Often Germany is only seen as the causer of World War I and II but that's not all. Every German is hating Hitler and what had happened to all those innocent victims during his terror regime. But were not national socialist anymore! Germany tries hard to come to terms with its past and Berlin is remembering you of what happened very much (cue: memorial).
Then there is the DDR, a terror regime as well. If you ever visit Berlin and book a guide he will tell you mostly about the Third Reich and the DDR. The opposite of liberty and democracy.
Germany, known for its beer, great cars and guns, is a beautiful country where nobody drinks beer to every meal, neither wears leather pants nor is taught how to built a car at school. There are so many stereotypes I hate. I'll only say it one more time: Don’t ever wear leather shorts in public!!
Instead, it offers big culural facets and beautiful buildings, coastel and mountainous landscapes, big vibrant cities and the wide country.
German food is also very delicious. Kebab, often sold by Turkish inhabitants, is yummy as well as the good, old Bavarian veal sausage.
Germans are also known for their punctuality. It's true, we are always on time, natrual for every German. We are faithful, maybe rough sometimes but with a soft core.
The most famous German facility is the Autobahn (die Autobahn). Many tourists are huge fans of it and I can understand why. There are many famous cultural people as well (Schubert, Goethe, Schiller etc.).
Prejudices may be funny but for Germany they aren't.
No racism, no Nazis! We're not like them anymore, we're modern, a new nation.
The country Hitler wasn't born in.
Guy 1: Hey, do you know where Hitler was born?
Guy 2: Not Germany.
Guy 1: k.
Great cars, great beer, great guns (Heckler und Koch ring a bell?) Great ally of the United States. Defeated in two world wars, but due to a few mistakes. Was divided in half, with Berlin (which was in East Germany) also divided in half. Used to be Nazi Germany, before that the Weimar Republic, before that the German Empire, before that the Holy Roman Empire, before that the German Confederation... etc.
Germany kicks ass with its badass guns.
The most amazing country on Earth. Take this from me, an American who was lucky enough to live there for 5 awesome years. Germany is a country that has taken a total 360 since 1945. Germany is the democracy that America claims to be. Americans who constantly down-talk Germany and Germans for their errors in the past are very ignorant. It is a peaceful country rich in culture and history. Germans are hard-shelled people on the outside, however, they are very respectful and good-natured on the inside. They have a knack for things being done the RIGHT way(Alles in Ordnung!) They appreciate the finer things in life such as art, music, history, family and friends. Germans are wonderful and privacy-respecting neighbors, enviornment friendly, great scholars, artists and engineers. Even as a very populous country, it is still very clean and absolutely beautiful. Plenty to see and do, and home to the the most awesome and functional highway system in the world. Das autobahn. Deutschland is geil,mann.
Elementary school teacher: What's the greatest country in the world?
Me: Wrong. GERMANY!!!!!!!!!!
A country that is ambitious and misunderstood.
“Everyone wants to be like Germany but do we really have the pure strength of will?”
-Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)82,000,000 inh.
Berlin (3.3 millions)
-languages spoken: german, frisian, sorbian
-religions: evangelic (42%), catholic (35%), muslim (5%), and others
americans usually mistake germans (inh. of germany)for car constructors wearing leather shorts. In fact, leather shorts are not at all popular in most parts of the country and car construction is not part of the general education plan. Only few folks in Bavaria (state in the country's deep south, capital Munich) still wear leather shorts, but mostly as an attraction for American and Japanese tourists. Wearing leather shorts in northern cites like Hamburg, you may find yourself beaten up or at least laughed at, so beware! Germany is also well known for beer ("Beck's" from Bremen in the very north, "Löwenbräu" from Munich, "Holsten" from Hamburg...) great authors and soccer. (Fussball).
"you know it's football when the game lasts 90 minutes and the winner is germany" (peter shilton, english goalie)
Many fascist people still think that Germany means National socialism, but that is absolutely WRONG! It's 2005 now, so the 2nd world war ended 60 years ago. The German executed all "Nazis" that hadn't left Europe to America in 1945 and 1946. The German people still have to repent for those who made them agree to the Nazi regiem. They killed 6 millions Jews in many KZ's all over Central Europe. And in addition: Adolf Hitler wasn't German but AUSTRIAN !!! He was born in Branau am Inn in Austria. I bet you didn't know.
There is a proverb in Germany:
"Nationalstolz ist in Deutschland gerade darum so schlimm, da es nichts gibt auf das man stolz sein könnte."
America killed until now 12 millions native Americans, 320.000 Japanese people in 3 days without getting accused for it, they kidnapped 0,5 millions Africans which became slaves in America. It attacks any country every 5th year. So what?
The country who has and always will have the coolest looking military.
Hans: Was ist das, herauf in den Himmel?
Klaus: Das ist ein Messerschmitt BF-109.