Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Germany
Germany is a country that has contrast in both modern and traditional living and culture. It is the heart of Europe and is diverse in its culture and history. Germany has fantastic castles, beautiful villages, beautiful greenery and mountains that astound with wonder. The people of Germany are engaging and throughout the country there are various festivals that are charming and inviting.
Here are some facts about Germany that come from: IloveIndia.com, "Facts about Germany" (2010):
• Germans are the second biggest consumers of beer in the world. The average beer consumption of the country is 119 liters per person per year.
• Berlin became home to the biggest train station in Europe in the year 2006.
• Football is the most popular sport in Germany and ‘The German Football Association’ is the largest association of its kind in the world.
• Germany became world’s first country to adopt Daylight Saving Time (DST), in the year 1916.
• Germany claims the distinction of being the fifth biggest economy in the world.
• Germany is one of the few countries of the world where Holocaust Denial has been declared as a crime.
• Germany is situated in West Central Europe and its official name is ‘The Federal Republic of Germany’.
• Germany is the homeland of numerous renowned scientists and theorists. They include Albert Einstein, Max Plank and Werner Heisenberg.
• Germany is the largest economy, and the second most populous nation, of Europe.
• In case of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages; shipbuilding and textiles, Germany is the largest producer in the world. .
• World's most colorful caves (as per Guinness Book of Records), Fairy Grottoes, are in Germany. "
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One of the loveliest and liveliest sections of Germany is Kassel, Germany.
During World War II there were various strategic bombings in Kassel. Fire that came from the bombings lasted for seven days and killed about 10,000 people. Over 150,000 citizens of Kassel were bombed out and the center of the city was almost completely destroyed. In 1945 the US First Army captured Kassel and at that time there were only 50,000 people left in comparison to 236,000 in 1939.
Kassel had some key targets at that time that the US and their allies focused on such as
• Fieseler aircraft plant
• Henschel facilities
• locomotive plant
• engine plant
• motor transport plant
• railway works
• Military HQs at Wehrkreis IX, and Bereich Hauptsitz Kassel
• Central Germany HQ, highway & railway construction
• Regional Supreme Court " IloveIndia.com (2010)
My husband is from Kassel, Germany and one of his favorite spots, as well as mine once I saw its beauty,is Wilhelmshohe park. Here you will find a castle,the statue of Hercules and a very beautiful and large park.This is a fantastic spot because you can go up to the Hercules statue by car or walk. Walking up to it is wonderful because as you go the scenery is wonderful and at the top is a great restaurant that offers wonderful German food. There are also beautiful waterfalls in the middle of the statue and underneath the Herkules statue there is a small castle and looking at it takes you back to a totally different time and place.
If you are ever able to visit Germany, take your time and explore the many beautiful and historical spots. And, be sure to visit Kassel, Germany and the Wilhelmshohe park. It is an experience that will stay with you a lifetime!