Germany In A Snapshot:
Capital: Berlin. With a population of 3.3 million people, Berlin is Germany’s largest city.
Population: With 80.3 million inhabitants, Germany has the largest population of any member of the European Union.
Main Language: German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany and one of the three working languages of the European Commission.
National Day: 3rd October is German Unity Day, it is the date when the reunification treaty was signed in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th in 1989
National Anthem: The “Deutschlandlied” (“Song of Germany”) has been the national anthem of Germany since 1922.
Germany is situated in the heart of Europe, known for its people’s strong family values and picturesque scenery. It is a country of fairy tale castles, charming villages and green surroundings. The German nation is known to be a modern and advanced society, with many innovations and technologies coming from it. It is also a nation known for its values and ethics with work and family at the core.
The country is at the forefront of industrial and technological innovation. Did you know that one of the most famous scientists in the world, Albert Einstein, was German and born in Ulm. We have Germany to thank for many of our everyday items such as: insulin, the light bulb, the car airbag, motorcycles and LCD screens. What is more, Germany is the world’s second largest producer of cars (after Japan), and motor vehicles in general (after the United States).
Not only has Germany discovered many amazing, useful things, but they have a vibrant culture, hospitable people, charming gardens, wildlife parks and animal reserves. Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten is the world’s largest zoo with 1500 species and 14000 animal populations. The Fairy Grottoes in Thuringia, are the world’s most colorful caves, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Some Fun Facts about Germany:
- Germany is Europe’s largest economy.
- Bread is a diet staple with Germany having over 300 types of it.
- There are also bread museums.
- German is the official language of 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. It is also spoken in Northern Italy and the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine.
- The first printed book was in German.
- Germany has over 150 castles.
- The longest word published in the German language is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (79 letters).
- The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum) tradition came from Germany.
Nikken and Germany
Nikken has been in Germany since the late 1990’s. It is a country we have seen great popularity and growth in, with many wonderful and enthusiastic Consultants. Nikken’s ideals, especially those of a healthy family and healthy society ring true to many German’s values, which make Nikken products popular choices for many German homes.
We recently held one of our Gold Training sessions in Munich to a great response. Our sales team returned full of positivity about what was achieved on the training. If you attended the training have you taken a look at the pictures yet? We love seeing the progression of our many German consultants and look forward to what the future has in store as we continue to work together to be able to bring the Nikken message to more people.
Ingrid Muir one of the interpreters involved with the training had this to say about the weekend.
“I’m pleased to say that there was great understanding and a real rapport among the international Nikken family of delegates based on the principles of belief in yourself and love others. Everyone enjoyed the great Nikken atmosphere, was very involved and very happy to contribute to make the training a great success.”
What do you love about Germany?