The concept of Culture can be defined in many aspects like history and literature, art galleries and museums, food or music and education. The way they eat, speak, spend free time, work, dress, learn and express emotions. Culture is the patterns of behavior and ways of thinking that people living in a particular social group learn and create.
German is one of the most important cultural languages. It was spoken and written by Goethe, Mozart, Beethoven, Freud, Klimt and Einstein, and numerous other great artists and scientists. Many of the European culture have been written in the German language.
- Literature (Goethe, Schiller, Thomas Mann, Kafka)
- Classical music (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart)
- Art (Kollwitz, Dürer, Klee, Kaninsky)
- Psychology (Freud, Jung)
- Philosophy (Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Adorno)
- Science (Einstein, Kepler, Röntgen, Planck, Virchow)
As soon as those first rays of sun come out (even if it’s still chilly), you'll see many Germans in parks and outdoor cafes, soaking up the sun and enjoying the eagerly anticipated beginning of the warm season.
As any time of year, the weather in Germany can be unpredictable, and sometimes, spring seems to arrive hesitantly: It can still snow in March, and the weather in April may change from sun to rain or hail showers in a couple of hours. So bring those layers and pack some wet weather gear.
March: Average low 33° F, average high 47° F
April: Average low 39° F, average high 58° F
May: Average low 47° F, average high 67° F
In summer, you can enjoy long, sunny days, with temperatures often ranging between 70° and 80° F. But the summer months are also the time when precipitation in Germany is high, so don't forget your umbrella.
It is usually warmest in the south of Germany. The Palatinate wine region in the Southwest is even blessed with a Mediterranean climate; exotic fruits like figs, lemons, and kiwis are cultivated here – a rarity for Germany.
June: Average low 51° F, average high 72° F
July: Average low 54° F, average high 76° F
August: Average low 55° F, average high 76° F
Central Europe, bordering the North Sea and the Baltic Sea between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
Total area: 356,910 km^2
Land area: 349,520 km^2
Comparative area: slightly smaller than Montana.
includes the formerly separate Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, and Berlin following formal unification on 3 October 1990.
Total 3,621 km
Austria 784 km
Belgium 167 km
Czech Republic 646 km
Denmark 68 km
France 451 km
Luxembourg 138 km
Netherlands 577 km
Poland 456 km
Switzerland 334 km
Coastline: 2,389 km
Continental shelf: 200 m depth or to depth of exploitation
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm
International disputes: none