Germany

What is Germany known for?


efforts+active

remained, becoming a U.S. citizen. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1941 until his premature death. Bertha Hirsch Baruch was born in the Province of Posen (Province of Posen), Germany. She came to New London, Connecticut with her father in 1876. She wrote poetry in her teens and was encouraged by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop in her literary efforts. Active in College Settlement and Univ. Ext. work, she attended Pennsylvania University and Yale University


food style

almost everything – '''except eel''' (today many restaurants include eel within this soup, because the name confused tourists). At the coast there's a variety of fish dishes. Beware: if a restaurant offers "Edelfischplatte" or any dish of similar name, the fish may not be fresh and even (this is quite ironic) of poor quality. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that, for eating fish, you visit specialised (or quality) restaurants only. A fast-food style restaurant chain serving


study+interpretation

, and twenty-five angels. Whilst at university, he toured Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany with the college choir. In 1983 he received the Countess of Munster Award to study Interpretation and Improvisation with Jean Langlais in Paris, with whom he furthered in his interest in the art of improvisation by his transcriptions of the recordings of the late Pierre Cochereau. Transcribing the remarkable improvisations from Cochereau's


musical role

a member of Austrian alpine tradition (Pre-Christian Alpine traditions) Folk band Sturmpercht, where under the pseudonym Hanns Aufschring he plays a distinctive musical role, while his work for live sessions and for studio- and mastering engineering for international artists like as well as for local and European independent labels continues. New and more progressive works for Werkraum are announced for 2009 and 2010. Frank is living in Berlin, Germany. __NOTOC__ '''Ernst


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to be of Anglo-Swedish descent, and only twenty-five years after his death did D. O. Spettigue, Queen's University, uncover who he really was. '''Offenburg''' ("open castle" - coat of arms showing open gates) is a city located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. With about 60,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city and the capital of the Ortenaukreis. In December 2000, Dario G released "Dream To Me", with vocals by Ingfrid Straumstøyl, which is based on the song "Dreams" by The Cranberries. "Dream To Me" reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart in January 2001 and number 9 in Germany later that year. November 2001 saw their next release, "Say What's On Your Mind". "Say What's On Your Mind" had club mixes from Almighty Records and StoneBridge (DJ). In early 2003, Dario G released "Heaven Is Closer (Feels Like Heaven)", a remake of the 1980s hit, "Feels Like Heaven", by the Fiction Factory. It reached number 39 in the UK Singles Chart. The state of things has improved greatly since then, as the German (Germany) publisher Laser Paradise have released their ''Dust Devil'' DVD. It features the final cut of the film, based on the same master as the British VHS. Recently, Optimum Releasing has released a more sophisticated DVD version of the film, basing it on a newer digital master and including a commentary track by the director. In 1972, Blegvad followed the itinerant Moore to Hamburg, Germany, where the two formed the avant-pop trio Slapp Happy with Dagmar Krause, Cutler 2009, vol. 1-5, p. 21,40. Slapp Happy recorded two albums for Polydor Germany with krautrock group Faust (Faust (band)) as their backing band. Polydor released the first, ''Sort Of'' in 1972, but rejected the second, ''Casablanca Moon''. This rejection prompted Slapp Happy to relocate to London where they signed up with Virgin Records and re-recorded ''Casablanca Moon'', released in 1974 by Virgin as ''Slapp Happy (Slapp Happy (album))''. (The original ''Casablanca Moon'' was later released by Recommended Records as ''Acnalbasac Noom'' in 1980.) In 1974 Slapp Happy merged briefly with avant-rock group (Musical ensemble) Henry Cow, recording two albums in 1975, ''Desperate Straights'' and ''In Praise of Learning''. Service history ''Quinnebaug'' departed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 17 October 1878 for fitting out at Norfolk, Virginia. She got underway in January 1879 and reached Gibraltar on 2 February to begin a decade of service on the European Station, interrupted only by a brief visit home in the summer of 1881. During this service she operated for the most part in the Mediterranean, steaming from the straits to the Levant and visiting numerous ports along both the European and African coasts of that ancient sea and center of culture. She also usually made an annual cruise along the Atlantic Coast of Europe visiting ports in Spain, Portugal, France, England, Denmark and Germany. Three of her crew received the Medal of Honor for rescuing shipmates from drowning during this period: Landsman Patrick J. Kyle at Mahón, Minorca, on 13 March 1879, and Seaman Apprentice Second Class August Chandron and Boatswain's Mate Hugh Miller (Hugh Miller (Medal of Honor)) at Alexandria, Egypt, on 21 November 1885. The Clown Army now has active groups in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark, Germany, and Israel, and many other groups have appeared that have been inspired by the work of the original group. Career He was born in Bremen (Bremen (city)), Germany and entered the Düsseldorf Academy (Dusseldorf Academy) at age seventeen. Herzog achieved early commercial success, allowing him to travel widely and continue his training. His patrons included royalty and nobility throughout Europe. Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany


