The country is located in the center of Europe. Germany borders nine countries. In the north of the country, the relief is flat, but in the south, mountains covered with forests stretch: the Black Forest, the Bavarian Forest and the Thuringian Forest. Here, in the south, the foothills of the Alps begin. Germany is washed by the North Sea. Here you can see a unique landscape – watts, consisting of sand and silt. Silt is sediment that forms on the seabed. At high tide, the watts are flooded, and at low tide they dry up. The tide starts about once every twelve hours. Watts is teeming with animals: shellfish, worms and shrimps. Birds feed on them, such as snails, avocets and oystercatchers. In the central part of the watts there are islands not protected from waves, on which 300 people live. These islands rise above the tide line by only 1-2 m. The houses are built on artificial earth embankments about 5 m high, even this does not save the islands from flooding during severe storms.
All children in Germany are looking forward to autumn. At this time, Oktoberfest is held in Bavaria – the brightest German holiday. Here you can taste unlimited ice cream, roasted almonds, cotton candy and pretzels. Bavaria boasts not only this holiday, but also mountains, lakes, castles, fortresses and ancient cities. It is not surprising that many people willingly spend their holidays here. There are a lot of interesting things for children in the south of Germany both in summer and in winter. Depending on the season, you can go sledding, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking or swimming here. Germany is a country of athletes. Traveling around Germany, you will understand that here sport occupies an important place in the lives of children. Everywhere you can see children on bicycles, skateboards, kickboards or roller skates. Many kids love to play football. Some even train in football clubs or are members of sports teams.
Children learn from each other
There are big and small children, healthy and sick, disabled and not, but schooling is compulsory for everyone. In Germany, children start going to school at the age of six. Children with disabilities attend special schools. Depending on the problem, there are different special schools, such as schools for the blind.
When children from other countries come to Germany, their attention is drawn to the colorful trash bins all over the place. Yellow boxes are usually for packaging, green ones for paper, brown ones for vegetable waste and one barrel for the rest of the garbage. Only packages with a green dot sign are thrown into the yellow box. It means that this garbage can be recycled, and different goods will be made from the resulting materials. Glass, wood and batteries are taken to special places. You need to learn how to properly dispose of garbage! In Germany, this is how they try to protect nature.
The Art of Understanding
United Germany does not exist for long, only since 1871. Before that, there were many small kingdoms and principalities in Germany, often at war with each other. Therefore, different nationalities live in Germany today, such as East Frisians, Westphalians, Swabians, Bavarians and Saxons. They have their own culture, their own customs and culinary recipes. Germans living in the north speak differently than those who live in the south. Sometimes it is very difficult for them to understand each other. And why in Russia the inhabitants of Germany are more often called Germans, and not Germans? The fact is that earlier in Russia any foreigner was called a German – from the word “mute”, that is, not speaking Slavic.