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Located in Central Europe, Germany covers 137,847 square miles and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. With 81.9 million people, Germany has the largest population among European Union member states, and it is home to the third-largest number of international migrants worldwide. Germany is a federal parliamentary republic of 16 states. After World War II, German divided into two separate states--East Germany and West Germany. It was then reunified in 1990.




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"Our German exchange student from last year is truly a part of the family--we can't wait to visit him in Hamburg this summer!"

— The MacArthur family

Käsespätzle (Spatzle)


9 oz flour
5 eggs + 1 egg yolk
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp butter
5 - 7 oz grated cheese (Emmenthaler or Gruyere)
To prepare the onions:
3 oz butter
2 mid-sized onions cut in rings

Combine flour, eggs and salt to make the pasta dough. Set aside and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

Heat the butter in a frying pan, add onions, and let them slowly gain a golden brown colour. Drain and set aside.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. The water should simmer throughout the whole process. Either cut and shape the spaetzle by hand or use a colander. Cook the spaetzle for about 2-3 minutes until they float back to the surface, then remove them.

When done, drain the water, melt 1-2 tbsp of butter and return the spaetzle to the pot. Shake the pot a few times to evenly distribute the butter, then add the grated cheese and mix well. Add browned onions and chives, and serve hot.

Guten Appetit!

Fun Facts
  • Germany contains 80.6 million people, about twice as many as California.
  • Germany is 137,847 sq. miles, a little bit smaller than Montana.
  • About a quarter of all Americans claim at least partial German ancestry.
  • Germany's highway system, the Autobahn, has no mandated speed limit.
  • Famous Germans include Albert Einstein, Ludwig Von Beethoven, and Johannes Gutenberg.
  • Germany is famous for fairy tales, including the Brothers Grimm classics Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel.
  • The tallest church in the world, Ulm Cathedral, is in Germany and is 530 feet high.
  • Germans answer the phone with their last name instead of saying "Hello."
Hello/Good day

Guten tag
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