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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Germany.
Who wrote the German national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Germany officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Germany is "Das Lied der Deutschen" which means in English "Song of the Germans".
Germany's anthem lyrics were written by August Heinrich HOFFMANN VON FALLERSLEBEN and the music was written by Franz Joseph HAYDN.
Adopted 1922; The Anthem, Also Known As "Deutschlandlied" (Song Of Germany), Was Originally Adopted For Its Connection To The March 1848 Liberal Revolution; Following Appropriation By The Nazis Of The First Verse, Specifically The Phrase, "Deutschland, Deutschland Ueber Alles" (Germany, Germany Above All) To Promote Nationalism, It Was Banned After 1945; In 1952, Its Third Verse Was Adopted By West Germany As Its National Anthem; In 1990, It Became The National Anthem For The Reunited Germany.
 
National anthem of Germany free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Germany's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Germany national anthem on Youtube
 
German anthem lyrics (English translation)
Unity and Justice and Freedom
For the German Fatherland!
Let us all strive for this purpose
Brotherly with heart and hand!
Unity and Justice and Freedom
Are the Pledge of Happiness;
|: Bloom in the Glow of Happiness,
Bloom, German Fatherland! :|
Note: The last two lines, between the repeat signs of |: and :|, are repeated once when sung.
 
You can find more information about German anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the German national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Germany
German national symbol: golden eagle.

Germany flag

Conventional short form country name: Germany.
Conventional long form country name: Federal Republic of Germany.
Local short form country name: Deutschland.
Local long form country name: Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Former name of Germany: German Empire, German Republic, German Reich.
 
Germany Government Type: federal republic.
 
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives. 
 
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