We’ve uncovered yet another excellent list of surprising things you need to know about Germany before you begin your journey. In this video, Mark explains 10 “shocking” truths about Germany that you may not know, but need to know!
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Though nationalism is unfairly, and incorrectly, linked to nazism (the U.S., for instance, has been heavily nationalistic since its birth, and has been the most ardent defender of true liberty and justice for all), and Germany itself has a long, rich history outside of the Hitler era. The German National Anthem is called, “Das Deutschlandlied.” […]
Cuckoo clocks mark the hours of the day with the call of the cuckoo. These clocks were first invented in the Black Forest region of Germany in the 18th century. Ever since, these timepieces have been a popular choice for households around the world. In the middle of the 17th century, people in this region […]
One of the first things people think of when they think of Germany, and specifically of Berlin, is the Berlin Wall. Originally erected in 1961, the wall effectively split the city of Berlin into two separate worlds, separating families and creating an international outcry. The wall stood for almost thirty years as the most visible […]
World War II was the most destructive military event in the history of the world. The deaths attributed to this global conflict are estimated at 50 to 70 million lives lost over a six-year period. It involved almost all of the world’s great nations divided into two major powers, the Allies and the Axis. By […]
Germany has many exciting holidays. Some are celebrated with most of the World, like Christmas and New Years, while others are celebrated only in Germany like Tag der Deutschen Einheit. Nonetheless, Germans love to celebrate, so you can rest assured that if you’re in Germany during a holiday, there will most like be some kind […]
The Use of the National and State Flag – The national flag is the German civil flag. It is also used as state flag by the non-federal authorities (e.g. the authorities of the German states use the German national flag together with their own state flag). – The national flag is further used as state […]