The most populous country in central Europe, Germany was divided into two separate states from 1949 until 1990 when the GDR (East Germany) was absorbed into the FRG (West Germany). Germany is an industrial giant and has the largest economy in Europe.
"Germany is at the heart of Europe."
Name for people from West Germany. It was used before Germany's re-unification when Germany was divided.
Term 'wessi' could be considered negative or insulting but more it's regarded just as part of German culture.
Wessi aus dem Westen
Wessi from the West
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Also known as "Alt". German beer from the Duesseldorf (West Germany) area. It's dark, intense and delicious. Some say, it's the best beer ever made.
A: That was exhausting.
B: Yeah, let's have a beer! Ever heard of Alt?
A: Is Altbier that this awesome, tasty, dark stuff from Germany? I love it.
The German Democratic Republic (GDR), or simply East Germany as it was commonly known, was a communist state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the eastern regions of Germany. It was formed following World War II in the Soviet occupation zone.
Although the richest country in the former Eastern bloc, many East Germans tried to escape to West Germany, which enjoyed far greater freedoms and economic conditions. The GDR was known for its effective intelligence service, the Stasi. The Stasi monitored every aspect of life in the GDR with one in fifty East Germans being an informer.
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of all border restrictions, the GDR was officially abolished in 1990.
"Of course we shouldn't forget the dark side of the GDR."
A slang or an abusive word for Berlin, the capital city of Germany. The source of the slang is unclear. There are two possible versions it:
1) A cut from the name of the country, that is, GERmany.
2) From the adjective "Girly", that means- the city is either girly, or has some nice girls.
"I was in Gerlin a few months ago. You know, I gotta admit, that is a kinda nice city!"
"In 1989, after the fall of the Berlin wall, West Berlin and East Berlin reunited into the city of Gerlin."
Mainz is a city in Germany with 192,170 inhabitants. It is the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Mainz is located on the river Rhine across from Wiesbaden, in the western part of the Frankfurt Rhine Main Area.
Mainz is located on the left (west) bank of the river Rhine, opposite the confluence of the Main with the Rhine.