1.1: Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz
As part of Deutsch im Blick, you will explore the culture(s) of the German-speaking countries via Internet webquests. The first webquest introduces you to Germany, Switzerland and Austria, to show you where people speak German the language you have just begun studying.
German is spoken in several European countries as an official language, and is widely spoken in a number of other countries world-wide.
Click on Sehenswürdigkeiten and look at the pictures the Tourist Bureau offers as the places that best represent Germany. What do these images tell you about what the bureau (at least) considers valuable, important or significant?
Explore at least three (3) other Sehenswürdigkeiten (from the drop-down menu on the left) and find these places on the Interactive map offered by the website. Draw a picture for yourself, marking these sites on your map, so you can tell your classmates about them at the next class period.
Under Über Österreich, find the information to the following questions:
After having surfed these pages, think about what the images tell you about what the tourist bureau (at least) considers valuable, important or significant in Austria.
Click on one of the regional coat-of-arms and explore that region. Which one did you pick? What did you learn about this region?
After having surfed these pages, think about what the images tell you about what the tourist bureau (at least) considers valuable, important or significant in Switzerland.