Interesting facts about Germany Germany Guide Eupedia

9 Апр 2014 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Interesting facts about Germany Germany Guide Eupedia отключены
brilliant electric car

Interesting facts about

Land People

Germany is the populous European country from Russia), with a of 82 million.

Germany’s land was over 50% larger during the Reich (1871-1918) and included of present-day Poland and parts of

German people are the second consumers of beer in the world the Czechs), with an average of 107 per person per year in 2010 (or l per day).

The German language was the lingua franca of central, and northern Europe, and remains the with the most native in Europe.

15 million people in are of non-German descent (first and generation), i.e. 18.5% of the About half of them are residents, not German citizens.

a quarter of all American citizens at least partial German

Germany has nearly 700 zoological wildlife parks, aquariums, parks, animal reserves, or parks, including 414 registered (more than the USA). Zoologischer Garten is the largest zoo in the both in terms of number of (1,500) and animal population

In 2006, the world’s youngest is the German Prince Albert II von und Taxis, with net worth is at around $1.9 billion

As of 2012, German athletes won a total of 1662 Olympic (summer and winter combined 1896 to 2012), i.e. than any other country in the except the USA.

The Fairy Grottoes ( Feengrotten ) in Thuringia, are the world’s most caves, according to the Guinness of Records.

There are some 2.5 half-timbered houses in Allemagne, by far the number of any country worldwide.


Classical music has widely dominated by German-speaking A few famous ones born on the territory of Germany include Händel, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner and R. Strauss.

of the world’s greatest philosophers German. Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger.

The Germans can be for the discovery of insulin, the invention of the the pocket watch, the automated the light bulb, television paraffin, petrol/gasoline Diesel the automobile (as well as the engine, gear and other important the motorcycle, the jet engine, the LCD screen and the

There are 1,300 beer in Germany, making some kinds of beer. German are the world’s second biggest drinkers after the Czechs.

was the first country in the world to Daylight saving time a.k.a. summer time) in in the midst of WWI.

The Walhalla (Hall of Fame and Honor of the nation) in Regensburg was built by I of Bavaria in the early 19th to commemorate great figures and in ethnic German history, with the Battle of the Teutoburg (9 CE).

The Bayreuth Festspielhaus (Bayreuth Theatre) was specifically conceived and to host performances of operas by Wagner. It opened in 1876 for the of the four-opera cycle of Der Ring des .

As of 1998, there were museums in Germany (about as as Italy and the United Kingdom

Germany is one of the last Western countries not to have banned in workplaces, and restaurants (see map ). One of the reason for this is that the officially frowned on smoking, and German legislators have afraid of imitating Nazi

No less than forty-two Prize laureates studied or at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. Prize winners notwithstanding, people who taught there Carl Friedrich Gauss the Brothers Grimm. Alumni among themselves Otto von (1815-1898) and the American J. P. Morgan

Environment Ecology

Germans been the pioneers of the ecological and green politics. The world’s Green Party, Die Grünen . was in 1979-1980. Germany is one of the rare (along with Belgium) the Greens have been of a government coalition (from to 2005, so far).

The term was first coined by the German Haeckel in 1866.

Drachenfels in North Rhine-Westphalia, became the first nature reserve in

In 2005 Germany produced 35% of the world’s wind energy. are over 20,000 wind off the coast of northern Germany, the of which reach 200 metres in

Germans are among the most recyclers. According to a BBC survey, had the third highest recycling (48% of waste recycled), just surpassed by its Swiss and neighbours.


The oldest sun currently known in Europe is the Goseck circle in Saxony-Anhalt. It was some 7,000 years

The Holy Roman Empire of the Nation was founded by Charlemagne in in 800 C.E. It lasted over a years, until 1806, Napoleon dissolved it (mostly he saw himself as the heir of Charlemagne, the new of the Occident).

The Weihenstephaner Brewery in Bavaria, has been operating its foundation in 1040, which it the world’s oldest brewery.

of Bingen (1098-1179) is the first whose biography is known. Her are considered the foundation to what became known as opera 400 years later).

Germany a central role in the Reformation of Johannes Gutenberg (1400-1468) the world’s very first in Mainz in 1456. The development the press allowed ordinary to possess a copy of the holy previously reserved to the clergy and It didn’t take long another German, Martin (1483-1546), compared the actual of the Bible to the teachings and practices of the Church, and found major In 1517, Luther famously his 95 Thesis on the door of the Castle in Wittenberg (Saxony-Anhalt), in which he the Bible as the sole source of authority and the church as a priesthood of all

The Protestant Reformation would the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) the Holy Roman Empire, and among others in the independence of and of the United Provinces of the Netherlands.

The of Marburg (Philipps-Universität Marburg ), in was founded in 1527 as the world’s Protestant university.

The world’s savings bank was established in (Lower Saxony) in 1786.

The first electric tram was the Gross-Lichterfelde Tramway opened in suburb of Lichterfelde in 1881. It was by the Siemens Halske company, would later become of Siemens AG.

Germany has had quite a few in its turbulent history, notably (in order). Aachen (from Regensburg (seat of the Reichstag 1663 to 1806), Frankfurt-am-Main of the election and coronation of German between 1152 and 1792, of the Bundestag of the German Confederation 1815 to 1871), Nuremberg of the Imperial Diet between and 1543, and official residence of Kings of Germany), Berlin 1871 to 1945, and from to present), and Bonn (from to 1990 — West only).

Fiat 500e Electric Cars

Construction Architecture

Ulm is the tallest church in the world, 161.53 metres (530 in height.

Cologne Cathedral was the building of the world from to 1889 (or until 1884 if one the Washington Monument, which is an not a proper building).

The Wurzburg Residence possess the largest fresco ceiling m² or 7287 square feet). It is the of Venetian painter Giovanni Tiepolo (1696-1770).

The German is the oldest motorway network in the (first section completed in as well as one of the densest (12,000 km for a of 357,021 km²). It is also the one in Europe to have no general limit.

The world’s two biggest clocks are both located in im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg. One of the cuckoos nearly five meters and 150 kg.

Over 300 bunkers and hundreds of of underground tunnels built the Nazi-era still remain the modern city of Berlin although mostly unaccessible due to and floods from water


Since 2003, is the world’s largest exporter of with $1.016 trillion in 2005. 10.1% of world come from Germany.

the world’s second producer of (after Japan) and motor in general (after the USA).

The company BASF (Badische und Soda-Fabrik) is the second largest company in the world, employing 87,000 people in 160 subsidiaries and ventures in 41 countries.

Germany was by the World Competitiveness Yearbook as No. 1 in and copyright protection.

After suffering from one of the unemployment rates in Europe in 2006), Germany now has one of the lowest in 2012).

As of 2006, Germany had the corporate tax rate in Europe, to 40%.

The biggest train in Europe opened in Berlin in

The European Central Bank is in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

Frankfurt Airport claims the world in the most international destinations The Lufthansa, based in Frankfurt, is the largest airline in terms of passengers carried, and Europe’s in terms of passenger-kilometers flown, tonne-kilometers flown and fleet

DELAG, (Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, as German Airship Transport was the world’s first airline. It was on 16 November 1909 in Frankfurt.

The department store in continental is the KaDeWe ( Kaufhaus des Westens ) in with over 60,000 metres.

According to Wealthinsight’s City Millionaire Rankings May the Frankfurt urban area has millionaires per capita than in city surveyed worldwide. comes second.



Other articles of the category "Interesting":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Catalog ALL Electric Cars and hybrid/ News and Information about Electric Car and Electric Vehicle Technologies, batteries for vehicle catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Electric and Hybrid cars - Green energy