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People Are Sharing Interesting Things About Germany You May Not Know (50 Pics)

I’ve never been to Germany, but after seeing these pics I want to go. Before this, I always associated Germany with beer, sausage, and cars. Now I can add all of these cool things people have shared to that list.

1. “When Traffic Comes To A Complete Stop In Germany, The Drivers, (By Law) Must Move Towards The Edge Of Each Side To Create An Open Lane For Emergency Vehicles”

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2. “A German Circus Is Using Holograms Instead Of Live Animals For A Cruelty-Free Magical Experience. And It’s Cool”

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3. “Tampons In Germany Have A Normal 19% VAT, Books Only 7%. So Tampons Are Sold As A Book With The Great Slogan ‘Stop Taxing Periods. Period'”

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4. “In April, Cherry Blossoms Bloom In Germany. Gifted By Japan After The Reunification”

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“Planted in 1980, Bonn’s ‘Cherry blossom tunnel’ is among Germany’s most spectacular”

5. “This Is The ‘Neustadt Kunsthofpassage’ A Building In Germany That Plays Music When It Rains”

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6. “Instead Of A Bible, This German Hotel Leaves A Copy Of The UN’s Declaration Of Human Rights”

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7. “A German City Has Installed A Number Of Pods For Homeless People Fitted With Thermal Insulation To Sleep In”

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8. “Kromlau Bridge, Germany”

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9. “Though I’d Show You Guys What We Do In Schools In Germany”

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10. “The Technical University Of Munich, Germany Has Slides On The 4th Floor If You Didn’t Feel Like Taking The Stairs”

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11. “German Olympic Gymnasts Fight Against Sexualisation Of Women By Wearing Unitards For The First Time”

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12. “Wuppertal Suspension Railway In Germany”

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13. “German Professor Who Is A Hardcore Star Wars Fan Has Just Repainted An Observatory Into R2-D2”

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14. “The Small German City Bad Vilbel Hadn’t Enough Space In The City Center For A New Library Building. So They Build The First And Only Library Bridge In Europe”

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15. “This House Covered With Overgrown Ivy In The Botanischer Garten Gießen, The Oldest Botanical Garden In Germany”

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16. “A Wheelchair Swing In Germany”

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17. “Crosswalk Signals In Friedberg, Germany, The Town Where Elvis Presley Served In The US Army”

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18. “Fun Facts About Germany”

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19. “‘Women Only’ Parking In Germany. About 7% Of Violent Crimes Agains Women Occur In Parking Garages, And This Is An Attempt To Make Parking Safer For Women”

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20. “In Germany There Is A Waterpark Called Tropical Islands. It’s Literal Tropical Island Built Inside Old Blimp Hangar”

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21. “This Was My View As I Stepped Off The Train In Köln, Germany”

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22. “Frankfurt, Germany Stunning Geometrical Parking Offers 60% Of Space And Easy Parking And Exit”

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23. “Manhole Cover In Wiesbaden, Germany”

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24. “In Germany You Can Play Pong With The Person On The Other Side Of Traffic Lights”

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25. “Cat Shaped Kindergarten, Germany”

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26. “Eschenheimer Turm”

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“The oldest and most unaltered building in the foreground of Modern High Rises, Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. Erected, 15th century (1426-28).”

27. “German Supermarket Has A Genius In Charge Of Beer Promotions”

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28. “This McDonald’s Has A ‘Drive-Thru’ For Boats. Located In Hamburg, Germany”

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29. “There Is A Street Dedicated To Cherry Blossoms In Bonn Germany”

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30. “In Germany, There Is An Elevator That Has An Aquarium Inside Of It”

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31. “From Space, You Can Still See The Border Between East And West Berlin Due To The Different Types Of Light Bulbs Used In The Regions”

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32. “In Germany We Have “Puke Sinks” In Some Public Places That Have Events Like The Oktoberfest”

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33. “The Old German Man Out Of LEGO Bricks In Front Of Legoland Germany Wears Sandals With Socks”

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34. “Germany Just Built An Electric Highway To Curb Pollution From Diesel Trucks”

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35. “Snowy Bridge In Germany”

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36. “This Bridge In Germany Was Painted To Look Like Legos”

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37. “This Antique Door From 1380 In Regensburg (Germany) Helps Finding The Keyhole After You Drank Too Much Wine”

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38. “My Gesellenstück. A Workpiece That You Have To Design And Build Yourself To Be A Licensed Carpenter In Germany”

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39. “The Germany Outdoors Store Has A Pool In The Basement Where You Can Try Out Canoes”

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40. “Shopping Cart Cleaning Machine In Germany”

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41. “A Black House In Germany”

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42. “This Is How Much An Emergency Ambulance Ride Ended Up Costing Me In Germany (10.00€)”

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43. “The Escalator At The Uni Stuttgart Stop Has Been Broken For Weeks”

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44. “A House Being Moved In Germany”

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45. “Standing Wave Surfing In A German Sports Store”

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46. “Giant Slide At A Playground In Germany”

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47. “This Baggage Claim In Frankfurt, Germany”

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48. “This Graveyard Rack Here Is The Most German Thing I’ve Seen So Far In 25 Years: Relatives Bring Their Own Watering Can And Lock It To A Designated ‘Watering Can Rack'”

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49. “Guacamole In Germany”

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50. “In Germany, They Serve Ice Cream Meant To Look Like Spaghetti”

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