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Germany world cup
By John Buckley
GermanyFACTS
• Germany has the fourth largest economy in the world.
• Germany has produced some of the worlds finest footballers ,
scientists philosophers and composers.
• 27,000,000 Germans are members of sports clubs and the most
popular past time is Football which is believed to be introduced by
a English man.
• Mountains
• The highest mountain in Germany is the Zugspitze with 2,963
metres (roughly 10,000 feet). Germany's highest peak is one of
Germany's top attractions and many tourists visit this place every
year. You can take a cablecar up to the top of the mountain and
have spectacular views of the Alps and the scenic Bavarian
countryside from there.
Facts
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TheTcapital of Germany is Berlin.
The population of Germany is 81.89 million.
Germany has won the world cup three times at Switzerland 54 Germany
74 , and Italy 90 and was runner up four times.
The Manager of Germany is Joachim Low.
5. Germany is a Central European country and is bordered by Austria,
Denmark, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France,
Luxembourg and Netherlands.
6. Germany is the second largest consumer of beer in the world after
Ireland and an average German drinks 119 litres per year.
7. There are more than 1300 beer breweries in Germany which make 5000
different types of beer.
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Soccer is an extremely popular sport in Germany and is played at amateur
and professional levels.
The Bundesliga is the top division of the German league and is contested by
18 teams as of 2010. The national team plays around the country and has
a successful history in the World Cup and the European championships. A
golden era of German football was in the early 1970s, when the team was
world and European champions. Club team Bayern Munich won the
Champions League three times in a row.
History
German football began when the German Football Association was founded
in Leipzig on 28th January, 1900. Germany was banned from taking part in
sporting competitions after World War II and did not participate in any
international soccer matches until 1950.Germany's international soccer
teams were reunified as one nation in 1990, after the fall of the Berlin
Wall in 1989.
Facts
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The cuckoo clock that features a small bird appearing through a wooden trap door was
invented in Germany in the 17th century. As the bird comes out of the trap, it chirps like
a cuckoo as the clock strikes the hour.
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Germans have a fondness for sausages as is evident from more than 1200 varieties of
sausages that are to be found here.
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There are over 150 castles in Germany, although most of them have been converted to
hotels.
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One of the most popular fests in Germany is the Oktoberfest. It is a 16 day festival which is
actually a public celebration which is characterized by music, dance and people guzzling
down beer and food
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Germany is known for its fabulous baked goods and pastries. There are over 300 types of
bread and 1200 different types of cakes and pastries that are produced by Germany
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One of the most famous places in Germany is the city of Trier which was known as "second
Rome" as it was the home of several Roman emperors.
Germany has the highest amount of Zoos in the world with more 400 officially recognized zoos.
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Germany
History
German football began when the German Football Association was
founded in Leipzig on Jan. 28, 1900. Germany was banned from
taking part in sporting competitions after World War II and did not
participate in any international soccer matches until 1950.
The country was split into three sections, West Germany, East
Germany and Saarland, which was under French control until it
joined West Germany in 1957. Germany's international soccer
teams were reunified as one nation in 1990, after the fall of the
Berlin Wall in 1989.
Germanys biggest win was against Russia 16-0.
Germanys biggest lose was against England 11-2.
Germany
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In World War II, a German sub was sunk by a broken toilet.
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Germans answer the phone with their surname instead of Hello.
Gummy Bears were invented by the German Hans Riegel
70 percent of German highways have no speed limit.
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Fanta was created in Germany during World War II when Coca-Cola imports were banned.
• There are more soccer fan clubs than in any other country
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• Germany’s Bundesliga soccer league has some of the highest attendances
of any professional sports league in the world. Bayern Munich is the most
successful club in the country and has won 35 national championships and
cups and four European Championship titles.
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