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is one of Germany the world's most industrialised countries, located in the center of Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, to the west by France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic.
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states ( Bundesländer), which in certain spheres act independently of the Federation or "Bund".
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developed country with a very high standard of living, and it maintains a comprehensive social security, a universal health care system and diverse environmental protection laws. It is a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors.
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, the former summer palace of Sanssouci Frederick the Great, King of Prussia at Potsdam just outside Berlin in Germany, is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, Frederick's palace is notable for the numerous temples and follies in Sanssouci Park. Designed by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1745 and 1747 to fulfil Frederick the Great's need for a private residence where he could relax away from pomp and ceremony of the Berlin court, the palace is in fact little more than a large villa: its true French counterpart is Marly. Containing just ten principal rooms, the single-storey structure is sited on the brow of a terraced hill at the centre of its own park. So great was the influence of the King's personal taste in the design and decoration of the palace that it is characterized as " Frederician Rococo". So personal and unique to himself did Frederick the Great regard the palace that he conceived it as "a place that would die with him". More...
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Max Reger based four tone poems, , on four paintings by Arnold Böcklin, including Vier Tondichtungen nach A. Böcklin Isle of the Dead (pictured)? ... that Max Reger's
for orchestra, inspired by three poems by Eine romantische Suite Joseph von Eichendorff, was arranged for chamber ensemble by Arnold Schönberg? ... that the
, more than a thousand years old, is now used as a cemetery chapel and concert venue? Berger Kirche ... that
, a leading Wolkentanz Hanoverian stallion at the Celle State Stud, sired 21 licensed stallions? ... that
Max Reger's three sacred motets for up to eight voices, , were composed in different years at different places for different choirs? Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 110 ... that
, who had first rejected Elsa Reger Max Reger's courting, titled her autobiography (My life with and for Max Reger)? Mein Leben mit und für Max Reger ... that
Henry Ford's personal secretary, , was investigated by the Ernest G. Liebold United States Department of War as a suspected German spy during World War I? ... that in 2016,
published twelve Fantasias for solo Edition Güntersberg viola da gamba by Telemann that had been lost?
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