Interesting Facts About Germany


I found some of these online and heard about some these from friends. I found them all to be very interesting and a few quite funny! Here we go!

  1. It’s against the law to run out of fuel on the German Autobahn.
  2. College education is virtually free (even for international students).
  3. The Berlin Zoological Garden is the largest zoo in the world.
  4. Germany has the largest population in the European Union.
  5. The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum) tradition came from Germany.
  6. Chancellor Angela Merkel has a Barbie doll made after her.
  7. 65% of the German Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit.
  8. When JFK visited Berlin, he infamously said “Ich bin ein Berliner,” which also translates to “I am a jelly donut.”
  9. Hamburgers got their name from Hamburg, Germany.
  10. 60% of YouTube’s 1,000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany.
  11. Fanta originated in Germany as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during WW2.
  12. The first magazine ever seen was launched in 1663 in Germany.
  13. Performing the Nazi salute in Germany is a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison.
  14. Nearly a third of Germany is powered by renewable energy.
  15. Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.
  16. Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice.

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