Germany

Did you know?

There are more than 20,000 castles in Germany with most of them being older than 150 years. And while it’s not as glittery as Dubai but most Taxis in Germany are Mercedes-Benz. No wonder they are the largest car producers in the world 😉

Another Fun Fact: Christmas tree tradition came from Germany, it were German emigrants who brought this custom to America. Ohh and more than this, they literally have 7000+ types of beer! How cool is that? Of course, not as cool as considering beer a food in some part of Germany

More about Germany:

ContinentWestern Europe
Area357,592 sq. km (63rd in the world)
Capital CityBerlin (Situated in north eastern Germany)
GovernmentDemocratic and Social Federal State
Official LanguageGerman
Father of NationBismarck and Garibaldi
CurrencyEuro
National FlowerCornflowers
National AnimalGolden Eagle
National BirdFederal Eagle
National DishSauerbraten
National SportsFootball
Dominant ReligionChristianity
Population83.31 million (2023)
Per Capita Income42,860 USD (2022)

Short History:

Once upon a time in the heart of Europe, there were ancient Germanic tribes living in the lush forests and along the riverbanks. The Romans came, encountered these tribes, and left their mark.

In the 9th century, a spirited figure named Charlemagne created the Holy Roman Empire, stitching together diverse German territories. However, the ensuing centuries brought the ravages of the Thirty Years’ War, leaving the land scarred and divided.

Fast forward to the 19th century, and a charismatic strategist named Otto von Bismarck emerged. With a deft hand, he orchestrated the unification of Germany, birthing the German Empire in 1871.

The 20th century unfurled a darker chapter. World War I brought hardship and the infamous Treaty of Versailles. In the interwar period, economic struggles created fertile ground for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. The world watched in horror as Germany, under Hitler’s leadership, plunged into World War II, causing unimaginable suffering and the Holocaust.

Post-war, the country found itself split in two during the Cold War. Families were separated by the Berlin Wall, a stark symbol of division. But in 1989, something extraordinary happened – the Berlin Wall fell. East and West Germany embraced, and in 1990, they officially reunited.

Today, Germany stands as a united nation, a powerhouse of innovation and economic strength. The scars of the past serve as a reminder of the importance of peace, cooperation, and learning from history. In a world ever-changing, Germany’s story is one of resilience, transformation, and the pursuit of a brighter future.