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 […]
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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 […]
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. 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 flag of Germany is tricolored and consists of three equal horizontal bands that display the country’s national colors of black, red, and gold. The tricolor flag is used to illustrate the continuity between the Weimar Republic and the new German state. Some Key Takeaways The […]