1. In XIX century German legislation officially recognized that the human desire for freedom is the “basic instinct” and ruled that escape from prison is not punishable, but this does not apply to crimes committed in time of escape.
2. In 1146, the first tavern opened in Regensburg, which today is called Regensburga sausage kitchen (Wurstkuchl). This is the oldest tavern (fast food restaurant), which operates continuously.
3. The city of Herzogenaurach, Middle Franconia, is the birthplace of sports giants – Adidas and Puma, but few know that they were founded by two brothers. The brothers quarreled, and each created their own empire of sports goods, which compete to nowadays.
4. It is impossible to find German beer, which would have not been cooked not according to the canons of the Reinheitsgesgebot, the law of the purity of the production of the intoxicating beverage.
5. In 1663, the Hamburg Erbauliche Monaths Unterredungen (Instructive Monthly Discussions) became the first regularly published magazine in the world. Germany is still considered the birthplace of one of the most prosperous magazine industries in the world.
6. In Germany, you can taste over 5000 varieties of beer, 1500 kinds of sausages, 300 kinds of bread and about 500 varieties of mineral water.
7. Annually Germany hosts the world’s largest beer festival – Oktoberfest.
8. In 1916, in Germany for the first time in the world was made the transition to daylight saving time.
9. If it is determined that at the beginning of the fight you did not clench your fists, then you will be able to get the judge’s indulgence.
10. Surprisingly, the blame for World War II is being introduced into the minds of Germans from the kindergarten.
11. In Bavaria, it is officially permitted to drink a mug of beer during the working day.
12. In Germany, the homeless people take care of dogs. The thing is that the government pays extra money for their maintenance.
13. Chewing gum was invented in Germany. Its creator was Hans Riegel.
14. Many peopel do not know that the world-famous aspirin was also invented in Germany. It was synthesized by Felix Hoffman (Bayer AG) in 1897.
15. In Germany, there are more than 1300 breweries, which produce more than 5000 varieties of beer.
16. In Germany there is a museum of bread. After visiting it you can get acquainted with the process of baking bread, the history of bread, and you will be told about various delicacies of this product.
17. The longest word in German is: “Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft” (79 letters). It means an interesting fact.
18. In Germany there is the largest number of zoos in the world – 400.
19. Every third brewery in the world is in Bavaria.
20. In the German judicial system, Wikipedia is a universally recognized reliable source.
21. In Germany, traumatic pistols and gas cartridges are officially banned.
22. Repair of any things in Germany is so expensive that it will be cheaper to buy a new thing.
23. The Germans refer to their Nazi past, as well as the Aborigines to the devouring of Cook.
24. Children in Germany are allowed to do everything. The parents will be responsible for their misconduct. If there are no parents, then no one.
25. In order for a child to ride a bicycle at school, he needs to get special cycling lisence.
26. Most of the prices in Germany soared twice when the euro was introduced. However, the standard of living in Germany is still one of the highest in the world.
27. Until recently, the Germans practically did not use make-up and started to do it only because of female immigrants.
28. In Germany, Christmas is celebrated much brighter and more grandiose than the New Year’s Eve.
29. The world classical music is dominated by German composers, as well as composers born in the historical territory of Germany, such as Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Handel, Beethoven, Wagner, Brahms and others.
30. Germany is the only country in the world where there is no speed limit on autobahns.