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ERMAN

P
ROJECT

Rebecca
Fsadni

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13 April 2012

German Project


Berlin


Favourite German food and drinks


Easter in Germany

Berlin

Berlin

is

the

capital

city

of

Germany

and

is

one

of

the

16

states

of

Germany
.

It

has

a

population

of

3
.
5

million

people
.

Berlin

is

Germany

largest

city
.

Located

in

northeastern

Germany,

it

is

the

centre

of

the

Berlin
-
Brandenburg

Metropolitian

Region,

which

has

4
.
4

million

residents

from

over

190

nations
.

Located

in

the

European

Plains,

Berlin

is

influenced

by

a

temperate

seasonal

climate
.

Around

one
-
third

of

the

city’s

area

is

composed

of

forests,

parks,

gardens

,

rivers

and

lakes
.


History

The

origin

of

the

name

Berlin

is

unknown,

but

it

may

have

it’s

roots

in

the

language

of

West

Slavic

inhabitants

of

the

area

of

today’s

Berlin,

and

be

related

to

the

Old

Polabian

stem

berl
-
/
bilr
-

(“swamp”)
.

Folk

etymology

connects

it

to

the

German

bär
,

a

bear,

and

a

bear

appears

in

the

coat

of

arms

of

the

city
.


Berlin

is

a

world

city

of

culture,

politics,

media

and

science
.

Berlin

serves

as

a

continental

hub

for

air

and

rail

transport,

and

is

a

popular

tourist

destination
.

Significant

industries

include

IT,

pharmaceuticals,

biomedical

engineering,

biotechnology,

electronics,

traffic

engineering

and

renewable

energy
.

Berlin

is

home

to

renowned

universities,

research

institutes,

orchestras,

museums,

and

celebrities,

as

well

as

host

of

many

sporting

events
.

Its

urban

settings

and

historical

legacy

have

made

it

a

popular

location

for

international

film

productions
.

The

city

is

well

known

for

it’s

festivals,

diverse

architecture,

nightlife,

contemporary

arts,

public

transportation

networks

and

a

high

quality

of

living
.

Geography

Berlin

is

located

in

eastern

Germany,

approximately

60
km

west

of

the

Polish

border,

in

an

area

of

low
-
lying

marshy

woodlands

with

a

mainly

flat

topography,

for

it

is

part

of

the

vast

Northern

European

Plain

which

stretches

all

the

way

from

Northern

France

to

western

Russia
.

Substantial

parts

of

present
-
day

Berlin

onto

the

low

plateaus

on

both

sides

of

the

Spree

Valley
.

Large

parts

of

the

boroughs

Reinickendorf

and

Pankow

lie

on

the

Barnim

Plateau,

while

most

of

the

boroughs

Charlottenburg

-

Wilmersdorf,

Steglitz



Zehlendorf,

Tempelhof



Schöneberg,

and

Neukölln

lie

on

the

Teltow

Plateau
.

The

Brandenburg

Gate

is

an

iconic

landmark

of

Berlin

and

Germany
.

It

also

appears

on

German

euro

coins

(
10

cent,

20

cent,

and

50

cent)
.

The

Reichstag

building

is

the

traditional

seat

of

the

German

Parliament,

renovated

in

the

1950
s

after

severe

World

War

II

damage
.

The

building

was

again

remodeled

by

British

architect

Norman

Foster

in

the

1990
s

and

features

a

glass

dome

over

the

session

area,

which

allows

free

public

access

to

the

parliamentary

proceedings

and

magnificent

views

of

the

city
.


The

Kurfürstendamm

is

home

to

some

of

Berlin’s

luxurious

stores

with

Kaiser

Wilhelm

Memorial

Church

at

its

eastern

end

on

Breitscheidplatz
.

The

church

was

destroyed

in

the

Second

World

War

and

left

in

ruins
.

Nearby

on

Tauentzienstraße

is

KaDeWe,

claimed

to

be

continental

Europe’s

largest

department

store
.

