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FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT GERMANY

1) Germany covers an area of roughly 357,386 km² making it the 6th largest country in Europe cool

2) Around one-third of Germany is covered in forests and woodlands making it the perfect place to build a house in a remote isolated location which can then be used to lure small children to a grim faith or you know, just go hiking

3) Speaking of the forest, Germany is a home to Schwarz Wald known in English as the black forest which is a large forest with a mountain range in Southwest in Germany for this roughly, a rectangular in shape. This name was first used by a Roman soldier; they called it Silva nigra which little remains black forest owing to the dark quality of the densely packed wood.

4) The highest mountain in Germany is Zugspitze and is the highest peak of the wetter stein mountain range right in the south of Germany. Zugspitze stands proudly at 9,717 ft. tall smiley

5) Germany shares borders with nine other countries namely Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

6) With a population somewhere on the range of 82 million, Germany is the populated member state of the European Union, second place goes to France with a population of 67 million

7) Germany largest city is the beautiful Berlin cool which is also the capital city since 1990 but other German cities are available such as Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Dresden and Munich to name but a few

8.) The most popular surname in Germany is Müller

9) Possibly, the world most famous scientist with the German name, my mentor in science, Albert Einstein. You must have heard of him (I’m asking those in the science field)

10) The soft drink FANTA was originated in Germany during the second world war because Germany was prevented from getting the ingredients to make Cola so the head of Coca Cola decided to create a new soft drink which they can get their hands on. This led to the creation of Fanta cool

11) German apparently love to be Unclad… Wow, I know some people will love this cheesy you might want to search for German sauna culture wink

12) The period of division ended in 1989 with the fallen of Berlin wall and the country was reunited on 3rd October 1990. Great! 3rd October is now celebrated as German unity day smiley

13) Germany is often referred to as the land of poets and thinkers, In German, das Land der Dichter und Denker, owing to the number of artists, musicians, and academics that the country has produced.

14) Funny enough, the game of Chinese checkers is not Chinese at all. The game was invented in Germany in 1892 most richly called
Stern Halma

15) Germany grows to lay claims to number one most famous useful inventions (This is not new anyway because we are on the top as far as inventions are concerned smiley ) Germany have developed a set of useful inventions e.g. the telephone

16) Speaking of core German inventions, the sportswear company ADIDAS was founded by Adolf “Adi” Dassler smiley

17) Berlin, the capital city of Germany is home to Zoologischer garden which is the largest zoo on the face of the planet… Wow cool Germany has more of 400 zoos as well as 100 of several gardens such as park, aquarium and safari park just to mention a few

18) With 960 constructed pathways for getting over things, Berlin has more bridges than Venice (Italy)

19) Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris

20) Berlin has the largest train station in Europe
21) Have you had a headache before, have you ever used drugs? now get on your knees and thank Germany smiley which was where the popular ASPIRIN sufficiently created and then later patented it in February of 1900.

22) Berlin will soon be a home of one of a kind building in the former house of 1(Drei Religionen in Haus) a place of worship which will include church, mosque, and synagogue smiley

23) When American president John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) visited Berlin in 1963, he infamously said ich bin ein Berliner which means I am a Berliner. Also, translate I am a jelly donut cheesy

24) The first printed book was in German

25) Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein have German as the official language.

26) German remains the language with the most native speakers in Europe.

27) Germany is home to the European largest ring known as Berliner ring which is about 196km

28) Germany was the first country in the world to adopt Daylight saving time – DST, also known as summertime, this occurred in 1916, in the midst of WWI.

29) The first magazine ever seen was launched in 1663 in Germany.

30) Germany is one of the world’s leading book nations, publishing around 94,000 titles every year.
31) You may be surprised that escaping the prison is not punishable by law. In Germany, there’s no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape from jail, because it is a basic human instinct to be free smiley this can never happen in Nigeria because many criminals would see it as an opportunity to behave anyhow

32) There are thirty-five dialects of the German language.

33) There are over 300 different kinds of bread in Germany.

34) Germany is home to over 1,000 different kinds of sausages

35) Germany also creates curry worst sliced German sausage served with a spicy sauce and chip wink

36) There is also a notable sausage restaurant in Regensburg called sausage kitchen. However, despite the underwhelming title, the restaurant has impressively climbed to fame and it has been in existence for almost 900 years making it one of the oldest restaurants on the face of the planet cool

37) One of the German well-known folk festivals in Munich, Oktoberfest famous as the huge event for the celebration of consumption of beers

38) Oktoberfest is the world largest festival of its kind. 1.8 gallons or 8.2 liters is usually consumed every year. People that pass out drunk in the festival are referred to as BierLeichen cheesy which means beer corpses

39) Beer is considered a food in Bavaria officially cool

40) To get ONE beer in Germany, you show your thumb. To show your first finger means that you want 2 beers: one with the thumb, and one with the finger.
51) University is free for everyone including international students from all over the world cool
41) After the Irish, the Germans are those consume the most beer, making Germany the second largest consumer of Beer.

42) The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum) tradition came from Germany.

43) Chancellor Angela Merkel has a Barbie doll made after her.

44) Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes.

45) The world’s narrowest street is in Reutlingen. It is called Spreuerhofstrasse and is 31 cm (one foot) wide at its narrowest point.

46) Toilet paper in Germany has the softness and consistency of paper towels.

47) Smoking is banned in public places but drinking alcohol is still legal.

48) Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft is the longest word to be published. It is 79 letters long… It’s amazing, right wink cool

49) Germany is the EU’s largest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.73 trillion USD and lies fourth place in the world behind the US, China and Japan.

50) There are over 1,500 different beers in Germany wink

52) There are over 2100 castles in Germany smiley

53) Germany is one of the world’s largest car producers selling 5.9 million cars in 2011. VW’s Golf is one of the best selling cars of all time: in 2012, it sold more than 430,000 Golfs around Europe (125,000 ahead of its nearest rival). In 2013, the top-selling car brands in Germany were Volkswagen, Mercedes, Audi, and BMW.

54) The word KINDERGARTEN meaning “children’s garden” in German, this early education institution was first introduced by German pedagogy Friedrich Fröbel in 1837.

Fröbel’s notion was that young children’s minds should be nurtured and nourished like plants in a garden.

55) A motorist is only allowed to stop on the German autobahn for emergency and running out of gas is not considered an emergency. It is actually illegal to run out of fuel in the legendary motorway, drivers can be fined and have their license suspended from six months to the offense embarrassed

56) Depending on your personality, you may be surprised to know that prostitution is legal in Germany, In fact, it is so legal that the government actually paid these sex workers to visit the disabled citizens. There is even a training center where German prostitutes can get deployment in qualified sexual compliments and assignments for disabled people wink

57) Lastly, on the first day at school, every child in Germany receive a giant cone filled with toys and accessories to help boost the learning process

Adeogun Adewunmi
Adeogun Adewunmi
passionate about travel and all dots surrounding the planning and implementing a great experience.

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