A variety of sports are played in Germany, including soccer, popularly called football in the country, motorsport and tennis. Soccer is the most popular sport in Germany.Continue Reading
The German Football Association is the largest individual body in the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB, German Olympic Sports Federation). As of 2014, it boasts as many as 26,000 clubs and 178,000 teams. The top football league in Germany is called the "Bundesliga." The 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Bundesliga Champions "Bayern Munich" won the title for the most prestigious club football tournament in the world: The UEFA Champions League. In 2014, the German national football team emerged victorious in the FIFA World Cup over runners-up Argentina after dealing a devastating defeat of 7-1 to the host nation, Brazil. This marked the largest margin of defeat in the semi-final at the time. Germany also hosted the 2006 World Cup, finishing in third that year.
Germany is one of the leading motorsport countries in the world. As of 2014, Michael Schumacher, a German racing driver, holds the record for the most Formula One championship wins and races since the inception of the Formula One world championship in 1950. He is held in high esteem as one of the greatest drivers of all time.Learn more about Germany
The eagle, depicted on Germany's national coat of arms, is also the country's official bird and animal symbol. Many other countries share the eagle as a national symbol, including the United States, Egypt and Austria.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 produces, among other things, electronics equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, precision engineering products, automobiles and communications equipment. The country's best known cultural exports include the music of Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven and the works of Thomas Mann, Schiller, Brecht, Kant, Nietzsche, Goethe and Luther.Full Answer >
Germany is a nation in the north-central region of the European mainland. It borders France in the west, the North Sea and Denmark in the north, Switzerland in the south, Austria in the southeast and Poland and the Czech Republic in the east. The capital of Germany is Berlin.Full Answer >