The sunset on the island Mljet Croatia
Munich, Maximiliansbrucke

Facts about Germany

♦ Did you know a German invented the calculator and that Berlin has more bridges than Venice? Berlin boasts 960 bridges.

♦ Germany was the first country in the world to adopt Daylight saving time. This occured in 1916 in the midst of WWI

♦ It’s illegal to run out of fuel in the German Autobahn - although not forbidden. Having an empty tank of gas is not treated as an emergency.

♦ College education in Germany is free even for internationals − tuition fees for bachelor’s degrees in public universities was abolished in 2014.

♦ Germany is sometimes known as "the land of poets and thinkers": Bach, Beethoven and Goethe were all German, alongside composers Händel, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wagner and R. Strauss. Some of the world's greatest German philosophers include Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.

♦ Over 800 million currywurst are eaten in Germany each year − currywurst is a sausage served with a spicy sauce.

♦ Germany is Europe's second largest beer consumer right after Czechs. Germans drank 2.55 billion gallons of beer in 2012

♦ Germany has more cultural activities and places than any other country − it's a cultured place, with 6,200 museums, 820 theatres, 130 professional orchestras and 8,800 libraries in 2013.

♦ Germany is one of the world's largest car producers - selling 6 million cars in 2015. VW's Golf is one of the best selling cars of all time.

Our previous back home trips had several stops in Germany, but we have visited only those two major cities for longer than 48 hours. Therefore, sharing our memories recorded through camera lenses from Munich and Frankfurt. Enjoy!