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&jahr &liga &region &art &artmatches &suchbegriff Suchbegriff&Start 151#matches title Cagematch match listings, final page He remained with the promotion until late 1994, when he returned to the United States to perform for the World Wrestling Federation.

Suchbegriff&Start 101#matches title Cagematch match listings, page 3 '''Friedrichroda''' is a town in the district of Gotha (Gotha (district)), Thuringia, Germany. It is situated at the north foot of the Thuringian Forest, 21 km by rail southwest of the town of Gotha (Gotha (town)). It is surrounded by fir-clad hills and possesses numerous handsome villa residences, a Kurhaus and a sanatorium. In the immediate neighborhood is the beautiful ducal hunting


guitar albums

in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His debut album sold double-platinum and has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. In May 2006 Ottmar was ordained as a Zen Monk by Dennis Genpo Merzel, at the Kanzeon Zen Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was first classified as ''Testudo fimbriata'' by German (Germany) naturalist Johann Gottlob Schneider in 1783


impressive+complex

Emmer , about 10 km west of the Weser, and a popular spa (destination spa) resort that gained its reputation as a fashionable place for princely vacations in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its large park is among the most spectacular in Germany, with a renowned outdoor palm (palm tree) garden. The baroque castle (1706–10) is part of an impressive complex of fortifications from the 16th century. The castle now houses the Museum of Municipal and Spa History. Unique


