Today I will be analyzing some curious information about the customs and traditions of Germany. Did you know, for example, that Germans usually rent land only to grow vegetable gardens and gardens?
Among the foods most consumed by Germans is sausage. Did you know that there are about 1,200 types across the country?
Did you know that One of the most consumed meats in the country is pork, present in many sausages and sausages. Einstein, one of the traditional delicacies of German cuisine, is prepared with pork knee.
Did you know that One of the most popular fast food dishes among the German population is currywurst, which includes sausage, fries and a curry-based sauce. In Berlin alone, 7 million currywurst are consumed per year.
Did you know that another very popular food in Germany is bread. Believe it or not, but there are over 1,200 types there.
Did you know that If you are visiting someone and asking for a glass of water, the host will give you sparkling water? If you ask a waiter in a restaurant, he’ll serve … sparkling water! Germans are always drinking carbonated water, either pure or mixed with another type of drink.
Did you know that Germans are among the largest beer consumers in the world? At about 112 liters/person per year, they are second only to Czechs and Irish. One detail: there are more than 1,200 breweries and 500 brands in the country.
Did you know that The most popular beer festival on the planet is German? Oktoberfest attracts thousands of people every year to the city of Munich, always in October, as its name implies.
Did you know that Biergartens (literally translated “beer garden”) are a tradition in Germany? Originating in the Bavarian region, tables are set under trees, mainly chestnut trees, where the Germans sit during the summer months to make small talk, eat and drink lots of beer.
Did you know that St. Martin’s Day is one of the most ingrained traditions in Germany. Celebrated on November 11, it has as one of its strong points the procession with children holding lanterns. After the procession, they knock on doors and win sweets. Adults usually drink mulled wine and, for the whole family, dinner with the goose as the main course.
Did you know that German children also tie themselves to candy on December 6, St. Nicholas’ Day. Considered a protector of sailors and children, it is the same saint that gave rise to the myth of Santa Claus. The curious thing is that the kids get gifts again on December 24th, Christmas Eve.
Did you know that Among the December traditions in Germany are Christmas markets. In addition to Christmas decorations and food, they sell an immense variety of products.
Did you know that Germany is one of the greenest countries in Europe, with 1/3 of its territory covered by woods and forests.
Did you know that Germans always take advantage of spring and summer to grow vegetable gardens and gardens. Plant and garden accessories stores are always full. The most curious thing is that they usually rent empty land or from farmers who live near the cities to grow their own gardens.
Did you know that Europe is a naturist’s paradise. Taking off your clothes and getting naked on the beach is common on the coast of France, Greece and other countries. But it seems that the custom arose in Germany. The Germans call this habit frëikorperkultur, or “culture of the free body”.
Did you know that If there is one thing that the Germans detest it is noise during Sunday. If you want to use the drill, or any other instrument that makes noise, you should do it on Saturday and at specific times.
Did you know that Young people love heavy rock? So much so that some of the most famous European heavy metal bands are German (examples: Scorpions, Accept, Rammstein, Gamma Ray, Destruction, Blind Guardian, Edguy and Helloween). The largest metal festival in the world, the Wacken Festival, is held in Germany.
Did you know that As in many European countries, German cinemas only show dubbed films? Contrary to what happens in Brazil, it is very difficult to find a subtitled film there.
Did you know that The most common surname in Germany is Muller, a kind of local Silva?
Did you know that Around 20% of the population is made up of immigrants or Germans with one parent born abroad? The largest groups are Turks, Italians, Serbs, Russians, Greeks, Poles and Arabs.