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  1. What makes - GERMANY - unique?

  2. Famous Buildings Brandenburg Gate • a former city gate • one of the main symbols Germany • located west of the city center in Berlin • was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace • built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791 • today one of Europe's most famous landmarks

  3. Neuschwanstein Castle • a 19th-century Bavarian palace on a rugged hill near Hohen- schwangau and Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany • was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner, the King's inspiring muse. Semper Oper • the opera house of the Saxon State Opera Dresden and the concert hall of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in Dresden, Germany. • was first built in 1841, by architect Gottfried Semper

  4. Kölner Dom • the Roman Catholic cathedral, in Cologne • has a height of 157, 25 meters • the second-highest in Germany and the third-highest in the world Reichstag • the building was designed as a home to the parliament of the German Empire • was opened in 1894

  5. Cultural Events Loveparade • the biggest techno and dance festival in the world • every year it takes place in another country in west germany • many people all over the world, mainly from Germany and Poland travel to the unique dance event • the average of visitors of the Loveparade is about 1,5 billion people per year

  6. Oktoberfest • world's largest folk festival • is mainly held in September • continues since 1811 • a fifteen-day festival held each year in Munich • the world's largest fair • are supplied by 6 breweries known as the Big Six: Spaten, Löwenbräu, Augustiner, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr • the original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess.

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  8. Rock am Ring • a music festival which first took place in 1985, where U2, Chris de burgh, Joe Cocker, Gianna Naninni, Rick Springfield, Foreigner, Saga, Westerhagen and many more took part • since then it became the most famous Festival in Germany. • one important aspect is the camping around the Festival area

  9. Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt • every year Germany's most famous Christmas Market opens its stalls for visitors from all over the world • starts at 5.30 p.m. on the Friday before the first Advent Sunday, the Christmas Angel opens her market • more than two million visitors from all over the world will have sampled the delights of the Christmas Market • Nuremberg Christmas Market with its traditional image has also been a model for other Christmas Markets

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  11. Food & Drinks Beer • the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea • produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains • the most common of which is malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used

  12. Bratwurst • a sausage composed of pork, beef or veal • the word “brat” describes the way how the sausages are made • Bratwurst are usually grilled and sometimes cooked in broth or beer • often eaten with hot German mustard in a bread roll

  13. Döner • Turkish dish made of lamb meat cooked on a vertical split and sliced off to order • is now widely available across Europe and Canada, in these countries, mostly in the variant developed in Germany • the meat may be lamb, mutton, beef, goat or chicken Riesling (wine) • a white grape variety which originates in the Rhine region of Germany • 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety • included in the "top three" white wine varieties

  14. Sauerkraut • the word comes directly from the German language, which literally translates to sour cabbage. • It’s a traditional Germanfood • a common and traditional ingredient in German cuisine. • Sauerkraut may be eaten raw and unadorned • a popular German dish combines warmed sauerkraut with Schupfnudeln (potato noodles, the German equivalent of gnocchi)

  15. Pretzel • the most popular pastry in Southern Germany • a legend says that the pretzel was made by a German baker in Bad Urach • has the shape of a three looped knot or twisted braid • are common in southern Germany where they are often sliced horizontally, buttered and sold as Butterbrezel • in Bavaria they eat pretzels for breakfast with Weisswurst sausage, which is also unique for Germany

  16. Black Forest Gateau • a southern German dessert • Black Forest cake consists of: layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between • in some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top • combining cherries, biscuit and cream probably originated in Germany • the confectioner Josef Keller claims to have invented black forest gateau in 1915 in the then prominent Café Agner in Bad Godesberg

  17. Landscapes Bodensee • a lake on the Rhine between Germany, Switzerland and Austria • the level of the lake is at 395 m above sea level. • the greatest depth is 252 m in the middle of the eastern part (Obersee) • tts volume is approx. 55 billion m³ • the lake has four parts: Obersee, Überlinger See, Zeller See and Untersee • formed by the Rhine Glacier during the ice ages • the Rhine, the Bregenzer Ache and the Dornbirner Ache transport a lot of sediments from the Alps to the Lake, thus minimizing the size of the lake from the southeast

  18. Bayerischer Wald • a low mountain range in Bavaria, Germany • it extends along the Czech border and is continued on the Czech side by the Bohemian Forest • the highest mountain is the Großer Arber (1456 m) • the main river is the Regen, which is formed by the conjunction of White Regen and Black Regen and leaves the mountains towards the city of Regensburg • a portion of the Bavarian Forest is occupied by the Bavarian Forest National Park (240 km²). • founded in 1970, it was the first national park of Germany

