Government Type: Federal republic
Currency: euro (EUR)
Total Area: 137,846 Square Miles
357,022 Square Kilometers
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
German. However, the German taught in school and used in the media is often not the German spoken daily. Various dialects have a strong influence in most areas. English is widely understood and many Germans from the former East Germany speak Russian.
The German People
A handshake is the most frequent way one greets another person. A man waits for a woman to extend her hand before shaking it; in mixed company he shakes a woman’s hand before a man’s. In groups, several people do not shake hands at once; crossing someone else’s handshake is inappropriate. By tradition, only family members and close friends address each other by their first names. Others use titles and surnames, although this is changing among young people.
Where to find more out about Germany
German to English Dictionary
Paperball- German Newspapers