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Geography ABC's ~ Germany

written by: Susan•edited by: Amanda Grove•updated: 12/29/2008

Did you know...that more than one third of Germany is forest?

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    Germany

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    How Germany says...

    Guten Tag ~ Good Day

    Danke ~ Thank You

    Bitte ~ Please

    Auf Wiedersehen ~ Good Bye

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    Germany's ABC's

    A is for the autoban, a super highway without speed limits in Germany

    B is for Brandenburg Gate which is a twenty foot sculpture of the goddess of victory.

    C is for the Cologne Cathedral an example of Christianity and Gothic architecture.

    D is for Dirndls, worn by woman during various celebrations it's a embroidered dress.

    E is for empires, once was a part of the Roman Empire and was once considered an empire alone

    F is for Fohn, what is a fohn? It's a warm spring wind.

    G is for galbertschussel, not sure what a plate of galbertschussel is? It's boiled pig’s feet.

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    Castles and wildlife

    H is for Hansel and Gretel, the fairy tale written by the German born brothers Grimm .

    I is for Inlandport, the world’s largest port.

    J is for jabrmarkt, the traditional annual fair.

    K is for Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church the most famous ruins in Berlin.

    L is for lederhosen. Ever wonder what the leather shorts men wear in parades are called? Now you know.

    M is for Marmots, a furry animal that lives in the high Alpine meadows. When anxious they whistles loudly.

    N is for Neuschwanstein Castle built to resemble a fairy tale castle

    O is for Ostsiedlung, the eastern part of Germany.

    P is for pigeon racing. If you visit Ruhregbiet make sure to take part in this a favorite pastime.

    Q is for quick fact...often called Das Land der Dichter und Denker which means the land of poets and thinkers. Why? Germany has been the home to Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven to name just a few.

    R is for rote grutze or raspberry pudding.

    S is for states, in total sixteen states make up Germany.

    T is for the Thuringian Forest, the setting for Snow White.

    U is for Uberlinger. Which is a festival of traditional sword dances.

    V is for Volkerstrafgesetzbuch. Make sure never to break the valkerstrafgesetzbuch! Which is laws of Germany.

    W is for the Berlin Wall. A wall constructed after WWII that divided Berlin and Germany into two countries.

    X marks the spot.

    Y is for the yellow flag, found in the damp woodlands this is a protected flower.

    Z is for Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain.