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Significant Facts about Germany

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Germany is an inspiring and diverse country with an affluent history as vivid as the nation’s rich culture. Berlin is the capital of the country and is ever varying and thriving with arts and techno strokes while Bavaria is the German picturesque with enormous pine forests, snow-capped mountains, elegant castles and exotic beer halls. Book cheap flights to Frankfurt to discover the business and financial center of Germany.
 
This beautiful European nation is the seventh largest country in the Europe. Germany is considered as a forward thinking and modern country with affluent history and bags of charm. If you have not booked your flights to Germany yet then look out for last minute deals to discover this incredible land this summer. Before putting your foot on the foreign land, check some important facts about good old Germany.

Everything is closed on Sundays – Except brothels and churches, everything in Germany is closed on Sundays. ‘Sorry, We're Closed’ are very common sites in Germany especially on the Sundays. Unless you are in a big city or very close to the railway station or alike, Sunday starvation is a very serious risk.

“Thanks” in German means No – In Germany if someone asks a question like - “Would you like to go for a movie, drink, etc.? and if you hear them say, “Danke” that actually means “No, thank You.” If you hear them say, “Bitte” or “Please,” this means they are saying yes.
 
The Middle Finger is Illegal – Insulting someone is public is considered as a crime in Germany. Flipping the bird in the country is against the law in the country, so people here just smile to each other, wave and gives a thumbs up instead.
 
The first day of the School- Every child on their first day of the school gets a huge cone crammed with candy and toys. This tradition dates back to 19th century when kids were presented with a gift on the very first day when they join the school to rejoice the ‘importance of life.'

Boozing in Public is allowed – The country’s laws about drinking in public are extremely loose. By the age of 16, one can try fermented drinks like beer or wine. Book any cheap flights to Nuremberg and visit Landbierparadies, Nürnberger Alm, Café Bar Wanderer & Bieramt, and Hütt’n for the best Germany beer and wines.

It’s considered unfortunate to wish someone “Happy Birthday” in advance – Germans believe that things will unavoidably fail if you talk them about in advance. There is a saying “Du sollst den Tag nicht vor dem Abend loben”, which simply translates to "Don't Praise the Day before the Evening." This shows that the Germans have a habit of not being too certain of something before it actually happens. Thus wishing someone a happy birthday early could mean they won’t have one or something ill may happen.

These are some of the important facts about Germany which might come in handy to a traveler before embarking upon the German exploration.

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