When people hear about Germany, they probably think of delicious beer and excellent cars. From an outsider’s point of view, Germany is the land of perfect streets and flawless infrastructure. With a population of more than 82 million people, the residents are extremely patriotic, too. Not many people would leave Germany to work or live someplace else. With nearly 700 zoo gardens, aquariums, parks, animal reserves, safari parks and bird parks, Germany is a country with diverse fauna and flora. Here are a few of the things we think Germans do best.
The Zoologischer Garden in Berlin is the largest in the world. Germany is also famous for its philosophers – Nietzsche, Kant and Hegel. Here are 7 things that Germans do better than other people.
Germany designs, engineers, manufactures and produces some of the world’s finest cars. With a yearly output of almost 6 million cars, Germany is Europe’s leader in car manufacturing since 1960. Right now, the country’s production is the 3rd highest in the world. Vehicles designed by Germany won many international awards over the years, including ‘International Car of the Year’, ‘European Car of the Year’, and ‘World Car of the Year’. Porsche 911 and Volkswagen Beetle won 4th and 5th place for ‘Car of the Century’.
Why is Germany so acclaimed for its car engineering? Whether you drive a used BMW, used Mercedes or even a Mercedes convertible or a sleek new Audi convertible, you probably already know that two brilliant German engineers basically created the modern day car back in the 19th century. Everything started when Nikolaus Otto and Karl Benz developed the internal 4-stroke combustion engine. By 1901, Germany was making 900 cars per year, and in 1926 Daimler-Benz emerged. It was the predecessor of Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, and they started producing the acclaimed Mercedes-Benz.
In the present day, 7 marques and 5 German companies dominate the auto industry in Germany: BMW AG, Volkswagen AG (with subsidiaries Porsche and Audi), Daimler AG, Ford, and Adam Opel AG. On an annual basis, Germany produces 6 million cars and nearly 5.5 million are manufactures outside of the country by German brands. Next to China, US and Japan, Germany is the 4th car manufacturer in the world.