25 Interesting Facts About Germany

25 Interesting Facts About Germany
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Curry wurst, Beer, pretty girls.. Germany is one of my favorite countries in the world. Here is 25 interesting facts about Germany that you probably didn’t know.

1. Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

2. One third of the country is still covered in forests and woodlands.

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

4. The working week in Germany also includes Saturday.

5. There are over 300 different kinds of bread in Germany.

6. There are also bread museums.

7. There are over 150 castles in Germany.

8. There are over 1,500 different beers in Germany.

9. Beer is officially considered a food in Bavaria.

10. They rank third in world-wide beer consumption per person after Czech and Austria.

11. The biggest Beer Festival in the world is of course the Oktoberfest in Munich, Bavaria, where the size of the beer glass is not 500ml but a whole liter, the Mass! (it’s also celebrated in September)

12. 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.

13. There are more football (soccer for the North Americans) fan clubs in Germany than anywhere else in the world.

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14. Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes.

15. Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany.

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

15. Chancellor Angela Merkel has a Barbie doll made after her.

16. There are over 1,000 kinds of sausages in Germany.

17. German is the official language of 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

18. The first printed book was in German.

19. Berlin has the largest train station in Europe.

20. When JFK visited Berlin, he infamously said “Ich bin ein Berliner,” which also translates to “I am a jelly donut.”

21. The longest word published in the German language is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (79 letters).

22. The world’s tallest cathedral is in Ulm.

23. Germany has over 400 zoos, the most in the world.

24. Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris

25.  65% of the Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit.

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22 thoughts on “25 Interesting Facts About Germany

  1. DanteonReply

    ” 17. German is the official language of 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. ”

    German is also one of the 3 official languages of Belgium :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Belgium

  2. IvanaonReply

    Hi Justin, nice list! Luckily, I did not have to go to work while working in Germany for over a year 🙂 Oh, and the facts about the food and beers: true! I have never seen such a big passion for sausages!

  3. JuliaonReply

    Love this, haha. I am originally from Germany so it’s always interesting to read what other’s have to say about it 😉

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  5. that guyonReply

    “they rank second in world-wide beer consumption per person after Ireland.”

    Very sorry, but that is not true (and never was).

    The Czech have the highest beer consumption in the world, and have for a long time. I believe the polish come next and then possibly the germans. The Irish are way behind, probably not even in the top 10. I am all for Trivia, but let’s not fall into cliches

  6. that guyonReply

    ” Berlin has the largest train station in Europe”

    dude seriously, do some research. Berlin doesnthave the largest train station in Europe, no matter how you define “large”.

    it’s either Gare du Nord in Paris for the traffic or Leipzig (still in Germany though) by floor area. Berlin just has a lot of levels….

    1. True NomadsonReply

      You think I just make stuff up for the fun of it? here are some references for you.
      http://www.clicktop10.com/2013/08/top-10-largest-train-stations-in-the-world/ –

      http://www.dw.de/europes-biggest-station-to-open-in-berlin-in-time-for-world-cup/a-2032338

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  9. KorinthenkackeronReply

    Can we PLEASE put the jelly donut thing to rest. It is just not true:

    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/04/john-f-kennedys-statement-ich-bin-ein-berliner-was-not-interpreted-as-i-am-a-jelly-filled-doughnut/

    Berlin ( 891.85 km2 ) is less than half the size of Paris (2,844.8 km2).

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