A variety of sports are played in Germany, including soccer, popularly called football in the country, motorsport and tennis. Soccer is the most popular sport in Germany.Know More
The German Football Association is the largest individual body in the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB, German Olympic Sports Federation). As of 2014, it boasts as many as 26,000 clubs and 178,000 teams. The top football league in Germany is called the "Bundesliga." The 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Bundesliga Champions "Bayern Munich" won the title for the most prestigious club football tournament in the world: The UEFA Champions League. In 2014, the German national football team emerged victorious in the FIFA World Cup over runners-up Argentina after dealing a devastating defeat of 7-1 to the host nation, Brazil. This marked the largest margin of defeat in the semi-final at the time. Germany also hosted the 2006 World Cup, finishing in third that year.
Germany is one of the leading motorsport countries in the world. As of 2014, Michael Schumacher, a German racing driver, holds the record for the most Formula One championship wins and races since the inception of the Formula One world championship in 1950. He is held in high esteem as one of the greatest drivers of all time.Learn More
The name "Germany" comes from the Latin "Germania," which was used to describe barbarian tribes in north-eastern Gaul. Germans refer to their country as Deutschland, which comes from an old High German word meaning "of the people."Full Answer >
The five largest cities in Germany by population are Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt. As of 2010, the population of each city is 3.46 million people for Berlin, 1.78 million people for Hamburg, 1.35 million people in Munich, 1 million people in Cologne and 679,664 people in Frankfurt. The amount of people per square kilometer is 3,899 in Berlin, 2,366 in Hamburg, 4,355 in Munich and 2,486 in Cologne.Full Answer >
In Germany, the school day lasts for five and a half hours, usually from 08:00 to 13:30. The structure of a normal school day in Germany is very different to other European school systems. Lessons run for 45 minutes, and students remain in the same classroom throughout the day.Full Answer >
The main voltage current in Germany is the standard European 220 to 240 volts setting. The voltage standard in Germany, as well as most of Europe, is twice the North American household voltage standard of 110 to 120 volts.Full Answer >