You never know when travel trivia will come in handy. It might score you the winning point in a pub quiz or fill a conversational lull at a cocktail party. Today’s destination spotlight is on Germany, a country with a reputation for being efficient, orderly and reserved. It’s the motherland of great minds like Einstein, Nietzsche and Marx. It has spawned such innovations as the printing press, automobile and Geiger counter. It’s also the country that brought us blue jeans, Christmas trees, gummy bears and cuckoo clocks. So without further ado, here is a random compilation of interesting facts about Germany.
The famous Munich Oktoberfest actually starts in late September. This rowdy Bavarian beer festival traditionally runs the 16 days up to and including the first Sunday in October. Oktoberfest 2014 will take place from Saturday, September 20 to Sunday, October 5. Brace yourself, 6.7 million liters of beer were consumed at last year’s festival.