12 Interesting Facts About Germany

Germany is esteemed for its affordable and world-class education worldwide. Travel, scientific innovation, and education are some of the main highlights of Germany. 


Here are 12 interesting facts about Germany...!      So Let's Start........



1. Sunday is a Rest Day


In the US it's less than 50 Germans work an average of 1371 hours a year Americans for example work 1789 hours almost everything closed at 7:00 p.m. and that includes most grocery stores, drugstores and shopping malls and if it's Sunday you might as well stay at home because nothing is open on Sunday. Sundays in Germany really are holidays which means nothing except for small kiosks and gas stations is open.



2. Germany Equals Quality Cash is King


In Germany when eating out visit in any store or trying to pay for just about anything don't be surprised at the response to your credit card is nine months still settle in cash and rely on debit cards called EC or electronic cash roughly 80% of all transactions in Germany are conducted in cash.



3. Autobahn | German Highway


German cars are known for their precise engineering. The Autobahn the official german term is Bundesautobahn which translates as federal motorway what makes the Autobahn unique is that the vast majority of the highway has no speed limit. 65% of the Autobahn has no speed limit The recommended speed limit is 130 kilometer per hour unless otherwise stated at the Autobahn. However, there’s no upper-speed limit at 65% of the Autobahn, so don’t be surprised when you see someone driving over 200 kilometers per hour. Most people drive quite normal around 130 km/h though and there are several lanes, so don’t feel pressured to drive faster than you are comfortable with.



It’s illegal to run out of fuel in the German Autobahn Be sure to fill up your tank or have enough left until the next gas station. It’s against the law to run out of fuel while driving on the Autobahn. The fine can be from €30 up to €70 depending on the case.


4. World's Biggest Producers of Renewable Energy


In Germany is something that really is part
of your everyday life which country do you think has the most solar panels. Today the US, China, Italy no Germany its renewable energy sector is among the most innovative and successful worldwide Germany's long term shift to cleaner energy has made its economy the world's largest to rely soul mark on renewable energy.



5. Heavy Drinkers


A lot of people think about beer when they think about Germany and they're right of course in total there are approximately 1,300 breweries in Germany produced over 5,000 brands of beer there are lots of rules in Germany but you can drink beer anywhere and in Bavaria it is okay to have a glass of beer during lunch break but of course it will depend on the company you are working for.



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6. Migration Center


It is the second most popular migration destination in the world 20% of people with immigrant big round 3 million of which Turkish 1.5 million Polish and 1.2 million Russian which is not surprising an average salary of 45,000 provides a comfortable lifestyle people here rent rather than buy home ownership rate is just about 43% why the answer seems to be that Germans keep renting because rental housing is kind of nice and affordable.



7. Highest Recycling Rate in the World


Germany is dead serious about recycling just so you have an idea Germany is number one in the world when it comes to recycling when Germans look at a products package they unconsciously think - which garbage can it has to go to is this plastic is this metal separate in the garbage. The wave of recycling and renewable energy is a result of strong government policy and citizens who care about the environment and want to take their responsibility in recycling for a better planet Earth.



8. Cycling is Popular in Germany


In Germany you will discover the glory of the bicycle once you start riding a bike you can appreciate the extreme bike friendliness of European cities. Cycling is immensely popular in Germany! Unlike some countries, where Cycling is more of a sport, cyclists are a well established and expected part of German traffic. The country has cycling lanes in many places and many Germans use a bike as a part of their daily commute to work or school.



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9. Number of Zoos


There are over 400 zoos in Germany the most out of any country in the world the berlin zoological garden was opened in 1844 and is the oldest zoo in germany located in Berlin's tier garden the zoo is home to 1,500 species and 19,500 total animals at this number. The berlin zoological garden holds the most comprehensive collection of species in the world.



10. Bread Museum in Germany


Germany is crazy about their breads with at least 300 varieties to mention easily the most recognizable is Pumpernickel bread which dates back at least 550 years. Germany even has many bread museum and over 1,000 types of sausages most notably the Frankfurter and Bratwurst.



Germans are not very religious the Gallup
Organization polls show that 57% thing
that religion does not play an important
part in their lives. The majority of the population identifies as religious, with Christianity being the traditional and dominant faith.



11. Wishing Happy Birthday Considered Bad Luck


 If you have german friend and you wish them happy birthday before their birthday it is considered to be very bad luck and they won't like it so please bear in mind that you do not have to wish any German before their birthday. Germans don't even celebrate their birthdays according to convenience like if their birthday is on Monday they be celebrating or giving party on weekend so there are so much cautious about it that they don't like to be receiving any wishes before their birthday make sure that you wish a German person happy birthday not before his birthday.



12. Education in Germany is Free


Germany has officially abolishe college tuition fees Back in 2014, the college tuition fees were removed in 16 German states at public universities. This means that everyone could study there for free except for some small fees for administration and other small costs per semester. This even applies to non-germans, which means a foreigner could come here and study at a public university as well. 


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