This Sunday, the World Cup Brazil 2014 comes to an end. Over four weeks, the biggest sports event of the year hasn’t stopped surprising us.
However, before the curtain falls on the stadium field Journalista Mario Filho, known to all as “Maracana” two teams will meet face to face: Germany vs. Argentina. With so many different styles, both teams have managed to reach the World Cup final. Germany as an offensive team, while Argentina is supported by the talents of their individuality.
Previously, the two teams have met in the World Cup final. The first time was in Mexico 1986, Argentina’s squad defeating Germany 3-2. Four years later, in 1990 Italy, met again in the final, the winner was the German Mannschaft. But apparently, the third time will be the charm in this World Cup showdown.
Lamudi, the global property portal, presents an overview of life in both countries, encouraging you to choose one of the two to live, and comparing some aspects of their daily lives. No doubt both countries have much to offer, with a rich history, varied customs and traditions – and impressive styles for football.
When you think of beer, many images come to mind, but perhaps none so vivid as that of the famous Oktoberfest held in Bavaria, Germany, where local and international producers come together. And in no other country in the world is the production and consumption of beer so characteristic of national identity as it is in Germany.
However, the Argentines are not far behind, offering a wide variety of wines that are often equal to those in France or Spain. It might not seem that wine in the South American nation has the strength of beer, but imagine an afternoon barbeque with friends without the subtle but irreplaceable company of a good bottle of wine?
2. Weekend Escape
Sometimes the best thing about a home is not actually in it. In other words, from time to time it is good to leave the comfort of the four walls of the home and take a walk around. In Germany, there are a lot of landscapes, but some of the most picturesque can be found in the dense coniferous forests, especially in the south, where the Bavarian Alps complete the landscape.
For its part, Argentina offers an incredible variety of landscapes, ranging from glaciers on the famous Tierra del Fuego archipelago, reaching to the tropical climate of the Iguazu Falls, perhaps the most impressive in the world. In between are the famous Pampas plains and conifer forests in southern Argentine territory.
3. Cultivating the spirit
If instead of leaving the comforts of the city you prefer to stay closer to home, both countries have much to offer, with an interesting cultural life. In Berlin, capital of Germany, the famous Museum Island is located on a small island crossed by the river Spree. One of the most impressive buildings is the Pergamon Museum, which is full of archaeological sites such as Pergamon, Miletus and Ishtar excavations.
Moreover, Buenos Aires has one of the most interesting cultural offerings when it comes to performing arts. In the Argentine capital are some of the country’s top drama schools and most prestigious Latin American dance. Avenida Corrientes is considered to be the Broadway of Buenos Aires.
And finally, we will discuss the desserts that Germany and Argentina offer. Germany has its cakes, with the apfelstrudel being one of the main ones. A descendant of baklava from Armenia, this dessert came to Germany during the Renaissance, becoming one of the most popular desserts in the country.
Even though Argentina is famous for its pies and its dulce de leche, alfajores are maybe the most emblematic of the cuisine of this country. Although its origins date back to Arab domination in Spain, Argentina has made it one of its most recognizable desserts: two cookies joined by a sweet filling, dipped in chocolate or sugar.