20 Things You Didn’t Know About Germany

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20 Things you didn’t know about Germany

Our today’s journey begins in the land of beer, sausages and Oktoberfest. But, of course when we think of Germany, we can’t resume ourselves only to those three things, that is why we put together some interesting facts just for you. Here are the 20 things you didn’t know about Germany!

There is no doubt that Germany is an interesting country, with a  great but also troubled history. It is hard to ignore the role that Germany played in the WWII, but today we decided to concentrate our attention on what makes this country so great.

It has a very rich culture, many incredible places to visit, and let’s not forget what great contribution Germany had over the years on the automobiles market. Oh, and Gummy Bears, they made that too.

Yeah, maybe the country doesn’t have the warmest people on the planet, but they sure know what they want in life and they are outstanding people. These are the 20 things you didn’t know about Germany!

1. After the Irish people, Germany is on the second place in beer consumption in the World.

Things you didn't know about Germany
Beer; via www.iammadein.com

2. Although it’s called Oktoberfest, the festivity starts in September.

Things you didn't know about Germany
Girls on Oktoberfest; via www.nighttap.com

3. The Nazi official uniforms were designed by Hugo Boss.

Things you didn't know about Germany
Huggo Boss Nazi Uniform; via community.allhiphop.com

4. Berlin is a huge city, it is actually 9 times bigger than the capital of France, Paris, and it has more bridges than Venice.

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Berlin; via students.marshall.usc.edu

5. In Germany it is legal to try to escape from a prison, because they think that it is a basic human instinct to live free.

Things you didn't know about Germany
Man in prison; via www.ssc.wisc.edu

6. In Germany, it is considered illegal to run out of fuel on highways.

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Highway; via volatilityviewpoint.wordpress.com

7. Over 60% of YouTube’s most notorious videos are blocked in Germany.

Things you didn't know about Germany
YouTube banned; via www.youtube.com

8. Fanta originated in the Nazi Germany due to the difficulties of importing Coca-Cola syrup into the country.

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Fanta; via wallpapers111.com

9. Apparently in the 1960’s Germany, lighting a condom on fire was illegal. Two of the Beatles members found that out the hard way, and got deported from Germany.

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The Beatles; via 7-themes.com

10. Mesut Ozil, a German soccer player, donated €330,000 to pay surgeries for 23 children.

Things you didn't know about Germany
Mesut Ozil; via 7-themes.com

11. In Berlin, they started a building project where they want to put together a synagogue, a christian church and a mosque all in one.

Things you didn't know about Germany
The project of a Church; via forums.ssrc.org

12. In Germany, if you perform the Nazi salute, you will get with 3 years of prison.

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Adolf Hitler; via www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

13. Germany’s debt from the World War I was equivalent with over 95,000 tons of gold.

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Gold bars; via dragonflycap.com

14. 1% of the Germany’s population is born with HIV immunity.

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Aids; via www.interactive-biology.com

15. The tradition of decorating the Christmas tree came from Germany.

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Christmas tree; via www.thelistlove.com

16. Germany contributed with some of the World’s greatest inventions, such as the automated calculator, the TV, the pocket watch, paraffin, the Walkman and the LCD screen.

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Inventor of the TV; via www.youtube.com

17. Germany has a high life expectancy, 78 years for men and 83 for women.

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Old man; via www.huffingtonpost.com

18. In Berlin you can find the World’s largest zoo, and it is called Zoologischer Garten.

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Zoologischer Garten Zoo; via andberlin.com

19. In Germany, females don’t have the same equality as men; they earn only 77% of the salaries that a man earn.

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Gender equality; via blingdigital.com

20. It is legal to drink in public but you are not allowed to smoke.

Things you didn't know about Germany
No Smoking sign; via gazettereview.com

We even took the time to make an awesome video with several new facts! Enjoy!

Thank you for having the patience to read our today’s article about 20 things you did’t know about Germany, and we hope you enjoyed it!

So, did you liked our story, and if so, what is your favorite fact? For more opinions about our article, leave them in the comment section below!

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