The

Rathaus

Schöneberg,

where

John

F
.

Kennedy

made

his

famous



Ich

bin

ein

Berliner!”

speech,

is

situated

in

Tempelhof
-

Schöneberg
.


Favourite
German Food
and Drinks

Schweinebraten
: pork roast in a rich
gravy. Served with boiled potatoes,
dumplings.

Goulasch
: Sharply fried beef and pork
cubes stewed with onions and red or
green peppers. It is served with boiled
potatoes, mashed potatoes or noodles.

Klasser

mit

Sauerkraut:
Cured pork shops, served
with Sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.



Germans normally have ice
-
cream,
fruit or fruit salad for desert.
However, there
are
a few

Nachspeisen
” that are typical for
German.

Rote
Crutze
:
A fruit compote, made
from red berries, topped with
vanilla custard.





Pudding: German pudding is made from milk,
eggs, starch and sugar. It is boiled and poured
into
moulds

to cool and get firm. Pudding
comes either as
Schokoladenpudding

or
vanillepudding

by adding cocoa or vanilla. It is
served with custard, strawberries or
morello

cherries. Nowadays everybody uses the pre
-
mixed pudding powders although it is almost
as easy to prepare it yourself.



Eis

und
Heiß
:
Vanille

ice cream with
hot
morello

cherry to compote
.



These are the most
popular
G
erman
drinks





In Germany the have the Oktoberfest. The
Oktoberfest is a 16
-
dayfestival held annually
in Munich

and Bavaria, running from late
September to the first weekend of October.
It is one of the most famous events in
Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with
more than 5 million people attending each
year. This has been held since 1810.





Easter in
Germany

The

celebration

of

Easter

in

Germany

is

probably

one

of

the

most

important

events

of

the

year
.

Many

of

the

customs

associated

with

its

celebration

are

originally

from

this

country,

such

as

the

used

of

decorated

eggs

and

the

Easter

bunny
.


But

a

few

weeks

before

celebrating

Easter

in

Germany,

there

is

another

spring

event

that

is

hold

in

some

parts

of

the

country,

such

as

in

the

Neckar

Valley
.

It

is

called

"
Sommertagszug
",which

translates

as

"summer

day

parade


A few weeks before Easter Sunday in Germany,
you can also see in many towns an Easter
Market, called
Ostermarkt

in German, where
they sell decorated Easter eggs, chocolate eggs
and bunnies, spring ornaments and more
Easter crafts. Germans love to decorate their
house and garden with Easter decoration. But
be careful about chocolate Easter eggs in
Germany: many contain alcohol and are not
suitable for young kids.


This is how they decorate their house

On the other hand, Easter in Germany does
still have a few customs of its own such as the
"
Osterbaum
" (the Easter Tree) and the
"
Osterbrunnen
" (Easter Fountain).

The
Osterbaum

These

Easter

trees

are

either

made

of

branches

cut

from

pussy

willows

or

other

flowering

bushes

or

are

small

living

trees

and

bushes

that

are

already

planted

around

the

house
.

In

the

case

of

the

cut

branches,

they

are

usually

brought

in

the

house

and

put

in

a

vase

to

be

decorated

with

hand

painted

wooden

eggs,

hollowed

out

real

eggs

and

little

garlands
.

In

the

same

way,

the

living

trees

and

bushes

outside

the

house

are

also

decorated

with

plastic,

wooden

or

real

painted

eggs

and

wreaths
.

It

makes

for

a

splash

of

colour

in

otherwise

often

gray

spring

days,

giving

the

towns

and

cities

a

more

festive

atmosphere
.

Of

course

little

Easter

chocolate

eggs

are

also

left

by

the

big

Easter

Bunny

(
Osterhase
)

around

bushes

and

trees

for

kids

to

find

on

Easter

Sunday
.

Another

tradition

introduced

in

North

America

by

Germans

settlers
.