Culture of Germany

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Germany

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Historically, Germany has been called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the country of poets and thinkers).
Known for its long and rich cultural history, Germany has continuously been the home of influential and successful artists, philosophers, writers, musicians, film people, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and inventors.

Thomas Mann

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Nine Germans have won the Nobel Prize in literature: Theodor Mommsen, Paul von Heyse, Gerhart Hauptmann, Thomas Mann, Nelly Sachs, Hermann Hesse, Heinrich Böll, Günter Grass, and Herta Müller.
Later, other novels included Lotte in Weimar (1939), in which Mann returned to the world of Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774); Doctor Faustus (1947), the story of composer Adrian Leverkühn and the corruption of German culture in the years before and during World War II; and Confessions of Felix Krull (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull, 1954), which was unfinished at Mann's death.

Regensburg

RatisbonRegensburg, GermanyCastra Regina
The Walhalla temple for "laudable and distinguished Germans" features a number of scientists, and is located east of Regensburg, in Bavaria.
Regensburg became the cultural centre of southern Germany and was celebrated for its gold work and fabrics.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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German designers were leaders of modern product design, with the Bauhaus designers like Mies van der Rohe, and Dieter Rams of Braun being essential.
He began his architectural career as an apprentice at the studio of Peter Behrens from 1908 to 1912, where he was exposed to the current design theories and to progressive German culture.

Albert Einstein

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The work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck was crucial to the foundation of modern physics, which Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger developed further.
His mother played the piano reasonably well and wanted her son to learn the violin, not only to instill in him a love of music but also to help him assimilate into German culture.

Prussian virtues

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It has also significantly influenced wider German culture, such as the contemporary German stereotypes of efficiency, austerity and discipline.

University of Freiburg

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Some famous universities are those of Munich and Berlin, University of Tübingen, University of Göttingen, University of Marburg, University of Berlin, Mining Academy Freiberg and Freiburg University, among many others.
The intensive language lessons are bolstered by a supplementary program with lectures and seminars on German culture, politics, philosophy, and art, as well as excursions to the Black Forest, the Alsace region in France, Basel (Switzerland) or Lake Constance.

Goethe-Institut

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The Goethe Institute seeks the spread the knowledge of German culture worldwide.

German language

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German culture has spanned the entire German-speaking world.

Secularism

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From its roots, culture in Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe, both religious and secular.

Public holidays in Germany

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There are a number of public holidays in Germany.

Oktoberfest

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The country is particularly known for its Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, its carnival culture and globally influential Christmas customs known as Weihnachten.

Munich

Munich, GermanyMünchenMunich, West Germany
The country is particularly known for its Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, its carnival culture and globally influential Christmas customs known as Weihnachten.

Carnival in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

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The country is particularly known for its Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, its carnival culture and globally influential Christmas customs known as Weihnachten.

Weihnachten

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The country is particularly known for its Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, its carnival culture and globally influential Christmas customs known as Weihnachten.

National day

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3 October has been the national day of Germany since 1990, celebrated as the German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit).

German Unity Day

Day of German Unity3 October 1990German reunification
3 October has been the national day of Germany since 1990, celebrated as the German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit).

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUnited Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural OrganizationUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The UNESCO inscribed 38 properties in Germany on the World Heritage List.

World Heritage Sites by country

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The UNESCO inscribed 38 properties in Germany on the World Heritage List.

BBC

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A global opinion poll for the BBC revealed that Germany is recognized for having the most positive influence in the world in 2011, 2013, and 2014.

Working language

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It is one of 23 official languages in the European Union, and one of the three working languages of the European Commission, along with English and French.

European Commission

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It is one of 23 official languages in the European Union, and one of the three working languages of the European Commission, along with English and French.

Danish language

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Recognised native minority languages in Germany are Danish, Sorbian,

Sorbian languages

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Recognised native minority languages in Germany are Danish, Sorbian,