Informative Essay: German Culture: Facts, Customs and Traditions

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Come drink a Bit burger and eat a delicious wiener schnitzel in Germany! Germany is just slightly smaller than the state of Montana in the United States. In addition, Germany is located in central Europe and borders the North Sea and Baltic Sea in the Netherlands and, Poland. The culture built around Germany has a foundation of Art, Literature, Sports, Food, and Music. In addition, Germany’s torn past over war of its modern day is very different form our own, but is very similar in many other ways. However to truly understand the unique culture of Germany, one must know the origin of the unique Art’s, Literature, Sports, Food and, Music, that Germany is known for.

Germany has many interesting facts. Germans wear their wedding
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Wines and, beer are famous all over the world, which leads to the popular German social gathering at an outdoor beer or wine garden or cellar restaurant.

In Germany schools is a little different from the schools in the United States. From the age of 6 through 14, school is mandatory, and in public state-run schools, it is free. The school system in Germany is a little different from in America’s school system. All children enter in the same program, but at the age of 10, they can go to one of four different types of schools. The way that they enter school determines whether they will go to a university or enter a technical field or trade field. Colleges in Germany are very difficult to get into. They require you to have a high school diploma and, a GPA that is equivalent to 60% of your grade. These requirements just stated will allow you to get into the lowest level of college that they have to offer. There school system goes on programs that help you get a degree in a specific field. Once you enter a program at the school, you must finish it. It is not like our school systems in the United States where you can change whenever you want. If a student in Germany starts a program and, after 3 years, he or she decides that they want to get out of that program, he or she must start over from the beginning. Nothing will transfer from program to program in the German education system. Job requirements are much more difficult, for…