I know one person who lives in Germany, a friend I met in 7th grade who was born there and moved back for graduate school. I know the odds of my German visitor being Pinky are not great but just in case -- are you thinking what I'm thinking? If you're not Pinky, please feel free to ignore that question.
I regret that I know little about Germany, really. I know, of course, of it's involvement in both World Wars and the Berlin Wall. I also know, vaguely, that it is the land that has given the world incredible minds, music, architecture, cars, and (of course) Bavarian chocolate. I also know that many of the truly breathtaking castles of the world are in Germany. I could rattle off a few names or specific events, but that would mean little and could just as easily have come from Wikipedia. But now your visit has whet my curiosity and I will see what else I can add to this pathetically short list of German culture.
I hope you enjoy your visit and please come back regularly!