25 Fascinating Facts About Germany That You Probably Didn’t Know

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In Germany, Escaping prison isn’t illegal because it’s a basic human instinct to want to be free.

25 Fascinating Facts About Germany That You Probably Didn't Know

Incredible, isn’t it? With over 83.9 million people, Germany is not only one of the best countries to travel or live in, but it is also a country filled with interesting facts that you should know.

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25 Fascinating Facts About Germany That You Probably Didn't Know

1. With a population of 83.9 million people, Germany is the most populated country in Europe.

2. 33% of Germany is still covered in forests and woodlands.

3. Germany is the most popular destination for immigrants after the United States.

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4. The beautiful city, Berlin, is the capital of Germany. But this wasn’t always the case. Before Berlin was made the capital of Germany in 1990 for the second time, Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Berlin, Weimar, Bonn (and East Berlin) were at one point made to be the capital of Germany.

5. With an area of 891.8 km², Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and even has more bridges than Venice.

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25 Fascinating Facts About Germany That You Probably Didn't Know

6. University education in Germany is free for everyone, including non-Germans.

7. Not only engineering, but Germans are also proactive in sports clubs. With one in three Germans being a member of the German Olympic Sports Federation, Germany has the third most Olympic medals. The only countries to beat Germany are the United States and the United Kingdom.

8. Germany is the 4rth largest producer of cars and In Germany most taxis are Mercedes.

9. Moreover, In Germany, 65% of the highways have no speed limit.

10. Smoking is banned in public places, but drinking in public places is allowed in Germany.

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11. Escaping prison in Germany isn’t illegal because it’s a basic human instinct to want to be free.

12. Motorists are only allowed to stop on the German highway only in case of emergency. Since running out of gas is not considered an emergency, It is illegal to stop on the German highway. Drivers will be fined and can have their license suspended for six months for this offense.

But this ain’t sh*t against Canada, Where you can be jailed for 2 years for smelling bad.

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13. According to German law, the state can have a say on what you name your kids. German law ban names that don’t denote a gender or use a family name as a first name.

14. Germany lived peacefully after the two world wars, But that ain’t the case for German bomb defusers.

Every day, bombs from the Second World War are discovered in Germany, and approximately 15 bombs are deactivated.

15. Germans love beer so much that it is officially considered a food in Bavaria.

Moreover, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, and Austria, are the only countries where you can buy beer at McDonald’s.

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16. Following World War I, there were so few men left in Germany that only a third of women could find themselves a husband. Well, as they say, there are no winners in war.

17. Speaking for World Wars, In 2010, Germany finished their reparation payments from the Treaty of Versailles.

18. Despite losing two world wars, Germany is the EU’s largest economy and has the 4rth most GDP in the world. Only US, China, and Japan have more GDP than Germany.

19. The world’s most famous scientist, Albert Einstein, was born to a middle-class Jewish family in Germany. It is all thanks to Adolf Hitler, Einstein decided to move to the United States in his later days.

On his death bed, he even spoke his last few words in German. Bud sadly, to a non-german nurse. Resulting in the last few words of one of the iconic scientists in human history being a mystery.

20. Vehicle automobiles, airbags, the printing press with movable type, the MP3 format, and X-ray technology are some of the notable inventions by the Germans.

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25 Fascinating Facts About Germany That You Probably Didn't Know

21. Germans call Germany Deutschland.

22. In Germany, If you want to order a single beer, you show your thumb. And for two beers, you should show your first finger.

23. Out of Germany’s 83.9 million population, Roughly 45.7 million Germans identify as Christian. While, Islam is the largest minority in Germany.

24. All retail and grocery stores are closed on Sunday, and Sunday is officially a rest day in Germany as no chores are allowed on that day.

25. Never wish a German a happy birthday in advance because is considered a bad omen in Germany.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 25 Mind-Blowing Germany facts.

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