Beyond the stereotypes, which present this nation as one of order, efficiency and seriousness, we believe there are many things about Germany that deserve to be discovered.
Find out about 30 new things about Germany, a diverse and interesting country in the heart of Europe.
1. In Bavaria, beer is officially considered food.
2. In Germany there are about 300 kinds of bread.
3. There are also museums of bread.
4. Hugo Boss created official uniforms for the Nazi Party and Hitler Youth Organization.
5. Although everyone knows the beer festival as Oktoberfest, it actually begins in September.
6. The first Oktoberfest festival took place with the celebration of Prince Ludwig Bavaria’s wedding.
7. Germany has the most zoo gardens in the world (over 400).
8. With an area of 891 km2, Berlin is nine times larger than Paris.
9. In Munich you can find over 60 beer gardens.
10. Albert Einstein, the most recognized scientist in the world, was of German nationality and was born in Ulm. He married his cousin.
11. In Germany there are the most fan clubs in the world.
12. Germany’s national football team, Mesut Ozil (Turkish), recounts passages from the Koran before the start of the match.
13. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered X-rays in 1895.
14. Other notable German inventions include: the phone, the diesel engine, the aspirin, the fluorescent torch, and the load test.
15. Denying the Holocaust is a crime in Germany.
16. In Germany there are more than 1000 kinds of sausages.
17. Berlin has the largest railway station in Europe.
18. German is the third most learned language in the world.
19. In Germany there is a Barbie doll inspired by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
20. Germany has the strongest economy in Europe.
21. The German language is spoken by over 100 million people around the world.
22. There is no speed limit on 65% of “Autobahn” (translated from German “Highway”).
23. Karl Marx, the author of the “Communist Manifesto”, was born in Germany, Rhineland, Trier, and was a thrilling member of the Trier Tavern Club drinking society.
24. American author Mark Twain, recognized for being a fan of German, said, “I never knew what eternity exists. It was created to give us a chance to learn German. ”
25. The term “ecology” was first invented by German biologist Ernst Haeckel in 1866.
26. All the listed cities were at one time capitals of Germany: Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt am Main, Nuremberg, Berlin, Weimar, Bonn (and East Berlin), and since 1990, Berlin has again become the capital of Germany.
27. In Berlin there is a museum dedicated to “currywurst” (a translation of curry sausages) a highly popular and popular dish made from pieces of pork sausage seasoned with a spicy ketchup sauce. Currywurst is a symbol of Berlin, a kind of national dish, but nicers so appreciated as in Berlin.
28. The Currywurst Museum opened in 2009, the year when the Berliners had two holiday motifs: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and 60 years after the invention of this goodness. The museum is an interactive exhibition that incites all your senses.
29. The opening of the new long-awaited international airport was postponed four times, and it is still not clear when it will be fully functional. What happened to teutonic efficiency ?!
30. Germany has a total of 81 Nobel Prize winners.