Culture of Germany by Zsuzsa Pintye • Germany is often called „a land of poets and thinkers” call it. It has contributed to the world’s cultural heritage. • Famous German composers Beethoven Bach Brahms Wagner Schumann Poets: Writers: Goethe Thomas Mann Philosophers: Kant Nietzsche Marx Scientists: Einstein Kafka • Many important historical figures, although not German citizens, became part of German culture Copernicus • In today’s Germany in the center of cultural life is Berlin. • Important cultural venues : • The Berlin International Film Festival: is one of the most important category „A” film festival in Europe and the world. The festival is held every year in February. The grand prize is the Golden Bear, jury prize the Silver Bear. Golden Bear Silver Bear • Oktoberfest: The Munich Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Folk Festival. Since 1810 every year million people attend the event.