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ordnung muß sein...


Literally 'order must be,' a phrase that belies a cultural leaning toward order and efficiency. Ordnung has its roots in 19th century Prussian military schooling that embraced discipline in the forms of  punklichheit (punctuality) and pflichtbewußtsein (duty).
German Beer Fest
Pflichtbewußtsein simply means 'duty before self-interest', that selfishness is egoism and something to be frowned upon; and punklichheit is both respect for other people, and efficiency, whether at the work place or within the community.

The big German television hit in the 2000s is Hausmeister Kraus. Tom Gerhardt plays Dieter Kraus, who describes himself as 'total normal'. He is an over zealous janitor in a modern day apartment block, and the only inhabitant who upholds ordnung muß sein. Everyone else - like most German people after hours - just want gemütlichkeit.
 
 
 
MUSIC OF GERMANY
 
German Folk Music
 
Echo der Berge
 
 
 
 
MADE IN GERMANY. Q-CELLS AND ITS SOLAR PANELS
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Location: Europe
Status: UN Country
Capital City: Berlin
Main Cities: Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Essen, Frankfurt
Population: 80,942,000
Area: 356,910 km2
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Languages: German
Religions: Protestant (Lutheran), Roman Catholic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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