Thursday, April 2, 2015



Guten Tag! That is how you say hello in Germany. If you have ancestors who come from Germany, you probably want to visit or learn more about Germany. Germany is located in Europe and its northern borders are the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Germany’s coordinates are 52.5167 degrees north and 13.3833 degrees east.  Today I will be informing you about the daily life in German towns, the ten top foods you should try if you go to Germany, and also give you information about Germany’s capitol city, Berlin.
You might think that in Germany they have the same daily life routines as we do, but it is actually very different than in America. In Germany, people speak German. However, there are two kinds of German you could speak, high or low German. In Germany, half of the people live in rented apartments in rural areas. Just like us, German kids have to go to school. But they only have to go to school from ages six to fifteen. The German people love soccer, or futball, like Americans love baseball and basketball.  Five million people actively play or support futball in Germany. 
One thing I would recommend when you visit Germany is to try some of their food. The number one food in Germany is wurst, or sausage. They have many types of sausage like bratwurst, wiener, blutwurst, schawarzwurst, and currywurst. You may also want to try Schnitzel which is a boneless cutlet of meat. A German food that would probably be my favorite is Schwarzwalder Kirschotorte or Black Forest cherry cake.  Other favorite dishes in Germany are Brezel, a soft white pretzel, and Sauerbratan, a pot roast that is cooked for up to ten days. Five other dishes you might want to try include: Rote Grutze, Dartoffelpuffer, Kasespatzle, Eintopf, and Apfelstrudel. 
Finally, I will be telling you about Berlin, the capitol of Germany. Berlin has a population of three and one fourth million people. Germany is a Non-Communist country, and Berlin is located in one of Germany’s 16 states. Berlin is also known for its huge film festival that is held there. During the Cold War, the Berlin Wall was built. This wall separated the Communist east part of Berlin from the Non-Communist west part. The Berlin Wall was torn down in November of 1989. 
As you can see, Germany would be a perfect vacation place for anybody. It might take a lot of planning, but it would be worth it. While you are in Germany, you can live the daily life of a German, eat some German food,visit Berlin, and explore the beautiful countryside! Auf Wiedershen (Good-Bye)!

Daily Life: Enchantment of the World Germany
by: Jean F. Blashfield

Article: Top 10 German foods with recipes 

Berlin: World student book online.

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