Germany

 

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Berlin

History:

"Founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history. Excavations from 2008 suggest that the city may be even older than was previously assumed: state archaeologists have discovered an oak beam that probably dates back to 1183. Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe."

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History:

"On the eve of All Saints’ Day in 1517, Martin Luther, a professor of theology at Wittenberg University in Saxony, posted ninety-five theses on a church door. Luther’s primary concern was the sale of indulgences–papal grants of reduced punishment in the afterlife, including releases from purgatory. First written in Latin, the theses were soon translated into German and widely distributed."

Fun Facts and Trivia:

"Germany was the first country in the world to adopt Daylight saving time – DST, also known as summer time. This occurred in 1916 in the midst of WWI and was put in place to conserve energy."

Customs and Culture:

"If you are invited to a German's house, bring a gift such as chocolates or flowers."

 

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Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations

Visas: Not required for a US citizen for a stay up to 90 days

What to Pack: "From April to October, Germany-bound travelers can expect frequently sunny weather with occasional rain, even in summer. During this time, your packing list should include sunglasses, a few pairs of jeans or khakis, layerable shirts, a light sweater and a swimsuit." 

Oranienburg

History:

"Originally named Bötzow, the town of Oranienburg dates from the 12th century and was first mentioned in 1216. Margrave Albert the Bear allegedly ordered the construction of a castle on the banks of the Havel. Around the castle stood a settlement of traders and craftsmen. In 1646 Friedrich Wilhelm I of Brandenburg married Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau (German: Oranien-Nassau). She was so attracted by the town of Bötzow that her husband presented the entire region to her. The princess ordered the construction of a new castle in the Dutch style and called it Oranienburg or Schloss Oranienburg. In 1653 the town of Bötzow was renamed Oranienburg."

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Munich

History:

"Munich was founded (1158) by Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony and of Bavaria near a settlement (Munichen) that was established in Carolingian times. In 1255 it was chosen as the residence of the Wittelsbach family, the dukes of Bavaria and later became (1506) the capital of the dukedom."

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Bad Tölz Area

History:

"The origins of Bad Tölz are closely connected to the river Isar. The river served as a traffic artery in the Middle Ages with the rafting trade bringing goods north to Munich."

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Enjoy a Little Germany from Home

 

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Water Safety: Water is safe to drink

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Visiting My German Friend & A Mini Oktoberfest

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