What is Germany Famous For? 31 German Claims to Fame

Germany is one of the world’s most impressive countries. It is a country that is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Plus it is a world leader in economics, automotive technology and engineering.

Here are the  31 German Claims to Fame.

Christmas markets are held in many towns across Germany and have a mix of stalls selling Christmas decorations and other items, music, mulled wine and a generally merry feel.

Christmas Markets


Overnight on August 12, 1961 the East Germany Army began sealing off the streets and railway lines providing access to West Berlin. A wall was then erected along the sector border. The 167 kilometre wall encircled West Berlin until 1989.

The Berlin Wall


The 19th-century castle sits nestled on a hill just outside the enchanting town of Füssen, in Bavaria. It’s situated between the Ammergau and Allgäu Alps, near a beautiful alpine resort, especially popular for its water sports.

Neuschwanstein Castle


The Black Forest, or Schwarzwald, is located in the south-west of Germany. Here you’ll find cuckoo clocks, ruined castles, and black forest cake, and yes, it’s as enchanting as it sounds.

The Black Forest


Germany has an enviable reputation when it comes to the manufacture of automobiles. Saying German Car is synonymous with quality, reliability and safety.



The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic German landmark in Berlin and one of the most famous landmarks in Europe. The grand monument was constructed as the city gate and modelled in the style of the Acropolis in Athens.

The Brandenburg Gate


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