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Germany Facts & Information

 Location Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
 Climate Temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm foehn wind
 Terrain Lowlands in north, uplands in center, Bavarian Alps in south
 Population 82,398,326
 Nationality German
 Ethnic groups German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Russian, Greek, Polish, Spanish)
 Religions Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%
 Languages German
 Government Type Federal republic
 Capital Berlin
 Currency Euro
 Description of Flag The German flag has three equal horizontal stripes of black, red, and gold.
 Germany Flag Flag of Germany

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German Culture

Germans have been the victims of cultural stereotyping since the horrific events that occurred during the Third Reich. Germany is often thought to be a dreary place of all work and no play. Many people perceive Germans to be racist, narrow minded, controlling people who never crack a smile. These perceptions are untrue and unfair. German people are quick to correct these stereotypes that have been bestowed upon them. Germany has a unique, flavorful

culture drawn from a rich heritage.

The German countryside is lush and green with rolling hills. Though it rains often, Germany is a beautiful country with four distinct seasons. Germans love to be active outside. During the warm months, the lakes around Hamburg are filled with sailboats and the surrounding walkways are crowded with pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists. Moods caused by seasonal changes are reflected in theatre, literature, and fine art. Germany has given birth to some of the world’s most celebrated composers, physicists, and philosophers. Germany’s artistic heritage is evident in its cathedrals, and other beautiful buildings.

German CultureThough Germans welcome modernization, they are a proud people that work hard to uphold cultural traditions. On occasion they’ll even find a suitable reason to wear Bavarian Lederhosen and a Loden. Germany is typically a meat-and-potatoes kind of country. Lunch is the most important meal of the day though breakfast can be a very large meal. Beer is the national beverage and each region has their own distinct brewery. Hamburg’s brew, St. Pauli Girl, is exported internationally.

Visit Hamburg and tastes Germany’s rich culture.

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Hamburg Shopping

HamburgHamburg is a magnificent city for shopping. The city is well known for its elegant shopping arcades. The main shopping area is located at the foot of Lake Binnenalster between Rathausmarkt and Jungferstieg. Here you’ll find designer boutiques, department stores and other fine shops in and around wonderful arcades. Mudsburger Centre, located north of the city center on Mundsburger Damm, is another popular shopping alternative.


Hamburg Restaurants
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Hamburg. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Restaurant Haerlin 9-14 Neuer Jungfernstieg 40-3494-3310 French
 Trader Vic's Marseiller Strasse 2 40-3502-3440 German
 CIU ? Die Bar Ballindamm 14 - 15 00-3250-8855 Bar
 Fidel Jungfernstieg 56 320 828 20 Cuban
 Louis C. Jacob 401-403 Elbchaussee 40-822-55-405 French


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