Do you know any German jokes? Do they even exist? Well despite what many of us might think, there are quite a number of them. And in fact, some pretty funny ones.
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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 German national anthem is called, “Das Deutschlandlied“, or “The Song of Germany”, and has been used in full and in part as the official German national anthem from 1922-1945 and 1952-present day. The German national anthem itself wasn’t created in one effort, rather it was cobbled together, chopped, and changed over the course of […]
Cuckoo clocks mark the hours of the day with the call of the cuckoo. These clocks were first invented in the Black Forest region of Germany in the 18th century. Ever since, these timepieces have been a popular choice for households around the world. In the middle of the 17th century, people in this region […]
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 […]
vWorld 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. History […]
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 Use of the German National and State Flags – The national flag is the German civil flag. It is also used as a 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 […]