15 Fun Facts About Germany

February 6, 2014 Hanny 2 Comments

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 a few interesting facts that made me love this beer, sausage country more than before.

So instead of 5 or 10 facts, I give you 15.

1. Germany is the largest economy in Europe.

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

3.  Frankfurt Airport is the third busiest airport in Europe.

4. Germany has a Museum of Bread Culture (Do we really need to know the history of bread?)

5. They also have a Currywurst Museum (They sure do love their sausages!)

Currywurst
Currywurst

6. It is legal for people of legal drink age to drink in public (street, park etc…)

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

8. They have 1500 types of sausages.

9. Germans love their rules and  they will tell you off if you try crossing a red light or try to put your feet on the seats of the  S-Bahn commuter train (Try it and you will see this is a true fact!)

10.  The KaDeWe in Berlin is the second largest department store in Europe and has the biggest shoe department in Germany.

KaDeWe
KaDeWe

11. Germans love their bread, which is why they have about 300 different types of bread.

12. They are also well known for their poets and scientists (Albert Einstein, Von Goeth and the Brothers Grimm…all Germans)

13. Germany is the second largest beer consumers in the world.

14. There are about 60 beer gardens in Munich.

15.  Bavaria considers beer a basic food.

Christmas Market full of beer, teas and sausages.
Christmas Market full of beer, teas and sausages.

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 (true story), but their culture, economy, transportation, and food is what really 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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xxHanny

2 Comments

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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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