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Why Is Germany the Best for You?

 

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.

 

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Some Interesting Facts About Germany

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.

1. A Pathway to A Brilliant Education

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

2. Cost-Effective Higher Education

In German public universities, you do not have to pay tuition fees irrespective of your nationality.

3. International Career Opportunities

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.

4. Berlin is 9 Times the Size of Paris

Yes, you heard it right. Unlike many European cities, Berlin definitely has more land to its name

5. Berlin has the Largest Train Station in Entire Europe

Located in the middle of Berlin, ‘Berlin Hauptbahnhof’ is a five-storey railway station and was built in 10 years

6. The Largest Economy of the European Union is Germany

Germany’s GDP is more than 3.3 trillion Euros which makes it the largest economy in the European Union

7. Germany Houses 20,000 Plus Castles

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

8. Given the Regional Diversity, the German Language has 35 Dialects

German has around 35 regional dialects like Middle German, High German, Low German, Bavarian, Frisian, and Alemannic

9. The Third Most Widely Taught Language in the World is German

If you are interested in learning the language, you can visit websites/apps like Beelinguapp, Duolingo, babble, Goethe institute etc.

10. In the Bavaria Region, Beer is a Delicacy

People in Germany consider Beer as food.

11. Yes, not Paris but Germany has 3000+ kinds of bread

Germany offers over 3000 bread varieties.

12. Germany has 1000 Kinds of Sausages

German sausages are famous around the world. So next time when you visit Deutschland, do not be surprised by this fact.

13. The Tradition of Putting Up and Decorating the Christmas Tree Came from Germany

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

14. The Famous Gutenberg Press Launched the First Printed Magazine in 1663

Founded in Germany, The Gutenberg Press published the first magazine called The Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen, by Johann Rist, a German poet.

15. Do not be Surprised If you are Picked up by a Mercedes-Benz Taxi in Germany

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Yep, taxi drivers in Germany choose the luxury brand “Mercedes-Benz” as the vehicle

16. Most People in Europe have German as Their Native Language

German is the official language of seven countries in the European Union

17. Germany Offers 7000 Kinds of Beers

Germans love beer and so do you! The country has 7,000 + varieties of beer. It’s heaven for beer-lovers

18. There is a Museum in Berlin which is Dedicated to Currywurst, a Sausage

The Deutsches Currywurst Museum in Berlin is for the currywurst sausage

19. If You are a Nature Lover

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.

20. Germany has One of the Best Automotive Industries in the World

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

21. When it Comes to Climate and Energy Policies, Germany is the Leader in the World

Germany has the most institutionalized Green Movements in the world and has set a target to be carbon neutral by 2045.

22. In Germany, 65% of the Highways have no Speed Limit

On the Autobahn- German highways, it is illegal to run out of gas.

23. Do you Know that the World’s Narrowest Street is in Reutlingen?

The street only measures 31 centimeters.

24. The Largest Zoo in the World is in Germany which has 400 + Registered Zoos

The largest zoo in the world is located in Berlin and is called The Berlin Zoological Garden

25. In the City of Cologne, People Speak Kölsch, a German Dialect

¼ of Cologne’s population speaks Kölsch

26. The Very Famous Cathedral of Cologne took 632 Years for the Construction

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

27. In Germany, Beer can be Ordered with Just your Thumb

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

28. Children in Germany are Given Gifts called Schultüte when they Enter the School

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.

29. As per German Law, the Name of the Baby can be Denied

As a new parent, the name of your baby must be approved by the Standesamt-German civil registration office

30. Germany is the Land of Thinkers and Poets

Do you know that Germany is also known as the Das Land der Dichter und Denker which means “the country of poets and thinkers”.

31. The Concept of Daylight Saving was Adopted by Germany First

Germany established Daylight Savings Time in 1916 which later spread all over Europe

32. The Famous Hamburger is Named After Hamburg, the Seaport City of Germany

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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FAQs

Is it difficult to learn the German language?

No, if you speak English, you will be able to pick it up really fast

Is Germany a safe country?

Germany is a safe country. Whether you are in a city or the country, you can travel freely.

Will I get job opportunities in Germany?

There is a high demand for skilled workers in Germany and hence, a perfect place for expats. Moreover, interns and international students are welcomed warmly as it is one of the top 5 study destinations in the world.

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