When we compare two things, generally we think first of what they have in common. Then you might try to number or list the differences between them. When it comes to making a comparison between Germany & Canada, there is no doubt that the dutch and the Canadians have many things in common such as quality of living, a low crime rate, great health and education systems, and even trade and cooperation agreements that benefit not only both nations themselves, but also contribute to the environment and mankind’s well-being. Both of these nations are currently under the spotlight for their peace-keeping actions, their policies on people’s rights and also immigration reforms.
Though both of these nations share many traits which even make them destinations for those seeking a new life as well as for those seeking great touristic spots, Canada and Germany have many differences when it comes to their culture, geography, leisure and beauties.
WHAT’S TO OFFER
Culturally both nations have much to offer. Germany due to its heritage and history. Canada on the other hand offers its rich customs and diversity brought by both the British and French colonizers, which then blended together with ancient customs from its indigenous people and Inuits.
Canada is a large country, the second largest in the world, covering 9.98 million square kilometers. Like its national motto states, “A Mari Usque Ad Mare” (Latin for From Sea to Sea”, Canada is blessed with and extension from the Atlantic to the Pacific as well as to the Arctic Ocean northward.
The landscape in Canada is rich and varied, made up of not only the beautiful tundra, but also including lakes, amazing mountain chains, glaciers, plains, swamps.
It’s home to indigenous people who are believed to be the descendants of those who crossed the a natural land bridge that connected Asia and North America more 30,000 years ago. A viking settlement, which didn’t last long, was established by Lei Eriksson around A.D. 1000. However, European settlements and the development of the area didn’t begin until the 16th century with British and French colonization.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Germany on the other hand is far smaller than Canada. It covers an area of 357,386 square kilometers and shares borders with, France, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Denmark to the north, Austria to the southeast, Switzerland to the south-southwest, Belgium which lies to the west, and the Netherlands to the northwest. Not only its neighbors with many countries of similar size, but Germany also also has shores on he Baltic Sea in the northeast and the North Sea in its the northwest.
Tourists whose destination includes Canada have many places to visit which contain both natural beauty as well as interesting architecture.
If nature is your thing Niagara Falls is definitely for you. It’s is Canada’s most famous natural attraction, bringing in millions of visitors each year. You might also benefit from visiting the province of Alberta, where you’ll find Banff National Park. It showcases some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery which includes glaciers, clear lakes, and snow-capped peaks
If you are a great fan of architecture and cities are more your thing, Toronto’s CN Tower is a must see. There you can find the famous revolving 360 restaurant which will allow you to enjoy your meals while looking out over the city. Old Quebec is also a great destination for city lovers. It is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of Canada’s most historic places. It is located in the lower part of Quebec and contains the city’s most historic buildings.
Still in Canada you might want to think about visiting Whistler ski resort; Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; St. John’s Signal Hill National Historic Site; Old Montreal; and Vancouver Island.
If you go to Germany you will enjoy the both natural and architectural beauties as well. Though much solemn and grim than Canada’s Old Quebec or it’s Parks, you might enjoy Germany’s Black Forest with its dark, which is includes densely-wooded hills. This amazing natural sight stretches over 160 kilometer is great for hiking. The black forest is one of the most visited upland regions in all of Europe.
As far as man-made beauties go, in Germany you might enjoy constructions as Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate which is one of Germany’s most iconic structures. It’s most famous for being restored due to severe damage suffered during WWII. This gate is also known for being part of the infamous Berlin wall and it originally was modeled on the Acropolis in Athens and built for King Frederick William II in 1791.
If you are a fan of Gothic architecture Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Mary is great destination for you. It is located on the banks of the Rhine River and is without question a masterpiece.
In Germany you might also want to see The Island of Rügen; Bamberg and the Bürgerstadt; Berlin’s Museum Island, King’s Lake; Sanssouci Park and Palace; The Flower Island of Lake Constance; and The Berlin Wall memorial.
As a whole, both countries are a great destination for both tourists and immigrants alike. We are sure they will not be disappointing and the people visiting them will be glad they did so, the world is too wide and too beautiful to make comparisons, so why not visiting both of these beautiful countries.