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2011.03.01

This beautiful country, known for its picturesque backdrops is also home to some of the world’s most revered classical music composers and talented artists especially during the renaissance period. Some of the geniuses of literature have also been from this very beautiful place. Located in the heart of Europe, you can discover many interesting things out here than you can ever imagine! Take a trip through these interesting facts about Germany and know more about this very gorgeous country. These facts about Germany are bound to brief you with many new and interesting things about this magnificent land!

Interesting Facts about Germany:
Germany is located in the heart of Europe. Officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany, this country is bordered by Denmark, the North Sea, Baltic Sea, the Czech Republic, and Poland on the eastern side, Switzerland and Austria. To the west, Germany is bordered by France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands.

The complete territory of Germany is recorded to be 357,021 km² and this is also the 7th largest country in Europe. (This is in terms of area.)

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The highest point in Germany can be seen in the Alps, the Zugspitze which lies at 2,962 meters.

Major cities in Germany remain to be Berlin (capital), Munich and Hamburg.

Lowest point recorded in Germany is Wilstermarsch; this lies at 3.54; meters below sea level.

Germany enjoys the reputation of being a leader in different fields especially in the area of science and technology.

The kind of political system that exists in Germany is as per the 1949 constitutional document. This is also known as Grundgesetz.

Germany boasts of some really talented music composers in the classical music segment. These names include the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Germany also has a number of important artists that played a significant role in the various periods in the history of art such as Max Ernst and Caspar David Friedrich. This is probably the reason why Germany is known as the land of poets and thinkers!

Germany also proves to be an important site for architectural splendors. This country has beautiful examples that reflect the Gothic styles, Baroque and Renaissance as well.

German folklore has had a strong foothold on the international market. Besides, German literature has high regard due to the works of writers such as Wolfram von Eschenbach and Walther von der Vogelweide. Germany also boasts of some notable contributions in terms of philosophy with the work of many writers who have helped to shape western philosophy especially since the Middle Ages.

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Germany also hosts the Berlin Film Festival, which has been held annually since 1951. This is regarded to be the world’s foremost film festival.

Germany enjoys a temperate seasonal climate throughout the year. Summers tend to be on the cooler side and the winters are relatively mild. This would also depend upon the specific region in Germany. The warm water affects the temperature to those areas that border the North Sea.

German remains to be the official language that is spoken in Germany.

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The Great Berlin Wall was built in 1961 in order to prevent the East Germany from escaping into the areas of West Germany. Today, not much is left of the wall at the original site. There were even reports wherein pieces of the wall were taken by miscreants and sold to others across the world.

There are various cultural sides to Germany! It has around 300 theatres and 500 art museums that reflect the importance Germans attach to art!

Austrian born Adolf Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany from the year 1933-1945.