Interesting Facts about Germany

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Brandenburg Gate in Berlin: Until 1990, it was the symbol of division into two Berlins and two Germanys. Today, it’s a gateway to freedom. Photo taken in 2018

Created in 2015 as part of a general plan to commemorate Germany’s 25th anniversary, this page features some interesting facts that will interest you when visiting or moving to Germany. This includes an ongoing series examining all the German states via quiz and the answer sheets as shown below. If you know of other aspects that should be mentioned and added to the list, please contact Jason Smith at the Files and they will be added. In the meantime, check back often as the list will get bigger over time. 🙂

 

GERMAN STATES: QUIZ AND ANSWER SHEETS:

GERMANY QUIZ 1:  SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN  and THE ANSWER KEY

GERMANY QUIZ 2: HAMBURG  and THE ANSWER KEY

GERMANY QUIZ 3:  BREMEN and THE ANSWER KEY

GERMANY QUIZ 4: LOWER SAXONY and THE ANSWER KEY

GERMANY QUIZ 5: MECKLENBURG-POMMERANIA and THE ANSWER KEY

GERMANY QUIZ 6: BRANDENBURG and THE ANSWER KEY

GERMANY QUIZ 7: SAXONY-ANHALT and THE ANSWER KEY

GERMANY QUIZ 8: SAXONY:

Sächsisch Deutsch  and the Answer Key

General Information  and the Answer Key

Inventors from Saxony and the Answer Key

 

 

 

ASPECTS ABOUT GERMANY WORTH KNOWING ABOUT:

KINDERGARTEN IN GERMANY

ZUCKERTÜTE FESTIVAL

SCHULEINFÜHRUNG IN GERMANY

ICE-TRAINS

UMWELTZONE (CAR FREE ZONE) IN GERMAN CITIES: Quiz and Answer

CERAMICS: QUIZ &  FACTS

THE BEER

CYCLING ON GERMANY’S BIKE TRAILS including  BIKE SAFETY

ONIONS AND THE ZWIEBELMARKT

THE BERLINER

POMMES: MANY WAYS TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF A POTATO

EINKAUFSOFFENER SONNTAG: SHOPPING ON SUNDAY

AGREEMENTS AND LAWS NAMED AFTER GERMAN CITIES

CIVIL COURAGE

BUREAUCRACY IN GERMANY AND THE SEVEN TYPES

MÄNNERTAG (Guest Column by George Schorschi)

BOTTLE COLLECTORS

TÜV INSPECTIONS (ESP. FOR CARS)

ASPARAGUS

PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

BOOKS AND ITS TREATMENT AS THE BIBLE

SALT AND BREAD AS HOUSEWARMING GIFTS

AMPELMÄNNER TRAFFIC LIGHTS  including HOMOSEXUAL TRAFFIC LIGHTS

OBSESSION WITH AIR:  Americans and Air Conditioning;

GERMAN SOCCER BUNDESLIGA: History Quiz  and  the Answers

 

 

 

Plaque showing where the Berlin Wall once stood.
Plaque showing where the Berlin Wall once stood.

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