The motto is unofficial, and it comes from the beginning of the third stanza of Germany's national anthem. The third stanza is all that is sung for the national anthem. Germany's motto is inscribed on the edge of the German Euro as well as on Bundeswehr belt buckles.
Germany's national bird is the eagle, and the national tree is the oak. The country's flag has three horizontal stripes, which are black on the top, red in the middle and yellow on the bottom. Though the country's coat of arms has changed over the years, it features an eagle that is usually in the same three colors as the flag.Learn more about Germany