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3 days ago · Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century historicist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner. Ludwig chose to pay for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. Construction began in 1869, but was never fully completed. The castle was intended as a private ...
6 days ago · The House of Wittelsbach (German: Haus Wittelsbach) is the Royal Bavarian dynasty from Germany, with branches that have ruled over territories including Bavaria, the Palatinate, Holland and Zeeland, Sweden (with Denmark and Norway), Hungary (with Romania), Bohemia, the Electorate of Cologne and other prince-bishoprics, and Greece.
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Apr 30, 2021 · Hohenzollern Castle (German: Burg Hohenzollern (help · info)) is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern. The third of three hilltop castles built on the site, it is located atop Mount Hohenzollern, above and south of Hechingen, on the edge of the Swabian Jura of central Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Apr 30, 2021 · The culture of Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe, both religious and secular.Historically, Germany has been called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the country of poets and thinkers).
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After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, a new one was made out of papal hubris when the Pope, who had apparently been drinking too much German beer and mistaken Aachen for Rome, crowned a Germanic king Holy Roman Emperor. The fact that the Roman Empire still very much existed at that point in the East didn't seem to bother either the Pope or the new Emperor. (Probably because the Orthodox Christian Eastern Roman Empire was a direct rival to the papacy in Rome.) Irony not existing in medie...
Germany made more beer. The Germans drank said beer. Many cities got filthily rich and became quasi-independent city states. The oldest non-religious buildings of note date to this era. Around the same time, some guy nailed something to a door. Afterwards, about a third of them died in the Thirty Years War.
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Germany first started to become united by the process of nationalism in the nineteenth century when it was the cultural center of Europe, producing several notable philosophers, scientists and artists, such as Immanuel Kant, Carl Friedrich Gauss and Richard Wagner, all three of whom allegedly enjoyed consuming the beer at Oktoberfest in München (Munich) and a little playful banter with the original St. Pauli Girl. Also important during this period was the rise of Prussia, which took over the...
Berlin is the capital of Germany. It was captured by the Soviets in 1945, and briefly was divided into Soviet, American, British, and French sectors. The American, British, and French parts were united and became West Berlin. The Soviet partition became East Berlin. Since Berlin was deep in East German territory, when the Soviets locked down rail lines and formed a blockade, closing off access to West Berlin, the Allies responded with the Berlin Airlift, flying enough supplies in on a daily basis to keep the city running. The result was the abandoning of the blockade of the city by the Soviets and later the building of a fortified border.
Germany's current government is a federal republic divided into 16 states or Bundesländer. The current head of state is President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, whose predecessor was Joachim "I am Generally Inoffensive to Everyone" Gauck; the current head of government is Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel belongs to the center-right (by European standards) Christian Democratic Union, while Steinmeier is a member of the Social Democratic Party. However any real power resides with the chancellor and not the president. The German constitution is called the Basic Law, because it was formulated for West Germany only, and the Germans intended to make a new constitution if the country was unified again. However, when reunification did happen, the Basic Law was simply extended to cover East Germany as well, with a few amendments. The Basic Law (together with the Law on the Federal Constitutional Court) puts tighter restrictions on political parties than exist in many countries: the constitutional...
The German language is not the easiest language to learn. We at RationalWiki don't think you could find a better treatment of the difficulties of learning the German language than Mark Twain's essay, "The Awful German Language". It is quite humorous, but not an exaggeration.
Europe's largest economy is located in Germany and it weathered the troubles of the 2007-8 financial crisis better in comparison to other states. However, certain details reveal that this happened in part at the expense of the German working and middle classes, the European periphery and the prospective mid-term stability of the whole European economy. At the end of the last millennium the German Social Democrats, the equivalent of the UK Labour and US Democratic parties, came into power. They cut high-end income taxes by almost 10 per cent, started to dismantle the public benefit system and stripped away regulations for banks and employers to prove their centrist credentials. Neoliberal doctrine postulated that this would lead to a quick and broad improvement of sluggish economic numbers. When this failed to materialise the conservatives got voted back in and they doubled down on the neoliberal strategy. Slowly employment numbers rose and corporate profits skyrocketed thanks to the...
