1. With 81 million people,
    Germany has the
    largest population
    in the European Union.
  2. The cities of Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Weimar, Bonn and Berlin have all been capitals of Germany.
  3. Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice.
  4. Holocaust denial is either implicitly or explicitly a crime in 17 countries, including Germany and Austria.
  5. In Germany, there's no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape
    from jail because it is a basic
    human instinct to be free.
  6. Nazi Joseph Goebbels' wife's descendants are Germany's richest family nowadays.
  7. The first magazine ever seen was launched in 1663 in Germany.
  8. After World War I, there were so few men in Germany that only 1 in 3 women would find a husband.
  9. In Germany, it is illegal to run out of fuel on highways.
  10. From 1989 to 2009, about 2,000 schools were closed in Germany because of a scarcity of children.
  11. The population of Germany is in decline. It has fallen by 2 million in the last decade.
  12. Hamburgers got their name from Hamburg, Germany.
  13. In 2014, Germany officially abolished college tuition fees, even for international students.
  14. 60% of YouTube's 1,000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany.
  15. 2 million German women
    aged 13-70
    were raped
    by the Red Army on WW2.
  16. Germany made its final reparations payment from the WW1 Treaty of Versailles in 2010.
  17. Some 5,500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused, an average of 15 per day.
  18. In 1917, Germany invited Mexico
    to join WW1 by attacking the U.S.
    in order to recover the lost territories
    of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
  19. Fanta originated in Germany as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during WW2.
  20. Chinese checkers was invented in Germany.
  21. In 1960, two of The Beatles got deported from Germany for lighting a condom on fire.
  22. Dachau, the first NAZI concentration camp in Germany, opened six years before WWII.
  23. During WW1, the King of England, the Tsar of Russia, and the Emperor of Germany were all first cousins.
  24. German soccer player Mesut Ozil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory bonus to pay surgeries for 23 children in Brazil.
  25. More Germans were killed by the Russians in the Battle of Stalingrad alone than were killed during the entire WW2 by America.
  26. There's a building project in Berlin, Germany, where they want to build a Christian church, a mosque and a synagogue all in one.
  27. Germany, Denmark, Iceland and other countries have official rules about what a baby can be named.
  28. Performing the Nazi salute in Germany is a criminal offence punishable by up to 3 years in prison.
  29. Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
  30. Nearly a third
    of Germany
    is powered by
    Renewable Energy.
  31. The Berlin Wall was torn down by mistakenly-empowered citizens after an East German spokesman misspoke at a press conference and mentioned immediate border crossing privileges for every citizen.
  32. Germany's debt from WW1 was equivalent to 96,000 tons of gold.
  33. You can't name your child "Matti" in Germany because it doesn't indicate gender.
  34. When Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it was the first time as a united country. The three previous times, the soccer World Cup was won by West Germany.
  35. Germany and Japan have the lowest birth rate in the world.
  36. East and West Germany still look different from space because of the different types of streetlamps used.
  37. 1%
    of Germany's population is genetically immune to HIV.
  38. David Bowie performed at the Berlin Wall in 1987 while East Germans gathered to listen behind. You could hear them cheering and singing along from the other side.
  39. Germany is the world capital of penis enlargement, with roughly 8 in 100,000 adult German males opting for the procedure.
  40. Because of the Chernobyl disaster, radioactive wild boars are currently roaming around Germany.
  41. Many nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to collect residents with dementia who try to leave.
  42. Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.
  43. In Germany, there's a specific word for analyzing and learning to live with the past, in particular the Holocaust: "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung."
  44. The 9th of November is a significant day in Germany. In 1918, Germany became a republic. In 1923, the Bier Hall Putsch in Munich. In 1938, Kristallnacht. In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell.
  45. Germany was the first country ever to implement Daylight Saving Time in order to save energy during WW1.
  46. Soldiers in Germany's Military Forces are allowed to disobey any order they think would violate human dignity according to their conscience.
  47. Hamburg, Germany, has banned coffee pods from government-run buildings in 2016 because they create unnecessary waste and contain aluminum.
  48. Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann has caused over 138 million euro in damages by attempting to destroy famous artworks by such artists as Rubens and Rembrandt.
  49. Hitler killed his dog with a cyanide capsule. He also shot the five puppies and buried them with their mother.
  50. In France, Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands they serve beer in McDonald's.
  51. The world's tallest church, Ulm Minster in Germany, is being eroded away because men keep peeing on it.
  52. German citizens can travel to 177 territories without a visa nor a visa given on arrival, the most in the world.
  53. Büsingen am Hochrhein, commonly known as Büsingen, is a German town entirely surrounded by Swiss territory.
  54. In a German legend from the Middle Ages it was proposed that kissing a donkey would take away the pain of toothache.
  55. Cayo Blanco del Sur, a tiny island off the coast of Cuba, may still technically belong to East Germany, which doesn't even exist anymore.
  56. Migrants committed 142,500 crimes in Germany during the first six months of 2016.
  57. There's a brewery in Germany that's almost 1,000 years old. It has been in continuous operation since the year 1040.
  58. You can "rent a Jew" in Germany to socialize with them and break down prejudices in the process.
  59. Berlin still hasn't recovered its pre-WW2 population.
  60. Germans pay cash in 80% of all transactions. In the U.S., it's less than 50%.
  61. The site of Berlin's Tempelhof Airport was originally Knights Templar land in medieval Berlin, and from this beginning came the airport's name.
  62. The Quandt family, one of the richest in Germany and the largest shareholder of BMW, took over scores of Jewish businesses and used tens of thousands of slave labourers at its factories during Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
  63. During Germany's hyperinflation that peaked in 1923, a loaf of bread cost 428 billion marks and a kilo of butter would run you roughly 6 trillion.
  64. "Ostalgie" is a German term referring to nostalgia for East Germany.
  65. In 1916, the German Empire allowed citizens to take passport photos with their dogs.
  66. The German Parliament building has a glass dome above it that people can climb using a spiral ramp. The dome symbolizes that the people are above the government, and the government should be transparent.
  67. The oak is the national tree of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia and the UK.
  68. More than half of U.S. troops overseas are stationed in just 4 countries: Japan, Germany, South Korea, and Italy.
  69. In 1853, the Venus de Milo statue was put on trial for nudity in Mannheim, Germany.
  70. Germany has a Museum of Snoring.
  71. Germany had highest numbers of asylum requests in 2015.
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