Germany is a country located in Central Europe that is
about the same size as Montana. The climate is temperate with cold winters
and warm summers. Germany is divided into 16 states and has a varied landscape
of seaside, mountains, rivers, forests, cities, and small towns. After
World War II Germany was divided into two separate countries. In 1990
West Germany and East Germany were reunified into one country. Some large
cities in Germany are Berlin, the capital, Munich, Cologne, and Frankfort.
- - Germans typically do not sleep between 2 sheets.
Instead they sleep beneath a duvet (a big fluffy comforter) and a bottom
- - Football (soccer) is a very popular sport. In fact,
there are more football clubs in Germany than any other country in the
- - Another favorite sport for students is Handball.
This team sport is played indoors on a court similar to indoor soccer
or lacrosse. Teams of 6 try to score a goal by throwing a medium size
ball into a field hockey size goal.
- German students are required to attend school to the 10th grade. Then
they may choose to continue into apprenticeship programs, secondary
school, or Gymnasium. Only students attending Gymnasium go onto University.
- - In German schools the students stay in one classroom
with the same group of students for their entire day (usually 7:30am
- 1pm) and their teachers come to them. Students go home for lunch.
- Most Germans prefer their drinks without ice.
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