Introduction

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elaborating information relating to German food and drink, climate and weather
and common etiquette. Let you know the differences between Germany and the
Philippines.

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Food and drink

Germany have very strong traditional
regional roots, but German food and drinks have many variations than we might
think. Germans love travel, aside adventure which dramatically changed culinary
life over the past 50 years. As Germany is multicultural nation, these
different cultures like Turkish, African, Greek, Mediterranean and many more;
have brought their food which made major contributions to this development.
Germans came under a major called the  Öko
movement(Organic). As Germany have many different food types, here are the
things most of the people enjoy in Germany.

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Wurst-
Cooked sausage with a bread roll.

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Currywurst-
A simple dish: sliced up sausage covered with a mix of ketchup and curry powder
and a side of French fires and a plain white bread.

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Kebabs-
Turkish food which left a mark on the culinary landscape. Doner kebabs are made
with sliced lamb meat wrapped in bread , served with sauce and salad. Best late
night snack.

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Schwarzwälder
Kirschtorte(Black forest gateau) – layers of chocolate sponge with cherries,
whipped cream and lashings of cherry liqueur.

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Schnitzel
– thinly sliced piece of veal meat, mixed with batter made of flour and eggs,
covered with breadcrumbs and finally deep fried in oil. Schnitzel also can be
made with chicken or pork.

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Rouladen-   Thinly sliced beef meat, put mustard,
onions, ham and a pickle inside and roll them up and cooked in the oven for
hours with a sauce.

When it comes to drinks, beer is very
popular within communities but this is dropping slowly. Many people prefer
mineral water and tea is rising in popularity in Germany. Germans also like to
drink punch (summer punch) and Schorle during summer.

 

 

Geography and
Population

Germany is located in the central Europe
bordering the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The neighboring countries are Poland,
part of Montana, Belgium, south side of Denmark, Netherlands and etc.

Facts

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Total
area of the country is 357,002 sq km with land and water; total coastline is
2389km.

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Elevation
extremes lowest point is Neuendorf bei Wilster -3.54 m and highest point:
Zugspitze 2,963 m.

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Natural
resources are coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash,
salt, timber and arable land.

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Total
land use: in agricultural at 48%, arable land at 34.1%, permanent crops at
0.6%, permanent pasture at 13.3%, forest at 31.8% and other at 20.2%.

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There
are 16 administrative Division (States).

 

Climate and Weather

People in Germany experience all four
seasons; winter, summer, spring and autumn. 
Germany’s climate is moderated and is without sustained periods of cold
or heat. Germany has maritime climates in northwestern and coastal areas, this
caused by warm westerly winds from the North Sea. In addition continental and
maritime climates predominate over the most of the country. In the extreme south,
the alpine regions to a lesser degree. Particular areas in Central German uplands
have so called mountain climate which have lower temperatures because of great
precipitation and high altitudes caused by becoming moisture as it lifts over
terrain.

Germany is a temperate country with warm
summers and cold (more often mild), periods of frost or snow is very rare. Rainfalls
throughout the year, people of Germany experience maximum rainfall over the
high summer’s months which can be highly unpredictable sometimes. The average
temperature in January is 3 ‘c and sometimes can go below -10 ‘c. In July is 22’c
and get over 35 ‘c sometimes. May to September mostly attracts tourists and in
winter holidays mostly people go for skiing and other kind of activates.

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