Life in Germany


Life in Germany

You want to know about life in Germany? We all know the stereotypes connected with Germany and the Germans, disciplined, hardworking and efficient. But Germany is not only the country of clean streets and strict bureaucracy. Besides its quality university system, it is rich in culture and history and allows for a great variety of leisure activities. Germany was repeatedly ranked most popular country in the world in BBC polls, for the last time in 2013.

Also called "the country of poets and thinkers", Germany is the birthplace of writers and poets such as Goethe, Schiller, Hesse and Brecht and philosophers like Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche and Heidegger. It is also the country of famous scientists and inventors including Keppler, Gutenberg, Planck, Virchow, Daimler and Benz.

The German society has changed considerably during the last decades. Amongst other things it became multi-cultural and multi-religous. More than 7 million foreigners live nowadays in Germany, and 16 million people have foreign roots. Roughly 10% of the students at German universities come from abroad. Islam is with 4 million adherents the biggest non-Christian religion. This diversity is reflected in many aspects of life in Germany.

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