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Facts about Germany

– Many people associate Germany with beer. Five thousand kinds of beer are produced in Germany. This country is famous for its beer festival for the whole world. Germany has a large number of small and large breweries plants; every third plant of the world is located in Bavaria.

– In Bavaria, a person has a right to drink a mug of beer during the working day.

– Chewing gum was invented in Germany by Hans Riegel.

– Angela Merkel, who was elected in 2005, became the first female chancellor in German history.

– The first daylight saving time occurred in Germany in 1916.

– Germany has a large number of dialects, and even the Germans themselves do not always understand each other. Therefore, TV programs from the northern part of the country are shown in the southern part with subtitles.

– German police use only the cars of their renowned company “Mercedes”.

– Legal protection of population in this country is at a very high level. Many people do not work and live on social assistance. They are used to rent a house, and even very wealthy people do not buy real estate (three-quarters of Germans live in rented accommodation). If a person does not pay the rent, it is almost impossible to evict him from the house.

– Homeless Germans have dogs. The state pays them extra money for their care.

– The Germans refer to the education of children very peculiar – or rather, everything is allowed for children. Parents are responsible for their misdemeanors, if there are no parents – nobody.

– The Germans concern their Nazi past, as well as Aboriginal people think of eaten Cook. At the same time, blame for the Second World War is embedded into the consciousness of the Germans from the kindergarten.

– It is strictly forbidden by law to draw a symbol of swastika somewhere or to raise hand as a fascist salute.

– There is an unwritten rule in Germany – the more useful product is more expensive. So you can buy a bottle of wine for less than a dollar. By the way, alcohol intoxication is considered to be a mitigating circumstance in the court (for example at traffic incident).

– Women. Their number exceeds the number of men. Men shake a woman’s hand as a sign of respect. Most often German women don’t know how to cook.

– The word “foreigner” in Germany is considered to be abusive.

– You can walk on asphalt in socks, and they remain clean – the roads are washed with soap.

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  • nonono

    This is a lot of nonsense.

    – Germany has a large number of dialects, and even the Germans themselves do not always understand each other. Therefore, TV programs from the northern part of the country are shown in the southern part with subtitles.

    This is the exception, not the rule, and only happens when a program is intentionally broadcast in dialect. National television is always broadcast in Standard High German that everybody understands. And northerners have at least as much trouble understanding a southern dialect than the other way around.

    – German police use only the cars of their renowned company “Mercedes”.

    Police is organized by state, and generally they buy German makes. Some do drive Mercedes. Sometimes even Porsche on the Autobahn. But BMW, VW and Opel are often seen, too. The order goes to the best bidder.

    – Homeless Germans have dogs. The state pays them extra money for their care.

    Never heard that one, but who knows…

    – The Germans refer to the education of children very peculiar – or rather, everything is allowed for children. Parents are responsible for their misdemeanors, if there are no parents – nobody.

    There is always somebody responsible for children. If they are orphans, there are appointed carers. And not everything is allowed – it is just that children cannot be judged as an adult in a legal sense (until they turn 14, I believe). I am sure most civilized countries have a clause like this.

    – There is an unwritten rule in Germany – the more useful product is more expensive. So you can buy a bottle of wine for less than a dollar. By the way, alcohol intoxication is considered to be a mitigating circumstance in the court (for example at traffic incident).

    No and no. Many Germans are huge cheapskates and are not generally ready to pay a higher price according to usefulness, whatever that means. And wine exists in a huge price range and only alcoholics and college students would buy $1-bottles. Normal supermarket wine goes around $4 a bottle, and in dedicated wine shops you’ll start around $8.

    If you drive drunk it is worse, you get punished for that on top of the accident and are most certainly found guilty. It IS true that in cases where you were legally allowed to drink, the court will consider that your judgement was impaired and may not be indicative of your normal behavior.

    – Most often German women don’t know how to cook.

    Where does that come from? I guess as many German men and women are able and take pride in their cooking as in comparable countries.

    – You can walk on asphalt in socks, and they remain clean – the roads are washed with soap.

    Not around here. Maybe in Suabia, I heard they also wash their garbage cans with soap every week…

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