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10 Interesting Facts About Germany

February 6, 2014 3 min read

Germany, the country well known for its beer and sausages has more to offer than people know. During one of my trips to Germany,  I ended up learning quite a few things that made me love this beer-sausage country more than before. Aside from being a beautiful country full of culture, there is a lot more to Germany than meets the eye.

So if you are curious to know more about Germany, keep reading to learn 10 interesting facts about Germany.

10 Interesting Facts About Germany

1. Germany has the largest economy in Europe

Known as a major economic powerhouse, Germany has the largest economy in Europe. They have a strong manufacturing sector, including automobiles, machinery, and chemicals, which is why they seem to be thriving as they are.

2. Oktoberfest begins in late September and ends the first weekend of October

Unlike some of the celebrations in the United States for Oktoberfest, which usually starts in the middle of October. Oktoberfest begins in late September and ends the first weekend of October. Oktoberfest first began in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The Citizens of Munich were all invited to the festivities and it had such a positive response that the Citizens would keep up the festivities annually. Eventually turning into Oktoberfest.

3.  Frankfurt Airport is the second busiest airport in Europe

Frankfurt, Germany has one of the busiest airports and often competes with the airport in London (London Heathrow Airport) for the top stop of the busiest airport in Europe.

4. Germany has a Museum of Bread Culture

When I first heard about this, my first thought was why did anyone need to know the history of bread? But it makes much more sense once you hear how they have about 300 different types of bread in Germany. Germans love their bread!

5. German police typically use Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen as patrol cars

Germany has some of the best vehicles, so why wouldn’t cops have a good patrol car? But the reason they use these cars is because these brands are well-known German manufacturers, and are chosen due to performance, and reliability.

10 Interesting Facts About Germany

6. They have 1500 types of sausages

I wasn’t kidding when I said Germans love their sausages. It is pretty much a staple in their meals. Aside from having so many types of sausages, Germans know how to eat them too. One of my favorite ways to eat it is by getting the CurryWurst, which is a fast food dish consisting of sliced pork sausage seasoned with curry ketchup or curry powder.

7. Germans love their rules

If you try crossing a red light or try to put your feet on the seats of the S-Bahn commuter train, you will be told off. You might think I’m crazy for listing this here, but you have no idea how many countries/cities could care less. Take New York for example, the subways are not well taken care of at all, but when you get on a commuter train in Germany you will be surprised by how clean they are.

8.  The KaDeWe in Berlin is the second-largest department store

One of the things I learned when visiting Berlin was that the KaDeWe in Berlin is the largest department store in Europe! Not only that it also has the biggest shoe department in Germany.

10 Interesting Facts About Germany

9. They are also well-known for their poets and scientists

Germany is also well known for their poets and scientists. To name a few – Albert Einstein, Von Goeth, and the Brothers Grimm are all Germans.

10. Germany is the second largest beer consumer in the world

It’s not surprising to say this. Bavaria considers beer a basic food, and there are also 60 beer gardens in Munich.

10 Interesting Facts About Germany

Germany has plenty to offer, which is why I fell in love with the country to begin with. They may love to follow their rules and will yell at you for putting your feet on the seats of the S-Bahn, but their culture, economy, transportation, and food are what makes me love this country the most and hopefully, I will go back a fifth time to explore the 60 beer gardens in Munich.


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  • Kate Ryan January 5, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I have a friend who spent a year in Germany as an Au Pair (she also spent a year in Brazil, Australia and I heading to Poland for three years for University), who basically spends her whole time paying homage to the country, and when she tells me about her time there, it’s not very hard to see why she fell in love with the country, and why so many others do as well. I can’t wait to be able to visit Germany myself later in the year, in fact it’s one of the countries I’m most looking forward to, with the exception of Slovenia and Italy. Loved some of these facts. I can’t actually believe that there is a museum dedicated to bread, but then they do have so many different types of bread, so why not celebrate it’s history 😀

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