open+attitude

like to talk about German history then use the opportunity for a sincere, maybe even very personal conversation. If you want to steer clear of awkward moments, don't bring up the matter. German Democratic Republic era Compared to the Nazi era, Germans have a more open attitude to the postwar division of Germany into East and West. Communist symbols, GDR songs and other East-German related regalia are circulated freely (though uncommon in the western parts) and many are somewhat nostalgic about the country, hence the artistic and commercial movement "Ostalgie" (nostalgia for the East). Be careful when discussing the East German secret police (Stasi) since many people in the East were negatively affected by the control of all aspects of life by this organisation, that maintained an extensive network of informants throughout the country during the communist era. Connect Telephone thumb In a public pay phone, there is also sometimes a hotspot. (File:HotSpot pay phone at Hafenbahnhof Friedrichshafen.JPG) The international calling code for Germany is 49, and the prefix for international calls is 00; the area code prefix is 0. Some number blocks are reserved for special use: Number starting with 010xx let you choose a different phone provider (see below), 0800 and 00800 are toll-free numbers, 0180 are service numbers (which may or may not be more expensive than a local call). Avoid 0900 prefix numbers. These are for commercial services and usually incredibly expensive. German phone numbers are of the form +49 351 125-3456 where "49" is the country code for Germany, the next digits are the area code and the remaining digits are the "local" part of the subscriber number that can be called from within that particular area code using abbreviated dialing. Since there are no standard lengths for either geographic area codes or subscribers' numbers, the last part may be as short as two digits! Currently, the 5000 odd German area codes vary in length from 2 thru 5 digits. You need to dial "0" in front of the geographic area code from outside that particular area code (but when still within Germany). Mobile numbers in Germany must always be dialed with all digits (10-12 digits, including a "0" prefixing the "1nn" within Germany), no matter where they are being called from. The '''1nn''' is a mobile prefix, not an "area code", as such and the second and third digits (the ''nn'' part) denotes the original mobile network assigned before number portability is taken into account, for example +49 151-123-456 . Mobile phone coverage on the four networks (T-Mobile, Vodafone, E-Plus and o2) is excellent across the whole country. UMTS (3G data and HSDPA), LTE (4G), and EDGE is also available. LTE is still somewhat limited to urban areas. All mobile providers use GSM technology on the 900 and 1800 MHz frequency ranges. This is different to the GSM 1900 standard used in the United States, but modern "multi-band" handsets will usually work in all GSM networks. Non-GSM phones cannot be used in Germany. If you have a GSM mobile telephone from the USA, make sure to call your provider in the USA prior to your trip and have them "unlock" your telephone handset so that you can use it with a German SIM card. The vast majority of Germans own mobile phones (called "Handys" in German, pronounced "hendy"); the disadvantage of this is that the once-common phone booths have started to disappear except at "strategic" locations such as train stations. They usually consist of a silver column with a pink top and the phone attached on the front. At some places there are still older versions consisting of a yellow cabin with a door and the telephone inside. If you stay for a longer period of time, consider buying a prepaid phone card from one of the mobile phone companies; you won't have trouble finding a T-Mobile (in a "T-Punkt"), Vodafone, E-Plus or O 2 store in any major shopping area. Mobile telephony is still comparatively expensive in Germany, depending on your contract you may be charged about €0.10–0.39 per minute (and more for international calls). In most supermarket chains (for example ALDI), there are prepaid SIM cards from their own virtual providers available. These are normally quite cheap to buy (€10–20 with 5–15 minutes' airtime) and for national calls (€0.09–0.19 minute), but expensive for international calls (around €1–2 min), but incoming calls are always free and SMS cost around €0.09–0.19. They are available at: Aldi, Lidl, Penny, Netto, Tchibo, Rewe, toom. A registration via Internet or (expensive) phone call is necessary after buying to activate the SIM card. While international calls using the German SIM card can be expensive, there are some prepaid offers with good rates. Since the liberalisation of Germany's phone market, there are a multitude of phone providers on the market. If you're calling from a private fixed line, you can usually choose from the different providers (and thus from different pricing schemes) by using special prefix numbers (starting with 010xx) with prices of €0.01 or €0.02, sometimes below €0.01 even for international calls. There's a calculator on the net where you can compare the prices for different destinations. Hotels usually have contracts with a particular phone provider and won't let you use a different one. Alternatively, you can also buy prepaid phone cards you can use by calling a toll-free number; this is especially a good deal if you intend to make international calls. Card quality and prices vary wildly, however, so a good recommendation cannot be made. Recently, "phone shops" have sprung up in the major cities, where you can make international calls at cheap rates. These call shops are mostly located in city areas with a high number of immigrants and are your best option to call internationally. Apart from offering calls abroad themselves they sell international calling cards for use from any phone in Germany. You can usually spot these shops by the many flags decorating their windows. Internet Internet access through wifi is common in Germany. '''Internet cafes''' are starting to become less common due to widespread offers of free wifi by shops, restaurants or cafes. Sometimes it requires minimum consumption but usually it's free within the premises. Phone shops will often offer internet access, too. In general '''hotels''' offer internet access. Confirm with your hotel for access and rates, though lately most cheaper hotels offer wifi for free (e.g. Motel One) if you use packages like breakfast. In several cities, projects exist to provide free "community" '''hotspots''' for wireless networking. See Public Spots (page in German) for details. Passenger lounges at some '''airports''' and central railway stations also provide internet access to their customers. '''Public libraries''' often offer Internet access, however usually not free of charge. The libraries are open to the public for free, taking a book home might require you to get a customer card at a low fee, though. Note the National Library in Leipzig, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin is not free. '''Mobile Data''' Several pre-paid SIMs allow Internet access for a monthly flat fee, for example those available at Tchibo coffee stores (o2 network, €10 month limited to 500 MB, €20 month for 5 GB) or Aldi (E-Plus network). A regular O2 sim card, which can be used for calls and text messages, is €15 and another €15 buys 1GB of data valid for 1 month. Vodafone offers a prepaid sim card for €25 which includes €22.5 of credit, out of which you can get 300 MB of data for 2 days for €15 and be left with €7.5 of credit. Most universities in Germany participate in eduroam. If you are a student or member of a university, this service may allow you to get guest access to their wireless networks. Check with your own university for details in advance of your trip. Postal service thumb ''Postamt'' at the Münsterplatz in Bonn (File:Bonn - Postamt.jpg) Deutsche Post (the German postal service) runs several international companies including DHL and others. A standard postcard costs €0.45 to send within Germany and €0.75 everywhere else. A standard letter not weighing more than 20 grams costs €0.60 to send within Germany and (again) €0.75 everywhere else. Stamps are available at post offices and sometimes at newsagents or shops selling postcards. Also stamp vending machines can be found at a lot of places around the cities. You can purchase every stamp you need from this machines. They are unique as they accept every coin from 1 cent to 2 euro but change is only given in stamps. Because these "change-stamps" may display strange values, you'd better make sure to have enough small coins. thumb Letter boxes in Münnerstadt. At left is the yellow one of the former national postal service; the other one is a local service (still rather an unusual sight in Germany) (File:Münnerstadt Briefkästen.jpg) Letters within Germany are mostly delivered within 1 day, allow a bit longer for Europe. Mail to North America may take up to a week. The service has been reduced in the privatization process. Due to a surge in the theft rate especially by outsourced letter carriers and contractors any international shipments, especially incoming, should be insured if they are valuable. Air mail (''Luftpost'') can be as cheap as the alternative, ''Landweg''. If you want to send packages, there are three options (cheapest to most expensive)-''Maxibrief'' an oversized letter up to 2 kg and L+W+H 900mm. ''Päckchen'' is a small(up to 2 kg for international), uninsured packet. Otherwise it will have to be sent under the price system of a ''DHL Paket''. If only books are sent, reduced rates apply (''Büchersendung''), but expect the mail to be opened and looked at, as really only books are allowed in them. Rates for ''Büchersendungen'' vary between €1.00 and €1.65, depending on size and weight. It's possible to drop letters and parcels at FedEx and UPS stations. Expect to queue. Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany


