10 interesting facts little people know about Germany
1. The World's First Magazine:
The Gutenberg Printing Process was invented in Germany. In 1663, the poet and theorist Johann Rist published the Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen - considered the first magazine in the world. Every year, Germany has about 94,000 published magazines, the best seller in the world.
2. The first country to apply DST:
Germany is the first country in the world to apply summer time since 1916. DST means Daylight Saving Time, in which countries will adjust the clock to an hour earlier in the early of spring and adjust it in the fall to maximize the time it takes for lighting. This is to reduce the amount of fuel used for lighting and heating.
3. The capital of modern Germany has changed seven times:
In Carolingia, Aachen was the capital of Germany. Then, the capital of Germany was Regensburg city, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Berlin, Weimar and Bonn in turn. Berlin has been the capital of Germany since 1990.
4. Germany has nearly 1,000 kinds of sausages:
Germany's most famous sausage is currywurst, spiced curry. Every year, Germany consumes about 800 million pcs of currywurst. In addition, the country has nearly 1,000 other types of sausages.
5. Germany has many important inventions:
Many everyday gadgets and inventions are invented in Germany, such as the X-ray machine, pocket watch, plastic candy, diesel engine, telephone, LCD screen or pregnancy probe.
6. Thumbs Up For Numbers 1:
If you want to sign for a cup, one at a coffee shop or restaurant, you need to raise your thumb instead of the index finger. Want two, you will use the thumb and forefinger.
7. There are 108 Nobel laureates:
This is the third highest number of Nobel Prizes in the world, behind only the United States and the United Kingdom. The first winner was Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in Physics in 1901and the most recent one was Joachim Frank in Chemistry in 2017. The legendary Albert Einstein (who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921) is also German and born in Ulm city.
8. Oktoberfest is essentially a celebration:
Oktoberfest beer festival is the world's oldest historical celebration. This was the royal wedding feast between Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, which took place in October 1810.
9. Germany has 300 kinds of bread:
Bread is an important part of German cuisine. The country has up to 300 types of bread (not including local variations), nearly 1,200 types of roll bread and grilled bread. The two cities of Ulm and Ebergötzen also have museums for visitors to explore the history and interesting things about bread.
10. Its number of castles is incredible:
Germany has over 20,000 castles, many of them hundreds of years old and most of them open to visitors. Some castles have restaurants, hotels, cafes, museums, and even for sale.
By: Oralie Smith