Автор: коллектив авторов
Издательство: Hunter Publishing
Размер: 16 Мб
Год издания: 2005
Germany is a large country of wide contrasts. From the beaches of the North and Baltic Seas to the Bavarian Alpine peaks and from the Black Forest to the nightspots of Berlin, Germany has much of interest to the international traveler.
For centuries, culture has played an important role in German society. Large cities have opera houses and symphony orchestras, while even small villages have musical and other cultural societies. Germany is the land of Bach, Beethoven, Goethe, Schiller, and other artists that influenced Western culture. Culture is easy to enjoy in Germany with frequent performances at relatively low prices.
Germany is also a country with amazing architectural treasures. It has some minor Roman and Carolingian monuments, but it is with the Romanesque and Gothic that German building craft really came to the fore. The influence of the Renaissance was limited, but Baroque and Rococo are well represented. More modern styles, including Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Modern, and Post-Modern, can also be found, especially in German cities.