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3. History & Culture Question 1...* What festival is Munchen famous for? Write a 50 word description of the festival, including when it occurs each year. The festival that Munchen is famous for is Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Oktoberfest is a 2 week festival during late September and early October. It is one of the most famous events in the city and is also the world’s largest fair. They have approximately 6 million people who attend the festival.

4. History & Culture Question 2...* Berlin was famous for its wall. Which country built it? When did they build it? Why did they build it? The Berlin wall was built in the night on the 13th of August in 1961. It was built by the East German Government because most of the East German’s were moving into the West Berlin or West Germany because the East side was a communist country and they wanted to live a better life in the west.

5. History & Culture Question 3...* When did the Berlin wall come down? Find a picture of it. The Berlin wall came down on the 9th of November in 1989.

6. Question 4...* Choose one of the following composers and write a description (50 words) of his life and work: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the year 1756 and he died when he was 35. In his life he wrote over 600 compositions. Mozart is famous for his classical music. When Mozart was 4 years old, his father taught him to play the clavier (keyboard) and at the age of 5, he was already writing his own pieces. History & Culture

7. Question 5...* What were the Brothers Grimm famous for? Name three of their works. The Brothers Grimm are famous for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales and for their work in linguistics (language). Three of their works are Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella. History & Culture

8. History & Culture Question 6...* In 2006, Germany hosted the Football World Cup. Find: a) the symbol used

9. History & Culture Question 6...* In 2006, Germany hosted the Football World Cup. Find: b) all the cities where the matches were held Berlin Dortmund Frankfurt Gelsenkirchen Hamburg Hannover Kaiserslautern Cologne Leipzig Munich Nuremberg Stuttgart

10. History & Culture Question 6...* In 2006, Germany hosted the Football World Cup. Find: c) the top 3 countries, in German Italy ~ Italien France ~ Frankreich Germany ~ Deutschland

12. German Influence in Australia Question 1...* Baron von Muller, Ludwig Leichhardt, Sir Hans Heysen and John Monash – choose ONE and find out what they contributed to Australian history? (50 words) Baron von Muller contributed science to Australia. He collected lots of different animal and plant specimens around Australia and classified them for science. He then sent huge amounts of plants and seeds to the grateful public gardens. He became well-known internationally and he was made baron by the King of the German kingdom of Wurttemberg because of his large donations of botanical specimens from Australia.

13. German Influence in Australia Question 2...* What was the Barossa Valley famous for? Who settled it? When? Why? The Barossa Valley is famous for being a major wine-producing region and a tourist destination in South Australia. The Barossa Valley was named from the Barossa Ranges and Colonel William Light named the Barossa Valley, Barossa Valley in 1837. He chose the name because he remembered the British victory over the French in the Battle of Barrosa and it was first settled in 1842 by the English and German settlers.

14. German Influence in Australia Question 3...* What happened to these people during the first world war? During the first world war, the Germans got naturalized. Any person who was a German or with German origins got harassed, named called and physically abused. Many Australians refused to work with the Germans and they went on strike until the Germans got sacked from their jobs.

15. German Influence in Australia Question 4...* Find the address and contact details for one of the following German restaurants: The Cuckoo, The Hofbrauhaus, Club Tivoli. The Hofbrauhaus= Address - 18 Market La Melbourne Contact Number - 9663-3361 Website Address - www.holfbrauhaus.com.au

16. German Influence in Australia Question 5...* Bosch, Siemens and Aldi are German companies that operate in Australia. Find: a) what products they produce/sell Bosch - Hot water systems Siemens - Electrical objects Aldi - Groceries

17. German Influence in Australia Question 5...* Bosch, Siemens and Aldi are German companies that operate in Australia. Find: b) when they started operating in Australia Bosch - The 4th of April in 2005 Siemens - The 30th of May in 2007 Aldi - The 28th of June in 2007

18. German Influence in Australia Question 5...* Bosch, Siemens and Aldi are German companies that operate in Australia. Find: c) which cities in Germany did they originate from: Bosch - Stuttgart Siemens - Berlin Aldi - Essen

19. German Influence in Australia Question 6...* Name a German city which has the same name as a suburb in Melbourne. Coburg – Bavaria Coburg – Victoria

20. German Influence in Australia Question 7...* What is the Goethe Institut? What are it’s contact details (address, phone, email) in Melbourne? The Goethe Institut is a place were people go to learn to learn to speak German. Address - 448 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Vic, 3000 Phone - 9864-8999 Website Address - www.goethe.de/melbourne

22. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 1...* What is the German National Airline? What does it mean in English? Find its symbol. The German National Airline is Lufthansa. In English it means ‘The largest German airline’.

23. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 2...* What is the German National Airline? What does it mean in English? Find its symbol. The German National Airline is Lufthansa. In English it means ‘The largest German airline’.

24. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 3...* From where in Germany does it fly? Lufthansa flies from the Frankfurt International Airport.

25. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 4...* How long is a flight from Germany to Australia? A flight from Germany to Australia takes 24 hours and 45 minutes.

26. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 5...* What is the cost of an ADULT ECONOMY RETURN FLIGHT from Australia to Frankfurt on “Tag der deutschen Einheit” (3rd October)? The cost of an adult economy return flight from Australia to Frankfurt is $10,727.98.

27. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 6...* Name 3 German cars and show their symbols. The 3 German car names are BMW, Audi and Porsche.

28. Travel, Commerce & Communication What are German freeways and what is the speed limit? The German freeways are called Autobahn and the speed limits are for the following: 60 km/h - Buses carrying standing passengers. Motorcycles pulling trailers. 80 km/h - Vehicles carrying the maximum weight. Passenger cars and trucks with trailers. Buses 100 km/h – Passenger cars pulling trailers. Buses not pulling trailers.

29. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 8...* Who is the current Chancellor of Germany? The current Chancellor of Germany is Angela Merkel.

30. Travel, Commerce & Communication Question 9...* What is the current population of Germany? The current population of Germany is 82, 422, 229 people.

32. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

33. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

34. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

35. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

36. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

37. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

38. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

39. Geography – Germany & German Speaking Countries

41. Food

42. Food

44. Bibliography

45. Bibliography

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