Recreation and entertainment
Tourists like to spend their leisure time in local amusement parks. In the south-west of the country, in the town of Rust, federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, there is the most famous international park in the world – Europa Park. Having visited it, you are simultaneously visiting several countries: England, Holland, Austria, Spain, France, Russia and even the fabulous Viking Country.
The Legoland amusement park, which opened in May 2002 in the town of Gunzburg (Bavaria), is also very popular. Numerous attractions, more than forty, are waiting for children and adults surrounded by a picturesque forest of 140 hectares, as well as numerous shows, interactive contests and theatrical performances. By its fame, this park is not inferior to the Hansa Park, which is located at the other end of Germany – not far from Lübeck, in the southeast of Schleswig-Holstein.
A real journey into the world of childhood will be a stay in the entertainment center Jacks Fun World, located in the northwestern part of Berlin. It attracts visitors with dozens of interesting attractions, including slides, labyrinths, cable cars, mini-golf. Here, children can do what parents usually forbid them from doing at home — running, jumping, fooling around. Especially young visitors like the circuit and the video game room.
Bratwurst – grilled German sausages
Bratwurst – grilled German sausages
Sausages, beer and sauerkraut are the “three whales” on which German national cuisine is based. The real “queen” on the German table is pork. Just imagine: there are more than one and a half thousand kinds of sausages in the assortment of local dishes! Lovers of delicious and satisfying food will surely enjoy the white vaysvyurst pork sausages served with different sauces, the ice pork shank (baked or stewed), chops, Hamburger steak, Berlin roll with a side dish of potatoes, greaves and green peas.
Everyday German dishes are quite fatty and high in calories. Moreover, a hearty dinner is rarely dispensed with a glass of excellent Bavarian beer – another German calling card. In Bavaria, you will also be beaten with fried pork, sausages with sweet mustard, dumplings, stewed cabbage, salted pretzels. In Lower Saxony, on the contrary, lamb dishes are popular, and berry platter with cream is served as a dessert. In Hamburg, amazingly prepared eel soup and fried sea tongue. Tasty smoked fish.
For dessert, the Germans love to feast on ice cream and chocolate, mousse and jelly, fruit salads, fruit and berry purees with sugar. And Germany is famous not only for the whole of Europe, but also for the whole world with its amazingly delicious pastries. Pies and muffins, casseroles and cakes, cookies and sweet omelettes, cakes and gingerbread cookies, a variety of buns – all these are masterpieces of German cuisine. As for bread, more than three hundred of its types are baked in the country. Flour is used for this variety of varieties.
In comparison with the neighbors on the continent, the assortment of goods in Germany is not so diverse, however, all marketable products are of the highest quality. On the shelves of German shops and supermarkets, a significant percentage is imported, so if you want to buy products from local manufacturers, then carefully read the labels.
The largest shopping center in Berlin and the recognized shopping center of the capital is the Kaufhaus des Westens (“Trading House of the West”) or just KaDeWe, it is located in the Charlottenburg district. They say that this department store, occupying a building of 7 floors, loved to visit Marlene Dietrich. The first floor is reserved for brand boutiques, on the second you can find men’s clothing of well-known brands, on the third a wide assortment of women’s clothing. Floor above are linen, goods for children, perfumes. On the upper floors there are good appliances and sports equipment. Since shopping, especially many hours, is a tedious business, customers are invited to relax in cafes located in the gastronomic department.