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.” […]

The Zugspitze Region

Some of the most popular and beautiful German countryside is located in the deep south of Germany in the Alps. The Zugspite Region is a perfect example. It connects the German and Austrian boarder and includes the highest elevation point in all of Germany. If you live in Germany along the A3 Autobahn, you’ll often […]

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 […]

German Wine

German Wine

Germany is one of the world’s longest-established wine producing countries. Vineyards have been found in the country’s western region, along the Rhine River, since the days of the Ancient Romans. Today, Germany is number eight among the world’s largest wine-producing nations, creating over 1.2 billion bottles of wine per year. Germany’s wine-producing history dates back […]

German Beer

German beer

As with so many of Germany’s industries, German beer is produced with the finest in craftsmanship and to the highest standards. In fact, Germans took their beer so seriously that they created the world’s oldest food law, Reinheitsgebot, which decreed that German beer could be made with nothing other than water, hops and malt. Though […]

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 […]

Castles in Germany

One of the most popular activities for tourists visiting Germany is visiting some of the country’s remarkable castles. There are over 25,000 castles and palaces throughout the country; some are in ruins, but others are in magnificent condition. Visitors can tour many of them; in some, you can even have dinner or spend the night. […]