German people
Germans (German: Deutsche) are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history, and speak the German language as their mother tongue. The ...
10 Myths about the Nazis
10 Myths about the Nazis We've all heard the conspiracies about the evil nazi party, so we thought it was time to separate the fact from the fiction. Did Hitler really hide a stash of gold? And just w...
Rising Artist: Stuart Styron
Hello Stuart, very nice to meet you, and to get the chance to ask you a few questions for the blog! First off, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
History of Germany
Let us see what Germany has been once a time and what it could be. Song: Globus - Europa.
Names of Germany
Because of Germany's geographic position in the centre of Europe, as well as its long history as a non-united region of distinct tribes and states, there are many widely varying names of Germany ...
History of Germany
The concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to Roman commander Julius Caesar, who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania, thus distinguishing it...
Theodiscus
Theodiscus, the Latinised form of a Germanic word meaning "vernacular" or "of the people", is a Medieval Latin adjective referring to the Germanic vernaculars of the Early Middle Ages. The Old High Ge...
Ostsiedlung
Ostsiedlung ([ˈɔstˌziːdlʊŋ], literally east settling), also called German eastward expansion, was the medieval eastward migration and settlement of German speakers from the Holy Roman Empire (primari...
History of German settlement in Eastern Europe
The presence of German-speaking populations in Central and Eastern Europe is rooted in centuries of history, with the settling in northeastern Europe of Germanic peoples predating even the founding of...
Kingdom of Germany
The Kingdom of Germany or German Kingdom (Latin: Regnum Teutonicum, "Teutonic Kingdom") developed out of the eastern half of the former Carolingian Empire. Like Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Fr...
Stem duchy
The stem duchies (German: Stammesherzogtümer, from Stamm "tribe", in reference to the Germanic tribes of the Franks, Saxons, Bavarians and Swabians)were the constituent duchies of the kingdo...
Medieval demography
Medieval demography is the study of human demography in Europe and the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages. It is an estimate of the number of people who were alive during the Medieval period, popula...
Holy Roman Empire
The Holy Roman Empire (Latin: Sacrum Romanum Imperium, German: Heiliges Römisches Reich) was a multi-ethnic complex of territories in central Europe that developed during the Early Middle ...
Volksdeutsche
In the National Socialist school of thought, Volksdeutsche were "German in terms of people or folk". The term is the nominalised plural of volksdeutsch, with Volksdeutsche denoting a single female, an...
Reichsdeutsche
Reichsdeutsche, literally translated "Germans of the Reich", is an archaic term for those ethnic Germans who resided within the German state that was founded in 1871. In contemporary usage, it referre...
German language
German (Deutsch [ˈdɔʏtʃ]) is a West Germanic language. It derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. A number of words are derived from Latin and Gre...
German dialects
German dialect is dominated by the geographical spread of the High German consonant shift, and the dialect continuum that connects the German with the Dutch language.
In German linguistics, German...
Culture of Germany
German culture began long before the rise of Germany as a nation-state and spanned the entire German-speaking world. From its roots, culture in Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popula...
German literature
German literature comprises those literary texts written in the German language. This includes literature written in Germany, Austria, the German part of Switzerland, and to a lesser extent works of t...
German philosophy
German philosophy, here taken to mean either (1) philosophy in the German language or (2) philosophy by Germans, has been extremely diverse, and central to both the analytic and continental traditions...
Science and technology in Germany
Germany's achievements in science and technology have been significant and research and development efforts form an integral part of the country's economy. Germany has been the home of some of the mos...
German inventors and discoverers
This is a list of German inventors and discoverers. The following list comprises people from Germany or German-speaking Europe, and also people of predominantly German heritage, in alphabetical order ...
Cinema of Germany
The Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany and can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film during the...
German architecture
The architecture of Germany has a long, rich and diverse history. Every major European style from Roman to Post Modern is demonstrated, including renowned examples of Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic...
Religion in Germany
Christianity is the largest religion in Germany with 62% of the total population. The 2011 Census reported a slightly higher percentage of 66.8%, due to the specific design of the questionnaire. The s...
Sport in Germany
Sport is an important part of German culture and society.In 2006 about 27.5 million people were members of the more than 91,000 sport clubs in Germany. Almost all sports clubs are represented by the D...
Weimar Republic
The Weimar Republic (German: Weimarer Republik [ˈvaɪmaʁɐ ʁepuˈbliːk]) is a name given by historians to the federal republic and semi-presidential representative democracy established in 1...
Reunification of Germany
The German reunification (German: Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Ge...