  19. Zugspitze • the highest mountain of Germany • located close to the Austrian border in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria • there is a cog railway leading from the tourist resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the peak • the peak is regularly crowded with tourists Eifel • a hilly region in Germany, occupies parts of southwestern North Rhine-Westphalia and northwestern Rhineland-Palatinate • the Eifel is bordered by the Moselle river in the south and the Rhine in the east, continued by the hills of the High Venn in the west by the Ardennes • since 2004 about 110 km² of the Eifel are protected as the Eifel National Park

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  21. Schwarzwald • known for three distinctive features: its highlands, scenery and woods, the typical Black Forest Gateau whose success is based on tasty cherry schnapps and the traditional cuckoo-clock • the name black forest was quite accurate in earlier times, when the forest was impenetrable though profitable - wood, silver and ore were the foundations of the Black Forest's inhabitants comparable wealth • the Black Forest region is blessed with a particularly rich mythological landscape

  22. Religion The Pope • Pope Benedict XVI, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and of the Vatican City State, was born as Joseph Alois Ratzinger on 16 April 1927 • he is the 265th and reigning Pope. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave. He succeeded Pope John Paul II. • Pope Benedict XVI has the German and the Vatican citizenship.

  23. Martin Luther • was born in 1483 on 10 November • was a German monk, theologian, university professor, priest, father of Protestantism and church reformer Martin Luthers CV: • 1505 Monk in Erfurt • 1512 Doctor of Theology in Wittenberg • 1517 Nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church • 1521 Outlawed and exiled to the Wartburg • 1522 Return to Wittenberg • 1525 Married Katharina von Bora • 1534 Published the complete Bible in German • 1546 (February 18) Died in Eisleben

  24. Science & Industry German Car Industry • Germany is the world leader in production of high-quality cars • Safety and low consumption is the first priority for the German car industry • VW, Audi, Mercedes Benz are well known brands over the world • the most popular German car is still the „trabby”

  25. Engineering • well educated employees with highest technical standard and a huge capital • more than 140,000 engineers and computer specialists are working in Germany and is therefore one of the main employer of engineers • 74% of the rollover of machines comes from foreign countries • with 19% on the world market Germany is one leading supplier for machines, further more in 21 of 31 subbranches Germany is also the leading supplier worldwide

  26. Sports in Germany Football • Football is the most popular discipline in Germany • the German national team is the world champion of 1954, 1974 and 1990 and the European champion of 1972, 1980, 1996 • Germany has many well known football clubs which play in the highest European football league in Europe like Bayern München, Werder Bremen. • Football became more popular for the women in Germany since the last few years • Germany has also well-known German clubs who play in the highest European football leagues like 1. FFC Frankfurt and 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

  27. Handball • the second popular discipline in Germany • the German handball League is the strongest league of the world • the German national team is the world champion of 1978 and 2007 and the European champion of 2004 and 2006 • Germany has well-known handball clubs which play in the highest European handball league like VFL Gummersbach, THW Kiel and SC Magdeburg • women Handball in Germany is also very popular.

  28. Basketball • Basketball in Germany won many fans in the last years • the basketball national team just won the European championship in 1993 • Germany has got well-known German clubs which play in the highest European basketball league like ALBA Berlin and TSV Bayer Leverkusen

  29. Literature Ludwig van Beethoven • was born in Bonn/Germany • German composer, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras • Beethoven dominates a period of musical history as no one else before or since • died on the 26 March 1827 in Vienna • a genius regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived

  30. The Dual Traineeship • the short form of the dual traineeship system • normally you have to go one or two times a week to school and three or four times to the company where you do your traineeship or you have block-released school • there are many different kinds of traineeships e. g. in the car industry as technician for car mechantronics, in shops as sales assistant or as industrial clerk in an office • during the traineeship you have to pass two main exams, the intermediate examination (40 %) and the final examination (60 %) of the chamber of commerce and industry • if you fail the examination you can ask for a repetition at the next appointment for the examination (max. one year afterwards)

  31. Public Transport Our german public transport system • the smallest village is connected to the public transport system, at least by bus or regional train • the longest trip by bus to catch the next express train at the nearest railway station usually takes not more than 45 minutes

  32. our express train the ICE Inter City Express • one of the fastest trains worldwide • the ICE is speeding through Germany up to ca. 300 km/h • every larger City has a suburban train or a subway • the high ticket prices are also unique ;-)

  33. We hope you enojoyed our presentation :-)