The world-famous Hummel figurines are produced by hand in the town of Rödental. This town is located in the Bavarian section of Germany. Hummels were first created in 1871 under the company name of Goebel Porzellanmanufaktur GmbH.
A:Among other things, the three horizontal stripes of black, red and gold on Germany's flag are associated with the post World War I republican democracy the country formed, representing German freedom and unity. Throughout the Weimar Republic, which lasted from 1919 through Adolf Hitler's turn as chancellor, the three colors represented the official colors of the democratic, centrist and republican political parties.
A:The major rivers flowing in Germany are the Rhine, Danube and Elbe. Most German cities were built on the banks of these rivers. Other notable rivers include the Weser, Spree, Oder, Moselle, Main, Lech, Lahn, Isr, Havel and Ems.
A:The Berlin Wall was built to divide communist East Germany from democratic West Germany and to keep East Germans from escaping to West Germany. After World War II, defeated Germany was divided into four zones, each occupied by Allied forces: the United States, France, Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Tension between the communist territory and the democratic territories mounted, and the Berlin Wall was built to separate them.
A:The eagle, depicted on Germany's national coat of arms, is also the country's official bird and animal symbol. Many other countries share the eagle as a national symbol, including the United States, Egypt and Austria.
A:Germany is surrounded by Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Germany is situated in central Europe, and shares its borders with the second-highest number of European countries, second only to Russia. The countries surrounding Germany lie alongside its borders to the north, south, east and west.
A:The name "Germany" comes from the Latin "Germania," which was used to describe barbarian tribes in north-eastern Gaul. Germans refer to their country as Deutschland, which comes from an old High German word meaning "of the people."
A:Munich is located in southern Germany. It is the capital of Bavaria and is located around 30 miles north of the Alps mountain range. One of the cities main physical features is the Isar River, which flows through the city's center.
A:The world-famous Hummel figurines are produced by hand in the town of Rödental. This town is located in the Bavarian section of Germany. Hummels were first created in 1871 under the company name of Goebel Porzellanmanufaktur GmbH.
A:Germany is located in the central part of the European continent. Germany covers an area of 134,622 square miles, and it shares borders with nine other European countries: Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands.
A:The Black Forest in Germany derives its name from the once-abundant resources within its borders, which included wood, silver and ore. Although the Black Forest is heavily wooded, dark and dense, its name comes from the economic value found in its trees, soils and rocks.
A:The five largest cities in Germany by population are Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt. As of 2010, the population of each city is 3.46 million people for Berlin, 1.78 million people for Hamburg, 1.35 million people in Munich, 1 million people in Cologne and 679,664 people in Frankfurt. The amount of people per square kilometer is 3,899 in Berlin, 2,366 in Hamburg, 4,355 in Munich and 2,486 in Cologne.
A:Germany is located in western and central Europe, where the main biome (a bioclimatic zone) is temperate deciduous forest. This type of forest is characterized by trees that lose their leaves in winter, a rich variety of undergrowth and an abundance of different types of animals.
A:Life in East Berlin during Communist rule was filled with fear and distrust, with residents experiencing food and employment shortages. East Berlin was cut off from West Germany in 1961 with the construction of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was taken down in 1989 and East and West Germany reunited in 1990.
A:Germany produces, among other things, electronics equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, precision engineering products, automobiles and communications equipment. The country's best known cultural exports include the music of Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven and the works of Thomas Mann, Schiller, Brecht, Kant, Nietzsche, Goethe and Luther.
A:Germany shares a border with Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. The country also has approximately 1,484 miles of coastline and borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
A:In 2014, an estimated 82,678,629 people resided in Germany, a European country bordered by nine other countries. When ranked by size, Germany is the second-largest country in Europe and the 16th largest country in the world.
A:In Germany, the school day lasts for five and a half hours, usually from 08:00 to 13:30. The structure of a normal school day in Germany is very different to other European school systems. Lessons run for 45 minutes, and students remain in the same classroom throughout the day.
A:Germany is located in the west central portion of the European continent. The country's coastline extends 2,389 kilometers and borders the North Sea on its northwest portion and the Baltic Sea to the north. Germany's land boundary extends 3,790 kilometers and encloses a total land area of 357,022 square kilometers.
A:Soccer is the national sport in Germany. The early adoption of soccer in Germany started in the start of the 20th century, with soccer enthusiasts creating clubs and championships, despite the negative opinions of some within the country.