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Welcome to GERMANY!

Germany is about the same size as Montana!

Fun Facts

Fist modern clock was created by German inventor Peter Henlein around 1511. This crude device which often lost several hours over one day 

The German soccer team is the second most successful soccer team in the world 

Germans don’t have house numbers. The postman delivers mail by the last name, even in apartment blocks. 

Germany is a leader in climate and energy policies – it made a decision in 2011 to decommission all nuclear power stations and to replace them with renewable energies. 

Germany is known for it’s cars. Some of the most famous cars that came from Germany: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volkswagen. They sure like their cars here! 

The working week in Germany includes Saturday.  Oh no, that’s not cool. 

When JFK visited Berlin, he infamously said “Ich bin ein Berliner,” which also translates to “I am a jelly donut.”  

Fast Facts

Capital: BERLIN

Population: ~82 million

Size: 138,000 sq. miles

Form of Government: Democracy

Language: German

Currency: EURO

100 USD = EURO

Climate:
Average Winter: 32F-38F
Average Summer: 72F – 75F

NOW in BERLIN: ºF

Photos

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century palace built on a rugged hill in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by “Fairytale King” King Ludwig II of Bavaria in honor of composer, Richard Wagner. This castle was the inspiration behind Walt Disney World Castle.

Baden Baden

Baden-Baden is a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest, near the border with France. Its thermal baths led to fame as a fashionable 19th-century resort.

Popular Dishes

Wurst (Saussage)

There are more than 1,000 varieties of sausage in Germany, each prepared with different ingredients and spices. The most popular one is Bratwurst (made from veal, beef or pork and pan fried). Most of the times you will find these served with sauerkraut which is a fermented cabbage slaw.

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

Delicious desert alternating layers of chocolate cake, cherries and whipped cream and topped with more whipped cream, cherries and shaved chocolate. Its name comes from a liquor distilled from tart cherries and fun fact is that law requires this liquor be present in the cake for it to be labeled “Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte”

Sauerbraten

Sauerbraten means ‘sour’ or ‘pickled’ roast is one of the country’s national dishes. It usually gets served with Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage slaw) and knoedel (dumplings)

Brezel (Pretzel)

The Brezel (pretzel) is a type of baked pastry that is made from dough shaped into a knot. A Brezel is usually sprinkled with salt. It can be served as a snack or side dish.

Schnitzel

A staple in German food is the schnitzel. It will often be served with a slice of lemon and accompanied by spaetzle or potatoes. The Schnitzel is a thin piece of meat coated in breadcrumbs.

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

This desert is the national desert for both Germany and Austria. It consists of a buttery pastry filled with apples that have been coated in sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. A fun fact is the German pastry chefs thin the dough till you can read through it before filling it with the apple mixture.

Listen to German Music

What's Included?

Germany Booklet: Get to know
Germany better with the interesting stories and sights of this European country.

Recipe Cards: Take your travels to
the kitchen and make traditional apple
strudel and German spaetzle. With the
help of an adult and these step-by-step
instructions, you’ll enjoy these German favorites to wherever you live.

Table Talk Cards: Gather loved ones and discuss what you’ve learned with these conversation starters.

Germany Sticker: Record your travels to Germany by scratching it off on your map, adding your sticker to your World Explorers passport, and complete each of the questions.

3D Puzzle of Brandenburg Gate: Build a three-dimensional puzzle of one of the most iconic German sites where many important historic moments took place.

Clock - Painting with Diamonds Activity: Create a 3D replica of an
important German invention, the modern clock.

Germany Flag: Remember your travels with this souvenir German flag.

German Money: Do you know what
a euro is? We’ve included a replica of
the German currency used across the
European Union.

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