GERMAN CULTURE


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)

Literature:
Germany is known as das Land der Dichter und Denker (The Land of Poets and Thinkers). Famous German poets include Goethe, Schiller and Heine. Poets in Jena and later in Berlin led Romanticism in the 19th century.

Religious:
The German government has limited responsibilities for culture, which is devolved to the states of Germany, called Länder. Approximately 80% of the German population belong to a Christian denomination, of whom roughly half are Roman Catholic and half are Protestant that they have other Religious

Food:
German food varies from region to region, but concentrates on meat (especially sausage) and varieties of sweet dessert and Stollen (a fruit cake).Germans also are famous for rye bread. Germany also produces a large quantity of beer, and (mostly white) wine, particularly Riesling, but also Müller-Thurgau and other varieties.

Tourism:
It goes without saying that you gain more from a visit to a country if you can converse in their language and actually get to know the people rather than just conversing in English with your tour-guide. And as the Germans, Austrians and Swiss are well-known for their love of foreign travel, it makes sound commercial sense for people working in the tourist industry to meet them in their own language.

The Style of People Life:
Germans are not, contrary to stereotypes, stubborn. They are just argumentative. Things have to be logical to them or they will argue about it until they find the logic. Now that logic does not have to be based in physics or math, but it does have to fit with their view of what is the correct way to live. For example, they know instinctively that drafts cause colds and therefore drafts are bad. They only accept modern medicine’s finding that bugs cause colds with the part of their brain that has nothing to do with behavior. They like ventilation in their homes, just not when they are in the room, Germans are passionate about lifestyle and politics an expensive combination from a societal perspective.

German Recipes

German Recipes

Learn how to cook the most famous recipes of Germany. Sausage and varieties of sweet dessert and Stollen.
German Literature

German Literature

German literature begins in the Carolingian period, first in Latin and then in Old High German.
Christmas

Christmas

One of the major holidays in Germany is Christmas or Weihnachten.
Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

The main attraction is beer, but music and authentic German food also comprise this important Germany festival.


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