Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany is a country in Western Europe covering an area of 357,021 sq km. It is the most populous member state of the European Union with 81.8 million inhabitants. Germany is home to the third-biggest number of international migrants worldwide.

Asked in Germany, German Language and Culture

What are examples of Germanic languages?

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West Germanic = German, Dutch, English, Afrikaans, Yiddish, Yola (extinct branch of middle English) North Germanic = Danish, Swedish, Norwegian East Germanic (extinct branch) = Vandalic, Burgundian, Crimean Gothic. See the links below for more information.
Asked in Germany, Flags

What do the colors on the German flag represent?

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The colours on the German flag since 1949 are black-red-gold. These were the colours of: 1. The flag of the Holy Roman Empire from about 1402-1806. (The flag consisted of a black double- headed eagle with red claws on a bright golden ground. The golden background is associated with the myth that the eagle could stare at the sun). For a long time the red colouring of the claws was optional. 2. In 1813 the black-red-gold flag was adopted by some young German nationalists in Luetzow's Freikorps fighting against Napoleon . It became the flag of (liberal) German nationalism of 1815-49 and was widely used by the revolutionaries of 1848-49. 3. The flag of the first German Republic, the Weimar Republic of 1919-1933, was black-red-gold, but conservatives didn't accept it as the true German flag. They demanded the 1871 black-white-red flag - which the Nazis reinstated in a modified form in 1933. Joncey The colors black, red and gold have been associated with Germany since the middle ages, but the current German flag colors are traced back to early 19th century volunteers, who fought for the country in the Napoleonic wars. The colors are based on the soldiers' uniforms which were black coats with red braid and gold buttons. Black, Red, and Gold
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Germany, Mountains

What are the major rivers and mountains in Germany?

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The Alps are the major mountains in Germany, and the Rhine, Danube and Elbe are the major rivers. The highest four mountains are Zugspitze, Schneefernerkopf, Middle Wetterspitze and Hochwanner.
Asked in Germany, German Language and Culture, English to German

When is the German holiday Fasching?

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Fasching is not strictly - or legally - a holiday. Fasching (derived from the word Fastnacht - night of fasting) traditionally began in German speaking countries on January 6 (Epiphany) and lasted until Ash Wednesday. Since the 19th Century the Fasching period (also known as the fifth season) has been extended backwards to start on 11 November at 11 minutes past 11 (11/11, 11:11) to include the carnevals that take place in northern Germany.
Asked in Computer Hardware, Germany

Number of PET scanners in Germany?

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79 PET (Positronen-Emissions-Computer-Tomographen) scanners in 2007 according to http://www.gbe-bund.de Buzze
Asked in Germany, Calling and Area Codes

Where is telephone country code 49?

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Country code +49 (dialed as 00 49 from many places) is Germany. Note that you must drop the trunk prefix 0 from the beginning of the German number when calling internationally. For example, Munich's area code 089 becomes +49 89. Berlin is area code +49 30. Munich is area code +49 89. Hamburg is area code +49 40. Frankfurt is area code +49 69. Mobile numbers begin with +49 1. Note also that it is incorrect to write the country code as 0049 or 049 or +049. Country codes never begin with zero. (The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)
Asked in United States of America, History of Germany, Germany

How big in size is Germany compared to the US?

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The area of Germany is 357,021 sq km, or 137,847 sq miles - slightly smaller than Montana.
Asked in Germany in WW2, Germany, Importing and Exporting

What are the main exports of Germany?

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Germany's most important exports are in the field of engineering, especially high quality cars and railway vehicles. They also export machinery, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, metals, foodstuff, electronics, textiles, wine.
Asked in Postage and Shipping, Germany

How much postage does it cost to mail a letter from US to Germany?

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For a light letter, the cost is $0.98. See the related links for more details regarding different shipping priorities, weights, or packaging.
Asked in History of Germany, Germany, German Language and Culture, Flags

What does the colors in the German flag represent?

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The colours represent the Uniforms of the Lützow Freikorps.The Lützower Freikorps were fighters to free Germany from napoleons occupation. Those fighters were mostly students. They had black uniforms with red borders and golden buttons. Those students made flags with the colors black, red and gold in order to demonstrate for freedom and democracy. Those colors became the symbol of Germany's uprising.
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How old is Made in Germany porcelain?

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"Made in" only tells you where something was made, not when. In order to find out how old your porcelain is you probably have to take it to a specialist. It started in 1887 with the "Merchendise Markt Act 1887". With this law Great Britain wanted to sign goods which were not from Great Britain. Especially at WW1 they tightend the rules, so that the people can see and boycot goods from the oponents. After WW2 "Made in Germany" got more and more a sign for quality
Asked in World War 1, Germany in WW2, France in WW2, France, Germany

Why did France fear Germany?

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There are a few reasons why France was afraid of Germany: 1.) Germany declared war on them. 2.) Gemany was VERY powerful. When trying to pass Belgium to get to France(a supposedly neutral country), they attacked Belgium and defeated them in a matter of days. In the end when the Central Powers collapsed(Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, etc.), France wanted revenge on Germany along with a few other countries. Hope that helped you! :D
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Where is Saarland located in Germany?

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See related link below .
Asked in Germany, German to English

What does steig mean in German?

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'steig' is the imparative form of 'steigen'. Possible meanings: to rise to increase to go up (price) It's also the root of other verbs: aufsteigen - to rise (up) emporsteigen - to rise (up) einsteigen - to climb in, to get on (vehicle) It's part of 'Bürgersteig', meaning pavement/sidewalk.
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What does a typical German man look like?

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Usually brown hair, brown eyes. Tall, a little beer belly since that's what Germany is known for :p
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What is the value of an german beersteins?

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Generally beer steins are not worth very much. They can be bought in an American department store for about fifteen dollars. If you have a beer stein made out of precious metal or gems or if it celebrates a particular event it might be worth more.
Asked in Germany, US Army, Birth Certificates

How do you get a birth certificate from Munich Germany?

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Assuming that you were born in Munich, you would have to apply to the Standesamt (Registry office). The address is: Kreisverwaltungsreferat Standesamt München Urkundenstelle Ruppertstraße 11 (Neubau) 80337 München Tel. +49 89 233 44344 Fax. +49 89 233 44320