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					Kultur in Deutschland
                 Deutschland
•   Population 81 million
•   Size of Montana
•   High Population Density (230/sq. kilometer)
•   16 States
•   Capital: Berlin
•   Largest Minority: Turks
             Deutschland


• Southern Mountains: Alpen/Alps
• Central Mountains: Harz
• Rivers: die Donau/Danube
        der Rhein
                Deutsch

• Spoken by over 97 million people
• English is a Germanic Language
• Official language in:
  – Germany
  – Austria
  – Switzerland
  – Liechtenstein
            Restaurant and Food
•   Tip Included + “Trinkgeld”
•   French Fries with Mayo and a Fork!
•   Sit with Strangers (No Host/ess)
•   No Free Refills or Ice (Lined Glasses)
•   Condiments in a Tube
•   Eis Cafes
•   Typical Meals
•   Wurst/Brot
         Restaurant and Food…..
•   Dine with Strangers
•   Menu Posted Outside
•   No “Doggie Bags”
•   Dogs often Dine with Owners
•   Gummy Candy
•   Kaffee Klatsch
•   International Food
            Homes and Housing
•   Kleingärten/Schrebergärten
•   Doors Shut
•   Small Refrigerator, No Built-in Closets
•   “Klo Frau”
•   Odd Television Hours
          Homes and Housing….
•   Little Water in Toilett
•   Recycling!!!
•   May be Asked to Remove Shoes
•   Different Windows, “Knobs,” Switches
                     School
•   Abitur
•   Hitzefrei
•   Schedules/Classes*
•   Discipline
•   Schultüte
•   No Busses/ Cafeteria/ Sports*/Lockers
•   University=Free
            Phone/Mail/Police
•   Public Phones: Pink/White/Grey
•   Polizei: green/white or blue/white
•   Post: Yellow with French Horn/No Uniforms
•   Telefonkarte
•   Handys
              Grocery Shopping
•   Frequent Grocery Shopping
•   Taxes Included
•   Do not Touch Food at Open-Air Markets
•   Bag Your Own Groceries and Bring Own Bags
•   Bakery, Butcher, etc.
•   “Rent” Carts
•   Ten Eggs/Carton
•   “Waiting” in Line
            Other Shopping
• KaDeWe in Berlin
• Floor Levels
• Clothing/Shoe Sizes
                   E.U.
• 27 European Countries Working Together
  Economically and Polictically
• No Need to Show Passport/Exchange Money
• Euro Monetary Unit
• Switzerland and Liechtenstein not Members
               Transportation
•   18 for License/Expensive, Difficult Class
•   Public Transportation Cheap and Abundant
•   Bikes!
•   Autobahn
•   Traffic Lights
         Traditional Clothes
• Lederhosen-Men
• Dirndl- Women
• Change Clothes
            Good Luck Symbols
•   Ladybug/ Clover/ Lucky Penny/ Horseshoe
•   Pig/Hedgehog
•   Mushroom
•   “Break your leg/neck!”
•   Chimney Sweep
•   Pressing Thumbs
•   Garden Gnome
                   Extras!!!
•   Handshaking
•   Uneven Number of Flowers
•   Smaller Sense of “Personal Space”
•   Fussball (World Cup 3 Times)
•   Olympics (1936 and 1972)
•   Mandatory Military/ Comm. Service
•   Smiling/Politeness

				
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