Cornflower, or knapweed, is the national flower of Germany, according to National Flowers. The blue cornflower is often a staple in German gardens and is available as both a perennial and as an annual.Continue Reading
Knapweed is a tougher variety of cornflower that often paints meadows and fields a bright blue. This flower is often kept away from gardens due to its tendency to dominate. Herbalists make a healing eye lotion out of a decoction of the cornflower's leaves.
Germany's national tree is the oak tree, and the national bird is the eagle. Germany's national motto is "Einigkeit und Recht und Freheit," meaning "Unity and Justice and Freedom."Learn more about Germany
The five largest cities in Germany by population are Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt. As of 2010, the population of each city is 3.46 million people for Berlin, 1.78 million people for Hamburg, 1.35 million people in Munich, 1 million people in Cologne and 679,664 people in Frankfurt. The amount of people per square kilometer is 3,899 in Berlin, 2,366 in Hamburg, 4,355 in Munich and 2,486 in Cologne.Full Answer >
The 1 Reichspfennig coin was minted in Nazi Germany between 1936 and 1945. The obverse is struck with an eagle over a swastika and the phrase "Deutsches Reich." The reverse is marked with "Reichspfenning," the denomination and a cluster of oak leaves around the mint mark.Full Answer >
Germany is famous for its beer, food, Cinderella-esque castles and ties to World War II. Germany also has a number of structures and historical figures that played a significant role in history.Full Answer >
Germany’s natural resources include bituminous coal, lignite (brown coal), natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials and farmland. Since it has relatively few natural resources, Germany imports most of its raw materials.Full Answer >