than the earth, was the centre of the solar system . Adolf Hitler: Adolf Hitler was the dictator leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He started World War II and oversaw fascist policies that resulted in millions of deaths Levi Strauss: Levi Strauss started an enduring fashion empire, which he launched by making one of the world's most durable and popular clothing items – the blue jeans . Karl Marx: German philosopher and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx published the most famous works that form the basis of the theory of Marxism .

Famous Personalities:

Famous Personalities Albert Einstein: Theoretical Physicists and Mathematician, Einstein is considered the century’s most influential scientist. He is known as the Father of Modern Physics and received the Noble Prize in 1921 for his Theory of Relativity . Ludwig van Beethoven: He was a deaf german composer and the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the classical and the romantic eras. Michael Schumacher: Michael Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver in the history of Formula One. He started his racing career in 1981 and became Germany’s youngest driver. M iroslav Klose : Klose is a football player who plays as a Striker. He has received the Golden Boot Award in 2006 and is also on the List of Top FIFA World Cup goalsorers . He is famous for his short decisive passes and headers.

Cuisine:

Cuisine German cuisine varies from region to region. German restaurants are the second most decorated restaurants in the world after French. Meat is eaten in most parts in the form of sausage form and Beer is considered as the National drink. Poultry, beef and pork are the main varieties of meat that are consumed. Though turkey, goose and duck are also favored to a great extent The fishes are usually served as grilled but sea fish is not served as a part of a traditional meal.

Cuisine:

Cuisine Vegetables such as turnips, carrots, peas, beans and cabbages are used in stews; fried onions are used with meat and the potato is so common that the Germans do not consider it to be a vegetable at all. Spargel is white asparagus that is a favourite among the Germans. These are the common foods that are eaten and the food is often flavored by Horseradish, mustard, Leberkäse and Weißwurst .

Festivals:

Festivals Berlin Film Festival Berlin Film Festival is a very important festival and is held in Berlin and is regarded as one of world's most glamorous event and sees visitors from all over the world coming here and it is held every year in February and the fair has been held since 1951. The jury compromises representatives from all over the world. The premieres of the films are held in the Berlin ale Palast

Festivals:

Festivals Oktoberfest Oktoberfest is held in Munich every year at the end of September or early October. This is a famous festival that celebrates Beer. This is specially made and is different both in flavour and alcohol content of the usual variety of beer. People from all over the world come to participate in the event and there are Beer Tents set up where people gather to enjoy and have a nice time together

Festivals:

Festivals Berlin Love Parade Berlin Love Parade is a very important festival and the event dates back to 1989 and it intends to promote peace, love and international understanding through music. The parade takes place in the middle of July. The parade is characterized by open roof trucks that usually represent the local clubs. One would also find DJs playing the console for the general crowd gathered here.

Festivals:

Festivals Carnival of Germany – Mardi Gras The festival called Mardi Gras and sees a large parade with people dressed in colourful attires and donning colourful masks. This was originally a Pagan festival but recently the event has changed its character and has gone on to include some Christian elements and the festival also sees some representation of political satires and the event takes place during February.

Handicrafts:

Handicrafts Germany has been famous for its arts and crafts the world over for centuries. German artists have enjoyed the praise of the world in different centuries. German handicrafts are famous all over the world and are in great demand for their painstakingly crafted intricate decorations and colorful styles. In ancient times German crafts used to be organised in guilds and the process of becoming a craftsman involved being a Lehrling (apprentice) for some time with the Meister (master). The remnants of these practices still survive in some parts of Germany and the German are proud of their arts and crafts tradition.

Handicrafts:

Handicrafts A lot of Handicrafts are bought and sold during the Christmas time. The Christmas markets of Germany are especially noted for the wide range of traditional German handicrafts.You can get everything from traditional German angels and nutcrackers to smokers here. These items make great gifts. Best of all, Christmas markets in Germany are open all round the year, so you can shop any time of the year! Handcrafted clocks, beer steins, figurines, music boxes and woodcarvings are famous German handicrafts known the world over.

Monuments and Places to Visit:

Monuments and Places to Visit Neuschwanstein , nestled in the Bavarian Alps, is the most famous German castle. Ludwig II of Bavaria constructed this fairy tale castle in 1869, with the help of a stage designer, for pure pleasure. Brandenburg Gate , Situated in Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is the national symbol for Germany. Built in 1791, the gate was a symbol of peace. It is crowned with the winged goddess of victory, riding a four-horsed chariot.

Monuments and Places to Visit:

Monuments and Places to Visit The Cathedral of Cologne is the third tallest cathedral in the world. It took over 600 years to construct this gothic masterpiece, and when it was finished in 1880, it was still true to the original plans from 1248. The Victory Column is a major tourist attraction to the city of Berlin. Berliners, with their fondness for giving nicknames to buildings, call the statue Goldelse , meaning "Golden Lizzy “. I t was inaugurated on 2 September 1873. It has a bronze statue of Victoria, 8.3 meters high, an weighing 35 tonnes.

Monuments and Places to Visit:

Monuments and Places to Visit Hofbräuhaus, in Munich is the most famous beer hall in the world. This Bavarian institution has defined gemütlich (“comfy”) since 1589. Wash down Bavarian specialties and giant pretzels with beer that is only served in one- liter glasses. Trier, is the oldest city of Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. It was founded as a Roman colony in 16 B.C . Highlights of the city are the Porta Nigra , the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps, and the Cathedral of Trier.

Costumes:

Costumes Tracht : is a traditional national costume in German-speaking countries. Although the word is most often associated with Austrian and Bavarian costumes, many other peoples of Germany have them. Dirndl: is a type of traditional dress worn in Germany – especially Bavaria – Liechtenstein, Austria, and South Tyrol, based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants. Dresses that are loosely based on the dirndl are known as Landhausmode

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