Germany is known to be very unique when it comes to so many things, and it doesn’t stop surprising us every time with its special traditions and laws.
For example, do you know what the punishments are if you escaped prison? Nothing! Yes, they don’t punish any escaped prisoner believing that our natural instinct is to seek freedom. Interesting!
if you are interested to know more about Germany, we have gathered for you 10 awesome things that you will not find anywhere else except in that great country. So get ready to be blown away…
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First of all, the festival might be named after “October”, but it is actually held in September. Oktoberfest is an important festival where people from all around the world visit Munich, Bavaria to enjoy drinking beer and riding slides.
However, fit girls start getting ready for the event in advance. They do a lot of weightlifting because the amount of beer a waitress should carry every time is just out of control.
In Bavaria, men care a little way too much about strong fingers. They exercise them, train, and stretch them daily so they can be one of the best in Fingerhakeln. That’s the name of one of the weirdest championships in the world. The participants have to lock their index fingers, and then start pulling in their own angle until one of them loses.
Sausage vending machines
Once you hear the name “vending machines”, you probably think about snacks, chewing gum, chocolate, and chips. But if you are in Germany, those items get replaced by sausages, such as Bratwurst. Germany turned out to be obsessed with them.
Pumpkin boat races
It is not a big deal, really. Just a regular person who is paddling a giant pumpkin in a river, you know. Well, this championship happens every year in Germany during autumn. Yachts become old school when the clock strikes midnight.
A magical fairy witch who turns boats to a floating pumpkin, but with a person on top of it… Isn’t it similar to the Cinderella’s story?
No speed limits
Have you ever been in a country when it is legal to drive at any speed you like? Germany offers their citizens to drive on Autobahns, which means there is no speed limit, at all. So once you are in Germany, rent a car, put the pedal to the metal, and then enjoy the adrenaline rushing through your veins. Just be careful, though.
If you see a man holding a shell in his mouth, then you just came across the deer-calling championship. Even if they look like they are speaking to the ocean through the shell, they are only imitating the deer mating call, and the best one wins. They may be risking their safety, but the fun is absolutely worth it.
Caution is a priority
Caution is Germany is “Vorsicht” and it is above everything else. They are ready to put on many signs on the road, even if there is a tiny pedestrian crossing the road in a faraway village somewhere where people don’t even pass by. Also, they carry many different signs to warn drivers from each angle.
Funny, warning signs
Speaking of signs, German people have a good sense of humor that they put it on their signs, too. For example, there is a sign of a man holding a child to a crocodile and it is written next to it “don’t feed your child to a crocodile”.
They know for a fact that you will not do it, but it is a warning sign that there are crocodiles in that area. It is great to be warned and smile at it at the same time.
Football is the king of sports
The most popular sport in Germany is football. Wherever you see, you will probably find people playing it. Even in schools, neighborhoods, and universities. When they are not playing it, they would be watching it, and when they are not watching it, they would be playing foosball or table football.
It is not surprising knowing that the largest foosball table in the world is situated in Germany, is it?
Weird baby names
If you had a baby in Germany, and you want to name it “Nutella” or “Woodstock”, you can’t. Apparently, the German government is allowed to reject any baby name that sounds weird because they don’t want the child to feel embarrassed when he/she grows up. But somehow, names like Lafayette and Jazz were allowed.