Did you know?
The Federal Republic of Germany has nine neighbouring countries:
Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, the Netherlands.
Germany has four cities with over 1 million inhabitants:
Berlin 3.4 million, Hamburg 1.7 million, München 1.3 million, Köln 1 million
There are 81 cities with more than 100.000 inhabitants.
Of Germany's 82 million inhabitants 42 million are women.
German is spoken by more than 100 million people worldwide
It is spoken in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
Coffee (not beer !) is the most popular drink in Germany. Even so:
There are about 5.000 different kinds of beer in Germany
around 1.300 breweries, 50% of these are in Bavaria
the most famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest, starts in September !
70% of the German motorways have no speed limit.
The cathedral in Ulm (Ulmer Münster) is the highest church tower in the world at 161.53 m.
The most common surnames in Germany are Müller, Meier and Schmidt.