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Germany

Germany
  • Capital

    Capital

    Berlin

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:54

  • Population

    Population

    82.7 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +49

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Germany

Germany
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Berlin

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:54

  • Population

    Population

    82.7 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +49

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 3 478

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.80 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    700mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    357 021 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    37%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    33%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    47%

  • Railways

    Railways

    33332km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    124.74 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    German - 91 %
    Turkish - 2 %
    Italian - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Protestant - 34 %
    Roman Catholic - 34 %
    Islam - 4 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    German

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    177 300

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    10.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    32.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.4%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    8 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages, cattle, pigs, poultry

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    60%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    13%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    719 883kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    20 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    121

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What not to do when visiting Germany

1/26
Marker Germany
Business & Communication

Don't be late. Punctuality is important, you will win their favour if you are on time.

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2/26
Marker Germany
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Don't make a circular motion using the index finger while pointing to the side of one's head - it's a rude gesture saying someone is crazy or deranged.

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3/26
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Don't jaywalk. Nobody else does it and you might get fined.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The longest published German word is "Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft".

4/26
Marker Germany
Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to shake hands with everyone including children, say "Guten Tag" (good day), not how are you. Keep eye contact when greet somebody.

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5/26
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Don't use the signs of "Nazi salute", shout "Heil Hitler" or show other signs of the Third Reich. It's a criminal offense and punishable up to five years imprisonment.

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6/26
Marker Germany
Business & Communication

Don't forget to be formal when doing business. Dress formally for business functions. No shorts and extremely casual wear. Ladies don't wear flashy jewellery and accessories.

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7/26
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Don't be scared to have serious discussions about politics and philosophy - it's fine and no issue.

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8/26
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Street & Behavioral

Don't put your elbows on the table when eating. Put only your hands on the table.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Germany borders nine other countries.

9/26
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Don't mention the War.

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10/26
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Don't phone a German executive at home without their permission.

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11/26
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Business & Communication

Don't stare at people - only poorly educated and crazy people do that there.

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12/26
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Business & Communication

Don't block the alley in the middle of the train with your luggage.

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13/26
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Don't enter someone's home without removing the shoes. Present hostess with bunch of flowers, but no carnations or lilies or chrysanthemums. Yellow or tea roses are always well received.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Christmas trees originated from Germany.

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14/26
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Don't do noisy works on Sundays - Germans take the rest day seriously.

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15/26
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Don't be shy to tip. It's common to leave a tip of around 10% at a restaurant. Leave larger tip around Christmas time.

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16/26
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Don't congratulate on birthday before the day.

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17/26
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Don't start drinking without a toast - "Prost!" (cheers!) and knocking your glasses with others is a must.

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18/26
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Don't be surprised some women bath topless or even full nudity. The nude beaches are labelled with "FKK" for "Freikorperkultur" which means free body culture.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Germany is home to the world’s oldest continuously operating brewery.

19/26
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Street & Behavioral

Don't block the bike lanes and don't step into it.

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20/26
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Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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21/26
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Don’t try to speak Bavarian if you are a foreigner - the locals don’t like it.

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22/26
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Business & Communication

Do not ask for ‘Kölsch’ (beer from Cologne). Drink ‘Alt’ in Düsseldorf. Vice versa

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23/26
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Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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24/26
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Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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