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1 Germany at a glance Please, make yourself comfortable and have a look at our nice little country.

2 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations Location: Central Europe Area: km² Inhabitants: million State system:Democratic- parliamentary federal state Capital City: Berlin National flag: Neighboring Countries:Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxemburg, Poland, Netherlands, Switzerland Currency:EUR Telephone country code:+49

3 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations 16 federal states......and their capital cities

4 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations Remage n Bridge of Remagen Town Hall Rail Station

5 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations State system: Democratic-parliamentary federal state since 1949 Head of state:State president Johannes Rau Parliament:Bundestag (Lower House, 598 members) and Bundesrat (Upper House, 69 members) Head of government:Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Reichstag – domicile of the German Bundestag

6 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations May 8, 1945 World War II is over and Berlin is divided into 4 sectors; (the American, British, French in the West and the Soviet in the East) May 24, 1949 Federal Republic of Germany is founded (West Germany including West Berlin) October 7, 1949 German Democratic Republic is founded (East Germany including East Berlin) May 26, 1952 Border between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin is closed. Only the border between East and West Berlin is still opened August 13, 1961 The Berlin sectorial border between East and West Berlin is closed, Berlin Wall is built June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan visits Berlin and urges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall November 9, 1989 Berlin Wall is opened October 3, 1990 Germany is reunited (GDR accedes to the Federal Republic of Germany) Symbol of the Cold War & the seperation of Germany, especially Berlin

7 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations After reunification in 1990 Germans celeberate their Day of German Unification every 3rd October

8 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations The German reunification means a challenge for the West German economy and the German economic policy. This is the greates challenge since the reconstruction after the Second World War. The economy right now is paralysed but we take it as a challenge for renewal. Take a look at some vital parts of German economy......

9 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations Approximately two-thirds of the top international fairs take place in Germany. This includes 130 till 150 international and national specialized fairs annually. Known as the capital of fairs, Germany lies in the heart of Europe, in the centre of the European home market. In the year 2002 totalling billion EUR in imports and exports, Germany is one of the leading economic countries in the world. This can be seen very clearly at the fairs hosted throughout the country.

10 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations The Island Rügen in the Baltic Sea The Island Norderney in the North Sea

11 Germany at a glance I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations Black Forrest Danub e & Rhine Valley Alps

12 Germany at a glance Neuschwanstein, one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.3 million people visit the castle of the fairy-tale king Ludwig II in Bavaria. Neuschwanstein I.Facts II.Administration III.Remagen IV.Political V.Berlin Wall VI.Reunification VII.Economy VIII.Fairs IX.Destinations

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