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Facts about Germany

Where is the Germany?
Germany is a country in central Europe. It shares its borders with nine neighbouring countries: Denmark to the north, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France to the west, Switzerland and Austria to the south, and the Czech Republic and Poland to the east.

The capital city of Germany is Berlin.

For many years following World War II, there were two German states. On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was opened; one year later, East Germany joined West Germany to become one country.

Some of the best-known fairy tales, such as Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White came from German.

Can you imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree? The idea of a Christmas tree came from Germany, too.

Some of the world’s leading composers were also born in Germany or Austria, including: Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, Arnold Schönberg and Alban Berg.

German kids don't have to wear school uniforms. They can wear what they like. German children typically begin school when they are six years old. The school day starts at 8:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm.