The world’s tallest cathedral is in Ulm.
Famous German composers include Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Wagner, Strauss, and Handel.
The Bayern Munich is the most successful team in the Bundesliga having won the championship four times (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001). Nicknames for Bayern Munich include Der FCB, Die Bayern, Die Roten and FC Hollywood.
The Deutscher Fußball-Bund was found in 1900 in Leipzig. That’s soccer for those who think football is about the NFL or SEC.
Famous Bavarians include Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Wagner, Richard Straus, Thomas Mann, Levi Strauss, and Rudolf Diesel.
There are 102 German Nobel laureates as of 2009.
German is spoken by more than 100 million people worldwide. Free lessons happen at our bar at most anytime.
German is the official language of 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
There are over 150 castles in Germany.
The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum) tradition came from Germany. You are welcome.
Famous philosophers include Nietzsche, Marx, Kant and Hegel.
Germany is the first country to adopt Daylight Saving Time (DST) in 1916.
We are sorry.
Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany. Accountability is important to us.
There are over 60 beer gardens in Munich. Bluffton now has 1.
Munich is further north than any major US city (excluding Alaska).
Germany has over 400 zoos, the most in the world. Alfred has a soft spot for all animals. Maybe it is in our DNA.
Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, originally used for printing the Bible.
German is the third most commonly taught language worldwide.
Albert Einstein, the most recognized scientist in the world, was German and born in Ulm. His hairstyle was his own.
65% of the Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit.
Berlin has the largest train station in Europe.
To ask for a beer in a Brauhaus, you would use your thumb to indicate “one” rather than your index finger. Our bartenders are fluent in all sign languages for “one more”.
There are over 300 kinds of bread in Germany. There are also bread museums.
Germans are the second largest beer consumers in the world, after the Irish (of course).
Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehicles. Ford followed up with the invention of the production line.
In the 4th grade, German kids are placed into a career path.
While it is called Oktoberfest, it actually starts in September. It lasts 10 days. We are going show you how it’s done.
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-rays in 1895. Volker spent 34 years working in the X-ray business.
31% of the country has been kept with forests and woodlands, with Hesse having the most.
There are over 1,000 kinds of sausages in Germany. We have 5 on our menu.
Other notable German inventions include: the telephone, diesel engine, aspirin, fluorescent lamp, and the pregnancy test. All are important contributions to society!
The cuckoo clock is invented in Germany in the 17th We don’t want one either.
There are more soccer fan clubs in Germany than anywhere else in the world.
Gummy bears were invented by a German.
Germany is Europe’s largest economy.
There is a rumor that Einstein failed his first University Entrance Exam (he didn’t).
The longest word published in the German language is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft
Adidas was founded by the Bavarian, Adolf “Adi” Das His brother, Rudolf Dassler had different ideas and founded Puma.
Beer is officially considered a food in Bavaria.
The first printed book was in German.
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. We are stronger together.
Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes.
The Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to build.
There are 35 dialects of the German language.
Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris.
Germany borders 9 countries (Austria, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxemburg, Holland, Czech Republic, and Poland).