This is a must-visit site for all German culture lovers. Get information about German traditions, history, education in Germany, German language, traveling to Germany, and lots of interesting facts about Germany. Here are some:
1. The population of Germany is approximately 82 million.
2. In the middle of September in Munich begins the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival. Parades have begun brewing since 1810.
3. Germany is home to the world-famous composers of classical music. The most famous German composers were: Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wagner and Richard Strauss.
4. The Germans occupy the third position of the world beer rating (after the Czechs and the Austrians): beer consumption per capita here is about 106 l of beer per year.
5. German athletes won a total of 1662 Olympic medals (as of 2012), i.e. more than any other country in the world except the USA.
6. Germany was the first country in the world to adopt daylight saving time. This happened at the height of the First World War (1916).
7. Almost 70% of German roads have no speed limit.
8. There are more than 300 varieties of baked bread in Germany.
9. German is the third most popular language in the world. It is official in 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
10. Ulm Cathedral is the tallest church in the world. Its height is 161.53 m.
July 7, 1720
Maria Bach (wife of J. S. Bach) dies in Köthen, Germany. Maria Bach was the first wife of Johann Sebastian Bach.
July 7, 1860
Birth of Gustav Mahler in Kaliste, Bohemia. Mahler … [Read More...]
Swiss National Day (Three Swiss states formed a union on August 1, 1291, Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.)
August 1, 1889
Birth of Walther Gerlach in Biebrich am Rhein, Germany. Gerlach … [Read More...]
Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685 - July 28, 1750) was the master of Baroque composition who in his later years held the post of music director in Leipzig, Germany. Bach's abilities as an organist … [Read More...]
As of mid 1995, Germany was a country coming to terms with the recent unification of its western and eastern portions following four decades of Cold War division. Achieved in October 1990, German … [Read More...]
German cuisine is famous for its substantial and somewhat "heavy" dishes - Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, etc. However there is a special offer for hot summer days: light and delicious German … [Read More...]
August 23, 1773
Birth of Jakob Friedrich Fries in Barby, Germany. Fries was a professor of philosophy at the Universities of Heidelberg and Jena. In Neue oder anthropologische Kritik der Vernunft … [Read More...]
The best way to let people around the world know about your country is to use mass media. Thus, you can get the latest news on Germany and its life from newspapers, radio and TV. It would be great to … [Read More...]
The single most important economic institution in Germany outside the federal government is the central bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank (commonly called the Bundesbank). It has the dominant voice in … [Read More...]