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Guten Tag, Hallo, Auf Wiedersehen, Danke! We bet you are familiar with these words that have their origin in the German language. This Western-European country has captivated the interest of many for a very long time. From Einstein to Goethe, this land has given birth to many famous personalities who have made significant contributions to the advancement of society. Needless to say, it is one of the most popular travel destinations across the world. Do you want to know more about Germany? Read this blog to learn about this popular country famously known as Deutschland.
Culturally and historically rich, Germany is flooded with beautiful sceneries – forests, snowy mountains, valleys, rivers and more. You are suggested to visit every area of this Central European country. From the easy-going city of Munich, and the spectacular Romanesque architecture of Cologne to the futuristic skyline of Frankfurt, and the grand Dresden, the places worth visiting are endless. Undoubtedly, Germany offers diversity, culture, nature and whatnot to its visitors as well as residents.
If you are willing to know more about German culture, start by learning famous German words. Read about the speciality of this country. What makes it beautiful? Is it food, music, history or people? There is so much to know and learn about Germany, a remarkable country.
Let us look at some of the interesting facts about Germany and we are sure that it will make your next trip to Germany even more beautiful and meaningful.
To be able to study and work at the same time is the greatest advantage of the Education system in Germany. Some courses give you an opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree and vocational experience simultaneously
In German public universities, you do not have to pay tuition fees irrespective of your nationality.
After completing your graduation, you can apply for a residence permit. You will be allowed to stay back in Germany for 18 months to find a job.
Yes, you heard it right. Unlike many European cities, Berlin definitely has more land to its name
Located in the middle of Berlin, ‘Berlin Hauptbahnhof’ is a five-storey railway station and was built in 10 years
Germany’s GDP is more than 3.3 trillion Euros which makes it the largest economy in the European Union
Castles in Germany are mostly 100 years old and thus, have been turned into hotels, museums, or cultural centres. They no doubt represent the rich heritage of Germany
German has around 35 regional dialects like Middle German, High German, Low German, Bavarian, Frisian, and Alemannic
If you are interested in learning the language, you can visit websites/apps like Beelinguapp, Duolingo, babble, Goethe institute etc.
People in Germany consider Beer as food.
Germany offers over 3000 bread varieties.
German sausages are famous around the world. So next time when you visit Deutschland, do not be surprised by this fact.
German royals spread the tradition of Christmas trees in the country as well as in the neighboring countries. It was German emigrants who brought this custom to the USA
Founded in Germany, The Gutenberg Press published the first magazine called The Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen, by Johann Rist, a German poet.
Yep, taxi drivers in Germany choose the luxury brand “Mercedes-Benz” as the vehicle
German is the official language of seven countries in the European Union
Germans love beer and so do you! The country has 7,000 + varieties of beer. It’s heaven for beer-lovers
The Deutsches Currywurst Museum in Berlin is for the currywurst sausage
Germany is the ideal place for you since ⅓ of Germany is covered in forests and woodlands 33% of Germany is covered by over 90 billion trees. Spruce trees, Pine, Beech and Oak are planted the most.
Germany is the largest car-producing country. Everyone has heard of car brands such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen; these are the top-selling car in the world
Germany has the most institutionalized Green Movements in the world and has set a target to be carbon neutral by 2045.
On the Autobahn- German highways, it is illegal to run out of gas.
The street only measures 31 centimeters.
The largest zoo in the world is located in Berlin and is called The Berlin Zoological Garden
¼ of Cologne’s population speaks Kölsch
The second largest religious building in Germany-The Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to be completed and opened in 1880. It withstood the heavy bombings that happened during the World War II
If you want to order a beer like a German, use your fingers. Thumb out means you’re ordering one beer. If your thumb, index, and middle finger are out, it means you are ordering three beers
This tradition started in the 19th century when on the first day of school, German first-graders were given a Schultüten, a cone filled with goodies and school supplies, made by parents.
As a new parent, the name of your baby must be approved by the Standesamt-German civil registration office
Do you know that Germany is also known as the Das Land der Dichter und Denker which means “the country of poets and thinkers”.
Germany established Daylight Savings Time in 1916 which later spread all over Europe
The story goes like this – when the sailors to Hamburg returned from trading in the Baltic regions, they brought back uncooked shredded beef which was then prepared by an unknown German chef. That’s how it came to be known as the hamburger
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