historic+technique

), it was much used in a mixture called gruit as a flavouring for beer from the Middle Ages to the 16th century, but it fell into disuse after hops had become widely available. In modern times, some brewers have revisited this historic technique. Danish brewery Thisted Bryghus produces Porse Guld, a strong beer flavoured with the plant. Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, of Vankleek Hill, ON, Canada, produces 'Bog Water', a seasonal strong ale made with sweet gale from Eastern

Germany

'''Germany''' ( with a largely temperate seasonal climate. Its capital (capital city) and largest city (List of cities in Germany by population) is Berlin. Germany is a major economic and political power (Great power) and traditionally a leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields.

With 80.7 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state in the European Union. After the United States, it is also the second most popular migration destination (Immigration to Germany) in the world. Germany has the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP (List of countries by GDP (nominal)) and the fifth-largest by PPP (List of countries by GDP (PPP)). As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter (List of countries by exports) and third-largest importer (List of countries by imports) of goods. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living (List of countries by Human Development Index), featuring comprehensive social security (Welfare in Germany) that includes the world's oldest universal health care (Healthcare in Germany) system. Known for its rich cultural (Culture of Germany) and political (Politics of Germany) history (History of Germany), Germany has been the home of many influential philosophers (German philosophy), artists (German art), musicians (Music of Germany), cineasts (Cinema of Germany), entrepreneurs (List of Germans#Company founders), scientists and inventors (Science and technology in Germany). Germany was a founding member of the European Communities in 1957, which became the European Union in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area, and has been a member of the Eurozone since 1999. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20 (G-20 major economies), the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the Council of Europe.

Various Germanic tribes have occupied what is now northern Germany and southern Scandinavia since classical antiquity. A region named Germania was documented (Germania (book)) by the Romans (Ancient Rome) before AD 100. During the Migration Period that coincided with the decline of the Roman Empire, the Germanic tribes expanded southward and established kingdoms throughout much of Europe. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. The Latin name ''Sacrum Imperium'' (Holy Empire) is documented as far back as 1157. The Latin name ''Sacrum Romanum Imperium'' (Holy Roman Empire) was first documented in 1254. The full name "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (''Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation'') dates back to the 15th century. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation. The rise of Pan-Germanism inside the German Confederation, which had been occupied by France (French period) during the Napoleonic Wars, resulted in the unification of most of the German states (unification of Germany) in 1871 into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. As a result of the military defeat in World War I, and the German Revolution of 1918–1919, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic. The establishment (Machtergreifung) of the Third Reich, or Nazi Regime (Nazi Germany), in 1933 eventually led to World War II and the Holocaust. In 1945, the remnants (Flensburg government) of the Nazi regime surrendered (Surrender of Germany) to the Allied Powers (Allies of World War II). Over the next few years, Germany lost more of its territory (Former eastern territories of Germany) and was divided by the victors into Allied occupation zones (Allied-occupied Germany), and evolved into two states, East Germany and West Germany. On 3 October 1990 (German Unity Day), the country was reunified (German reunification), regaining full sovereignty about six months later.

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