D is for Gxxxxxx!👀

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It is magical! It is a mystery! It is true! If you don’t know this already you are about to learn something new. How can D be for Gxxxxxx?

D is for Deutschland, or Germany in English.

According to Babbel Magazine, https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/why-is-germany-called-deutschland, the word Deutschland has been used by Germans to refer to their country since the eight century. The word “deutsch” means “of the people” and the word “land” means land. So Deutschland literally means “the people’s land”. Pretty cool, huh?

Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Germany

For some reason, I have always been fascinated by Deutschland (Germany). Perhaps it is because some of my ancestors hail from Deutschland, or that it was the one foreign language my small town school offered and I first learned or maybe it is because I love to dance and I love to dance to Polka music.

Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Germany

I have only visited Deutschland once. It was a wonderful trip that went way too fast. During that trip spent time in der Schwarzwald (the Black Forest), on the Rhein (Rhine River), Heidelberg and a day in Köln (Cologne). I would go back again in a heartbeat, and hope to see more of the beautiful country of Deutschland very soon.

Heidelberg, Germany

https://www.tripsavvy.com/guide-to-the-black-forest-4775203

http://www.loreley-info.com/eng/rhein-river.php

https://www.germany.travel/en/cities-culture/heidelberg.html

https://www.cologne-tourism.com/https://theplanetd.com/facts-about-germany/

https://theplanetd.com/facts-about-germany/

https://takelessons.com/blog/fun-facts-about-germany-z12

Merchandise sold in a little inner city market.

A Few Facts About German

👀Germans are the second largest beer consumers in the world, after the Irish (of course).

👀Gummy bears candies were invented by a German. https://www.haribo.com/en-us/products/goldbears

👀There are 1,000 kinds of sausages in Germany.

👀Germany has the world’s largest cathedral (in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

👀Germany has thousands Of unexploded bombs (from WWII)

👀Germany’s beer drinking age is 16 (but you must be 18 years old to drink spirits)

👀Germany has more than 400 zoos

👀1/3rd of Germany is forests

👀1/3rd of Germany is powered by renewable energy (solar & windmills)

Köln (Cologne) Cathedral, Köln (Cologne), Germany
Rhein River, Germany

About Me

A very happy “me” in the Schwarzwald, Germany

Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?

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