Culture Of Germany
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Culture Of Germany
Germany is a parliamentary federal republic comprising sixteen states. Berlin is the capital city. Culturally, Germany has been known for its contribution in many fields like music, literature, philosophy, art and architecture, and sports.
German Art • Germany has produced some of the best pieces of art work and has a long tradition in visual arts. • Print making, wood engravings and Gothic art of the sixteenth century are some of the major German innovations.
Caspar David Friedrich
Architecture The architecture of Germany has a long, rich and diverse history. Every major European style from Roman to Post Modern is demonstrated, including renowned examples of Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Modern architecture
Base: regional structure. The diverse architectural styles of the country is a result of fragmentation of the country during centuries.
Romanesque: Speyer Cathedral: Romanesque church (11th century) The cathedral is regarded as a symbol of imperial power. One of the most important architectural monuments of its time and one of the finest Romanesque monuments.
Gothic: Cologne Cathedral - Kölni dóm: a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996. At the time of its completion in the 19th century, the cathedral was the tallest building in the world.
Baroque: The Dresden Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady is a Lutheran church in Dresden the capital of the German state of Saxony. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe.
Walhalla in Regensburg . The Walhalla is a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished people, famous personalities in German history – politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue
Reichstag: is a historical edifice in Berlin, constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire
modern: Einstein Tower is an astrophysical observatory in the Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam. The Einstein Tower is a functional building, a solar observatory, which was scientifically Europe’s most important solar telescope until the Second World War.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.
Music One of the leading music markets in the world, Germany is home to some of the most wellknown classical music composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Richard Wagner.
Present: Alphaville, Scorpions, Modern Talking, Groove Coverage, Scooter, Tokio Hotel
Concert halls and opera houses
Hamburg Stat OperaPaganini, Liszt, Wagner and Mahler all performed there before the theatre was renamed Hamburg State Opera in 1934. It is today one of Europe's leading opera houses.
Semper Opera, Dresden: Dresden's legendary Semper Opera House has not had an easy life – it was burnt down in 1869, destroyed by bombers in 1945 and badly damaged by floods in 2002.
Alte Oper, Frankfurt: The neo-Renaissance Alte Oper building was inaugurated in 1880 in the presence of the Kaiser. It was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War and reopened only in 1981.
Philharmonie, Berlin: the new Philharmonie was affectionately known as Karajan's Circus. It became an emblem of West Berlin and is now part of the Berlin Kulturforum.
German literature is world-famous and dates back to the Middle Ages. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Friedrich Schiller , Thomas Mann , Bertolt Brecht , and Hermann Hesse are some of the most renowned German authors.
Germany hosts the Frankfurt Book Fair annually; it is the biggest book fair in the world.
More information: Music and literature have an important place in the culture of Germany. In West Germany there are 1200 museums, 400 main libraries, 300 theater houses, 150 notable orchestras, and 60 opera houses.
Oktoberfest in Munich
Frankfurt's Städel Institute is an art museum in Frankfurt am Main, with one of the most important collections in Germany.
Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, is the world's largest museum of science and technology. Museum Island is the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree river in the central Mitte district of Berlin. It is so called for the complex of five internationally significant museums.
Sports Germany has been represented in various international sporting events including Formula One, FIFA World Cup, Summer Olympics, ice hockey, and tennis tournaments. One of the leading motor sports countries in the world, Germany is known for the manufacture of motor brands such as BMW and Mercedes.