Category: Country Information

The States of Germany

Image by Germany is a federal republic that consists of sixteen states (German: Land, plural Lander; commonly informally Bundesland and Bundeslander). Germany was formed from an earlier collection of several states, so it has a federal constitution, and the constituent states retain some sovereignty. With an emphasis on geographical conditions, Berlin and Hamburg are often […]

The Germany National Anthem

Though nationalism is unfairly, and incorrectly, linked to nazism (the U.S., for instance, has been heavily nationalistic since its birth, and has been the most ardent defender of true liberty and justice for all), and  Germany itself has a long, rich history outside of the Hitler era. The German National Anthem is called, “Das Deutschlandlied.” […]

Berlin Wall Facts

Berlin Wall

One of the first things people think of when they think of Germany, and specifically of Berlin, is the Berlin Wall. Originally erected in 1961, the wall effectively split the city of Berlin into two separate worlds, separating families and creating an international outcry. The wall stood for almost thirty years as the most visible […]

World War Two Facts

World War II was the most destructive military event in the history of the world. The deaths attributed to this global conflict are estimated at 50 to 70 million lives lost over a six-year period. It involved almost all of the world’s great nations divided into two major powers, the Allies and the Axis. By […]

German Holidays

Germany has many exciting holidays. Some are celebrated with most of the World, like Christmas and New Years, while others are celebrated only in Germany like Tag der Deutschen Einheit. Nonetheless, Germans love to celebrate, so you can rest assured that if you’re in Germany during a holiday, there will most like be some kind […]

The Flag of Germany

The Use of the National and State Flag – The national flag is the German civil flag. It is also used as state flag by the non-federal authorities (e.g. the authorities of the German states use the German national flag together with their own state flag). – The national flag is further used as state […]