Culture of Germany
German culture began long before Germany developed into a nation-state and it covered the entire German speaking world. German culture from its origin, has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe. Both religious and secular.
There are 240 subsidized theaters, hundreds of symphonic orchestras, thousands of museums and more than 25,000 libraries spread and enjoyed by many in Germany. The UNESCO enlisted 33 properties in Germany on the World Heritage List.
Germany is known as die Land der Dichter und Denker (The land of poets and thinkers) Famous poets include, Goethe, Schiller, and Heine. Poets in Jena and later in Berlin led Romanticism in the 19th century.
The German government has limited responsibilities for culture, which is delegated to the states of Germany, known as Länder. The Christian denomination is made up of exactly 80% of the population, of whom roughly half are Roman Catholics and the other half, Protestant.
Germans are argumentative people. Things have to make sense to them or they will argue till they find the logic. The logic doesn’t have to be rooted in math or physics, but it has to fit with their view of the correct way to live.
Sports forms an integral part of German life. Twenty-seven million Germans belong to a sports club and an additional twelve million pursue such an activity individually. Historically, Germany sportsmen have been some of the most successful contenders in the Olympic Games, ranking third in an all- time Olympic Games medal count combining East and West German medals.