Saturday, September 1, 2012

25 Facts of Germany


  • 1. The parliament building in Germany is called the Reich stag. Exp

  • 2. Germany is housed to the left from France and Netherlands, right of Poland, above Switzerland and Austria and below of Denmark. Exp

  • 3. The colours of the German Flag represents: Black represents - Determination, Red represents - Strength and Valor, Yellow Represents - Generosity. Comp

  • 4. Berlin has a population of 3.2 Million people. The amount of people in Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt all combined = Just a bit more people than Berlin. Exp

  • 5. Germany are the second largest beer consumers in the world after Ireland. ExpImage

  • 6. Michael Ballack hates beer. Comp

  • 7. Germany is the Europe's largest economy. ExpImage

  • 8. Germany's most common surname is Muller. Exp

  • 9. There are 300 different kind of breads in Germany. Exp

  • 10. Munich is further north than any other U.S. city (excluding Alaska) Comp

  • 11. German is the main language of five countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. It is also spoken in Northern Italy and the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine. Comp

  • 12. Germany is the first country to have Daylight Saving Time in 1916. Comp

  • 13. 2% of Germans don’t own cell phones. CompImage

  • 14. Gummy bears were invented by a German and many other lollies. Exp

  • 15. 65% of the Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit. Comp

  • 16. On the Autobahn there is an area in Munich where you have to go over 100kmph. Exp

  • 17. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and 136 people were killed trying to get to west berlin from East berlin. Exp

  • 18. The order of defense between the two Berlin walls from wall to the graveyard (Centre) was: Barbed wire, Barbed wire fence, What believed to be landmines that actually weren’t there, fraskits (anti-vehicle trenches) and the death strip. Expimage

  • 19. In German: Germany is Deutschland. Exp

  • 20.The Reichstags is the government building and the roof as a lightbulb like dome lights up at night and is open to the public. Exp

  • 21. Germany is a book country with around 94,000 titles published or re-published annually. Book

  • 22. Germany’s reputation as an important musical nation is still based on names like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Richard Strauss. Students from around the world flock to its music academies. Book

  • 23. Christian Thielemann is due to become Chief Conductor of the saxon state in Dresden this year. BookImage

  • 24. The Schaubuhne in Berlin: in the late 1960’s it saw the radical revival of German theater under directors such as Peter Stein, Luc Bondy and Klaus Michael Gruber. Book

  • 25. The berliner Ensemble am Schiffbauerdamm: Once Bertolt Brecht was active here today is the domain of star international directors such as Robert Wilson. Book

Exp= From Experience
Comp= From Computer
Book= From Book


  1. Amazing Stefan! I like your facts about Germany. I think it was a great idea Germany as your research country because of your connections to it. WELL DONE:c)

  2. That is great Stefan. I love the fact about Germany. Keep up the great work