German Autobahnen are legendary. Legend has it they were originally designed as part of the Blitzkrieg, neatly copied from ancient Roman road system designed to transport legions to the borders. Some few decades later invading neighbours wasn't a real option anymore so they were repurposed as an open racetrack. On most parts there is no speed limit; however, even in those instances, there is still a "recommended maximum speed" ("Richtgeschwindigkeit") of 130 km/h, which means that it's legally permitted to exceed that speed limit if all the conditions (weather, traffic etc.) are sufficient. Only in cases of accidents, exceeding the speed limit could have repercussions; even if someone who technically didn't cause the accident exceeded 130km/h, they can still be found partially liable unless they can prove that the accident would have still happened all the same even if they had remained below 130km/h. In practice this turns out as follows: Right lane is for trucks and women. 90km/h...
Germans are much more likely to commute via bicycle than those in the USA. However, you will not see any dropped (ram's horn) handlebars on commuter bikes, and you will not see commuters wearing black bicycle shorts (or any other color of bicyle shorts). Why not? Because it is in line with the general German cultural value to not do something if it does not make sense. When you are riding in city traffic, you want 1) not to have to move your hands to reach the brake levers 2) ride with a comfortable "heads up" posture and 3) not incur the overhead of changing into bike shorts to start the commute, then change out of them at the end of a commute that will probably be less than 5 or 6 miles. The commuter bikes that are used have the same general design that was in use during World War II, both in Germany as well as the USA. Of course, even though they look similar, today's version will have a lighter frame, more gears and better brakes. Germans actually have real bike lanes-- not pain...
Contrary to popular belief, German humour does exist[note 5], and it is as diverse as you can expect it from a country of 82 million people. It deals with many of the same topics that Englishhumour does but has its own characteristics. National minorities 1. "Ossi(e)s" (People from East Germany, the former GDR), "Ostfriesen" (East Frisians, who are portrayed as naive and/or stupid), Bayern (Bavarians) and so forth. National stereotypes 1. For example, Dutchdrivers who block the Autobahn with their caravans. 2. "What happens when Dutch people fail the driving test for the third time? They get yellow number plates".[note 6] Gender jokes 1. About stupid women and primitive men. Mothers-in-law Government and politicians 1. Both in the form of simple jokes and elaborate political cabaret. "Beamtenwitze" 1. Jokes about state officials being insanely lazy. 2. Two state officials meet in the corridor. One of them asks "Can't sleep as well, eh?" 3. Why are civil servants not allowed one-hour...
Given the brutal history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust it comes as no surprise that the present day democratic German government (and West and East Germany to an extent) would put laws in place to prevent something like this ever happening again. Strafgesetzbuch 86aofficially bans the public display of any and all Nazi symbols, imagery, insignia, slogans, uniforms, and salutes as well as any other "unconstitutional" organizations such as the German Communist Party and ISIS unless in the context of education and research. These include but are not limited to: 1. The Nazi Hakenkreuz/Hooked Cross(aka Swastika) 2. The German Iron Cross with the Hakenkreuz 3. The White nationalist/supremacist version of the Celtic Cross 4. The Broken Solar Cross of the Thule Societyand Germanic Faith Movement 5. SS sig runes 6. The Sturmabteilungemblem 7. Othala rune 8. Wolfsangel 9. Gauwinkel 10. The swastika Nazi version of the Reichskriegsflagge 11. The Parteiadler with the Swastika and Reichsadle...
Apr 05, 2021 · The first purpose-built SS Nazi concentration camp at Dachau is established. The camp located near Munich opened with 200 prisoners. Initially intended for political prisoners, conditions in the camp were deplorable with inmates subjected to horrific physical and verbal abuse. The camp operated until the end of WWII.
4 days ago · Etimologia del termine. La parola italiana libro deriva dal latino liber.Il vocabolo originariamente significava anche "corteccia", ma visto che era un materiale usato per scrivere testi (in libro scribuntur litterae, Plauto), in seguito per estensione la parola ha assunto il significato di "opera letteraria".
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