10 Interesting Germany Facts

The Germany facts below allow you to get closer with this famous country. If you visit Frankfurt, I recommend you to enjoy a glass of apple wine. It tastes delicious.  There are some famous German people that you have recognized in some fields like fashion, sport, or even philosophy. If you want to know the Germany facts in details, let’s see the list below.

1.Population

The people who live in Germany can be estimated at the number of 82,000,000 residents. Such information is based on the 2008 census. The growth of the population is declined. 9 per cent of the people who live here is foreigners, while 10 per cent has the immigrant background.

Germany Facts: Berlin cathedral

Germany Facts: Berlin cathedral

 

2.Boundaries

Germany is surrounded by some countries as the border. In the north part, it is bordered by Denmark. In the south part, you will see Switzerland. The east side is surrounded by Poland as well as Czech Republic. The west side is bordered by Belgium, Netherland, Luxemburg and also France. Austria fills the longest border for Germany in the length of 487 miles.

Germany facts: Claudia Schiffer

Germany facts: Claudia Schiffer

 

3.Size

The size of this country is the third point of Germany facts. Germany spans on the area of 137,881 square miles or 357,111 square kilometer. That’s the area after the reunification in 1990.

Germany facts: Albert-Einstein

Germany facts: Albert-Einstein

 

4.Highest Mountain

The title of the highest mountain in Germany is taken by Zugspitze. The location of this mountain is on Bavarian Alps. It is located near the Austrian border. The height of this mountain is measuring 9,718 feet or 2,962 meters.

Germany facts: Zugspitze

Germany facts: Zugspitze

 

5.The tallest church

If you intend to visit Germany, I recommend you to go to the tallest church in the world. If you think that the church is placed on Frankfurt or in Cologne, you are totally incorrect. The tallest church is the Minster of Ulm. The height of this church is 530 feet or 161.53 meters. You will be served with 768 steps to reach the top.

Germany facts: Minster of Ulm

Germany facts: Minster of Ulm

 

6.Famous Germans

As I have stated previously, there are so many notorious German people in the world. Let’s begin with the name of the famous scientists. You will see Max Planck and Albert Einstein. If you love with fashion, I believe that you will recognize the super model, Claudia Schiffer and Heidi Klum. In sport, the name Boris Becker and Michael Schumacher are well-known too.

Germany facts: Heidi Klum

Germany facts: Heidi Klum

 

7.official name

Germany has an official name. Can you tell me about it? It is called as Federal Republic of Germany. In German language, you can call it as Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Germany now is also included as a member of the European Union.

Germany facts: Michael Schumacher

Germany facts: Michael Schumacher

 

8.Largest Lake

The people who love to enjoy the water can go to the largest lake in Germany called as Lake Constance. It is located on the southern Baden-Wuerttemberg. Some people love to call this lake as Swabian Lake.

Germany facts: Lake Constance

Germany facts: Lake Constance

 

9. Flag

The Germany flag is easy to remember. You will see that it has three equal horizontal stripes in the colors of gold, red and black.

Germany facts: Flag

Germany facts: Flag

 

10.German Currency

For the first time, the German currency was Deutsche Mark or German Mark. Since it is included as the member of the European Union, the former currency is replaced by euro in January 1st 2002.

Germany facts: Frankfurt

Germany facts: Frankfurt

 

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