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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.

Berlin Wall

While not a picturesque site, the Berlin Wall is a prominent part of Germany’s history. The Berlin Wall was the most visible manifestation of the cold war that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. It separated the East Germany from the West Germany and today you can still see some graffiti covered portions of this wall if visiting Berlin

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber sits on a plateau overlooking the Tauber river in Bavaria. This town is famous for having lots of stores that carry Christmas items all year round. It also hosts a major Christmas market each December

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlinmeasuring 26 meters in height including the Quadriga (4 horse chariot carrying the goddess of victory in it). It features 6 columns that create 5 passages. Four were used by regular traffic while the center one was reserved for royals. The structure was part of the Berlin wall during the cold war.

The Rhine Valley

The Rhine Valley is one of the most beautiful sites in Europe. The river runs through Germany from x to y but the best place to admire its beauty is the Upper Middle Rhine Valley section which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area features more than 40 castles and 60 picturesque medieval towns.

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.

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.

Berlin Wall

While not a picturesque site, the Berlin Wall is a prominent part of Germany’s history. The Berlin Wall was the most visible manifestation of the cold war that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. It separated the East Germany from the West Germany and today you can still see some graffiti covered portions of this wall if visiting Berlin

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber sits on a plateau overlooking the Tauber river in Bavaria. This town is famous for having lots of stores that carry Christmas items all year round. It also hosts a major Christmas market each December

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlinmeasuring 26 meters in height including the Quadriga (4 horse chariot carrying the goddess of victory in it). It features 6 columns that create 5 passages. Four were used by regular traffic while the center one was reserved for royals. The structure was part of the Berlin wall during the cold war.

The Rhine Valley

The Rhine Valley is one of the most beautiful sites in Europe. The river runs through Germany from x to y but the best place to admire its beauty is the Upper Middle Rhine Valley section which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area features more than 40 castles and 60 picturesque medieval towns.

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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