German Culture

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German Culture

Germany has been remarkably called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the land of poets and thinkers). The diverse culture of Germany has been molded by the major intellectual and popular currents in Europe, both religious and secular. This report is divided into several aspects of German Culture which are as follows.

Language

German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany. Minority languages constitute Sorbian, Danish, Romany and Frisian. The immigrant languages include Turkish, Kurdish, Polish, Balkan languages and Russian.

Literature

German literature dates back to the Middle Ages. The most celebrated authors of the period are Walter von der Vogelweide and Wolfram von Eschenbach. The world
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Cinema

German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to the film industry since 19th century. In 1895, the Skladanowsky brothers were the first to conduct a public display of the self-invented film projector. The silent movie Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang is referred to as the birth of modern science fiction movies. In current years several German movies have won the Academy Award. The Berlin film festival also known as Berlinale, held annually since 1951 showcases upto 400 films in several sections, representing a widespread exhibit of the cinematic world.

Sports

Sports are an indispensable part of German life. Germany is a world leader in tennis, track and field, cycling, and swimming. The national sport is football. The other popular spectator sports include ice hockey, volleyball, handball and basketball. Germany is one of the leading motorsports countries in the world which has produces Formula 1 world champions such as Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. Germany has numerous ski resorts that attract skiers from all over the world. Historically, German sportsmen have been some of the most successful contenders in the Olympic Games.[3]

Philosophy

Since the middle ages, German

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