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As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key
member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations.
European power struggles immersed the country in two devastating World Wars
in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the
victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945.
With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the
western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic
The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic
and security organizations, the EC and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the
front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of
the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990.
Since then Germany has
expended considerable funds to bring eastern productivity and wages up to
western standards. In January 2002, Germany and 11 other EU countries introduced
a common European currency, the euro.
short form: Deutschland
international: Federal Republic of
conventional short form: Germany
former: German Empire, German
Republic, German Reich.
ISO Country Code: de
Actual Time : Mon-Apr-19
Time : CET = UTC+1h
Capital City: Berlin
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(transitional) Capital City: Bonn
Type Federal Republic
Founded: 1949 (Basic Law,
i.e., Constitution, promulgated on May 23, 1949).
On October 3, 1990, the
Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic unified in
accordance with Article 23 of the FRG Basic Law.
Area: 357,000 sq. km. (137,821 sq. mi.)
Low plain in the north; high plains, hills, and basins in the center and east;
mountainous alpine region in the south.
moderate continental climate without sustained periods of cold or heat, maritime
climate in the North, in the South mountain climate in the Alpine regions
Other Cities: Official Ciy Sites (city population)
the Old City of Frankfurt am Main, once Europe's largest preserved medieval
The Official Web Site of the City of Cologne
The Official Web Site of the City of Munich
Nationality: Noun and
Population (2003 est.): 83 million
Primarily German; Danish minority in the north, Sorbian (Slavic) minority in the
east; 7.3 million foreign residents.
Religions: Protestants (27.9 million),
Catholics (27.3 million); approximately 3.2 million Muslims.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Live Web CamerasGermany
Cam....another great shot from the people at Stern
building sites...interactive.....a look on Europe's largest building
site at this moment: the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. There is also other views
here. Check it out. Click on "City Panorama" for the live shots, then
Cam......live from Leipzig, Boomtown of East Germany. This site tip
recieved from B. Lockemann. Thanks B.
Live Cam....A live view of the Baltic Sea from the Cliff Hotel on Ruegen
Island. Thanks to Matthias Scheibe.
towards the citypark of Kaiserslautern. Updated every 30 minutes during daylight
Bremen - Vegesack. View of the river Weser and the river Lesum, updated from
10am to 10pm hourly. Not sure on the translation. Tip from Joern Raffel.
Bad Godesberg Cam......the
view is from "Bad Godesberg", a medium size town located about 10 km
south of Bonn, the former capital city of Germany. Info on view at site.
Cam......The town is called "Bocholt". It is beetween
Oberhausen and the Netherlands boarder. The Cam is located in front of the
historical townhall (Marketplace). Tip from Frank Burdack.
from the Alexanderplatz, Berlin thanks to BerlinOnline.
Cam....located on the top of a tv tower in a restaurant, 172,5 meter
high, which is turning around so you get a great panorama view of this wonderful
city, which is by the way capital of Nordrhein Westfalen.
Cam....live Web-Cam of the marketplace in Tuebingen. Tuebingen is an old
University town of the southern part of Germany.
Webcam......a live stream from downtown Wuppertal-Elberfeld (Wuppertal
has two downtowns, Elberfeld and Barmen). It is a view from the University,
which is situated south of downtown on a hill..
....Internet-Users are able to view all over Munich by three brand new
cams. This is an interactive site. Go there for more information. Tip from Katja
Livecam......watch as the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser
converts an ex-DDR grammar school convert to an work of art. Tip from Ralf
Panorama Cam......The camera is located on the top of the Tesion-building
(a technological company) and gives a 250 degree view over downtown Stuttgart.
The picture is updated every hour at about five minutes past the top of the
hour. More stuff here. Look around.
Webcams......three different views of Bremen (1.the Railway Station, 2.
a place at the River Weser called 'Schlachte' and 3. in the citycenter near the
Bremer Dom )
on webcam logo. View from Herrenberg. A community of 35,000 people southern
Germany, near Tuebingen and Stuttgart. Tip from Wolfgang Gampfer.
Shipcam....view from an old ship in the harbour, which is used as a
party location and it has a webcam on top. You´ll see the harbour and a small
part of the quarter around which is a great view. Update every 60 seconds.
view overlooking the Rothenburger market-place in Rothenburger. Updates every 2
Webcam....A nice view to the main place ( Maiplatz ) in Plettenberg in
the Sauerland / Germany. Tip from Heinz Ochtendung.
is a very old and unique small town in Upper Franconia which is part of Bavaria.
It is also host for a US Army Batallion. The live cam is situated in the
traditional market place in front of the town hall. Tip from Axel Schwenker
Webcam....Not much info on this site. Only that it's
from Duisburg and that it looks nice.
Deutsche Welle (DW) [German
News and information in 35 languages.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - FAZ
Last but not least the
FAZ online! (in German).
National and international
the weekly news magazine (in German - partly in English).
business and financial publication (English summaries).
articles of Germany's latest dailies (in German).
Since more than 50ty
years sophisticated News. (German, partly English)
German TV News. (German).
Weekly News and
background information (in German).
Links for German Literature
The International Brecht Society Homepage,
dedicated to the works and thought of Brecht.
The , promoting the German language and
Well known for their Children's and Household Tales
(Grimms' Fairy Tales, compiled by D. L. Ashliman)
Fairy Tales by
the Grimm Brothers
Web edition of tales from the Grimm Brothers'
Kinder- und Hausmärchen (in German and English)
The Steppenwolf's page (in English and German).
Maybe you will miss Felix Krull at Buddenbrookhaus
somehow; (in German).
The storyteller's homepage by the Karl May
The world's greatest space adventure series, in print since
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