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GERMANY

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Located in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres in the central part of the continent of Europe. Germany is the second most populated country in Europe.

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THE CAN DO QUIZ

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1. In which continent is Germany located?

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Australia

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Europe

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2. What are the colours of the German flag?

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Red, black and gold

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Red and white

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Did you Know?

Germany is bordered by the Baltic and North Seas to its north and the mountains of the Alps and Lake Constance to its south.

Neighbouring Countries

Click or hover over a country name below to see it on the map.


DID YOU KNOW?

The River Rhine forms a natural border between Germany and Switzerland, and Germany and France, It is the longest river in Germany.

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REGIONS

Bundestag Building


DID YOU KNOW?

Bundesrepublik Deutschland, is the official name of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is its capital and also its biggest city. The Bundestag Building is where the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany meet.

CLIMATE



DID YOU KNOW?

Germany has a temperate climate. Summers are warm, and winter temperatures vary from mild to very cold. Snow falls in the north and eastern parts of the country, and rain falls throughout the year.



Germany has four seasons. Select from the boxes below to see Berlin in each season.

Summer

June to August

Autumn

September to November

Winter

December to February

Spring

March to May




FAMOUS LANDMARKS OF GERMANY




Neuschwanstein Castle

Located in Bavaria, Schloss Neuschwanstein, is the German name for this 19th century castle. King Ludwig II designed the castle as his private residence. It was opened to the general public after his death in 1886.




Brandenburg Gate

Located in Berlin, this arch was built as an entrance to Unter den Linden and onto the Prussian Palace, in 1791. After 1989, when the Berlin Wall was demolished, the Brandenburg Gate became a national symbol for peace and unity.




Elbe Philharmonic Hall

Located on the Elbe River in the historic port city of Hamburg. It is nicknamed the Elphi, and pronounced Elbphilharmonie in German. It is one of the largest concert halls in the world.




Bastei Bridge

Located in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, this 194 metre (636 feet) rock formation was formed over one million years ago by water erosion. The Bastei Bridge is made of sandstone and was built in 1851.

NATIVE GERMAN ANIMALS



Greater Horseshoe Bat


Fire Salamander


Alpine lbex

Name the animal

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Bicolored Shrew
European Wildcat
Fire Salamander
Alpine lbex
Badger
Wild Boar
Greater Horseshoe Bat


Badger


Wild Boar


European Wildcat


Bicolored Shrew

NATIONAL ANTHEM, FLAG AND CURRENCY

‘Das Lied der Deutschen’ is the official national anthem of Germany.

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The official flag of the Federal Republic of Germany is known as Bundesflagge. It was first adopted in 1919 and again in 1949, with the new constitution.

It is made up of three horizontal bands of colour. The black symbolises the dignity and determination of the German people. While, the red represents their strength and bravery and the gold, their power, prestige and wealth.

The Dienstflagge flag, is the German Government’s service flag. It includes the national coat of arms of Germany in
its centre.



DID YOU KNOW?

The currency in Germany is the Euro (€). There are 100 cents in one Euro. Notes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.

There are eight different denominations of coins, ranging in value from 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins to the more valuable 1 and 2 euro coins.





CAN DO KIDS BAND HIGHLIGHTS

Click on one of the Can Do Kids
to hear more about their experience in Germany.

We were lucky enough to be in Germany for the world famous Oktoberfest. A festival that includes parades, amusement rides and games and has been celebrated every year since 1810. It was awesome to visit the zoo. I saw a European badger and an Alpine Ibex.

Germany is renown for classical music. Many world famous composers come from this Incredible country. My favourite experience was playing a snare drum in a marching band. We all dressed up in colourful matching uniforms and paraded on a field before a football game started.

So many delicious foods to try, but my favourite was the Schnitzel. It can be bought almost anywhere. From a classy restaurant, or to be sold by a street vendor. Bratwurst sausage is delicious. There are over 40 different kinds!

Germany is famous for being the land of ‘Poets and Thinkers’. I love that! It was fun to travel down the Rhine River, the longest river in Germany. Speaking with local people, I learnt even more about this beautiful country’s rich history.

While performing in Germany I wore a ruffled apron, dirndl dress. So pretty! My favourite place to visit was the Nueschwanstein Castle or ‘The castle of the fairy tale king’. This was the inspiration for Cinderella. How romantic!

DEPARTURE

We’ve had an exciting adventure on our tour of Germany. Click on the game links below to test your knowledge. Best of luck from me, Amy, Ace, Lin, Oz and Ravi.

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