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Learn some interesting information about Germany while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about the major cities in Germany, its population, history, national parks, borders, economy, companies and much more.

  • The name for Germany in the German language is Deutschland.

  • The population of Germany was around 84 million in 2023.

  • The capital of Germany is Berlin, it is also the largest city.

  • Other major cities include Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.

  • Germany is a member of the European Union.

  • Germany has had an unsettled history, including the Nazi regime and tension between East and West Germany (which were reunified in 1990).

  • Countries that border Germany include Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Poland and Switzerland.

  • Germany has the largest economy in Europe.

  • Large German companies include BMW, Adidas, SAP, Mercedes-Benz, Nivea, Audi, Bayer, Volkswagen and Siemens.

  • Germany has a number of important natural resources, including copper, nickel, natural gas, uranium and coal.

  • Germany is in the process of phasing out nuclear power plants.

  • There are many national parks in Germany include the Bavarian Forest National Park, Jasmund National Park, Harz National Park, and the Wadden Sea National Parks among others.

  • Over 100 Germans have been awarded the Nobel prize in their field, including Albert Einstein, who was born in Germany.

  • Germany has been home to famous composers such as Johann Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Wagner.

  • Around two-thirds of Germans are multilingual, meaning they can speak at least one foreign language.

  • The German coat of arms features a black eagle against a yellow shield.

  • Germans drive on the right-hand side of the road.

  • Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Germany. The German men's national team has won the World Cup four times, in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.

  • For more information, check out maps of Germany or take a closer look at the German flag.

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