The national currency of Germany and many other EU countries is the Euro. Maestro and Visa cards are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants of the EU countries.
Meal portions in Germany are usually large and are often served with various sauces. Meat and potato are the most consumed products in Germany. Potato can be found both in salad and in hot dishes and can be baked, fried or mashed. A specialty of the German cuisine and also culture is bread. About 600 sorts and pastries exist in various combinations. Germans eat bread with jam, sausage or cheese not only for breakfast, but also lunch and dinner sometimes.
Germany is a secular state in which no religion can be recognized as a duty. The constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and religion. Most believers are catholics (31%) and evangelist (30%).
The official language is German. Most of the young people in Germany speak English, the older generation mainly speaks German.