Historical Facts About Germany

Germany, as we know, was once divided by the Berlin Wall. The country gave birth to many traditions and practices, as well as leaders and celebrities. From the weird Nazi Rules to Germany industries, here are some worth noting historical facts about Germany.

The Failed Beer Hall Putsch By Hitler

Hitler foiled a coup in 1923 against the Government of Bavaria in which Hitler took hundreds of people hostage in the beer hall. He was then the leader of the Nazi Party. The soldiers of Hitler, however, forgot to take over the Telegram Office, that could help anyone call the police on them.

The Cologne Cathedral was the tallest building in the world between 1880 and 1889 and took 632 years to be built

Also known as Ulm Minister has 768 steps to climb all the way to the top. It was also nearly destroyed during the Second World War.

(Source: https://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2015/11/worlds-tallest-buildings-during-19th-century/)

The first Christmas tree of history might have been erected in Freiburg, southern Germany, in the year 1419

Image Source: WhyChristmas.com

Many Germans even have a firm belief that the Santa Claus is in fact, German! They claim that the look of the Santa Clause was given by Thomas Nast, a cartoonist.

(Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/santa-claus-is-real-and-he-s-as-german-as-christmas-itself-1.2476673)

The cuckoo clock was invented in Germany in the 17th century

The two largest Cuckoo in the world are in Schonach in the Black Forest region. One of these watches measure 5 meters and weigh 150 kg.

In 1965, several hundred Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan in Cologne Cathedral

Yes, you read that right: in Cologne Cathedral!

In 1908, the head of the German military cabinet danced as a ballerina

To entertain the German Emperor, Wilheim; the head of the Germany military cabinet performed in pink ballet skirt. He fell dead in the middle of the dance from a heart attack.

(Source: https://listverse.com/2014/11/…/10-mad-tales-from-the-life-of-germanys-last-emperor/)

The body of the German Emperor Lothar III was cooked for 6 hours after his death in 1137

Image Source: Wikipedia

Mos Teutonicus was a funeral ritual in Europe for disposing of bodies of respected persons.

(Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos_teutonicus#cite_note-3)

The last man executed in Germany through a death sentence was innocent

Werner Teske was the last person to be executed in Germany.

Dyeing of Hair was not allowed

In the Nazi Germany, women weren’t allowed to wear make up, nor were allowed to dye their hair.

(Source: https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/…germany/the-role-of-women-in-nazi-germany/)

The Nazis made buildings known as, Lebensborns, where chosen unmarried women could go and get pregnant by a “racially pure” man

Germany under the Nazi rule laid importance on growing more population and citizens. Women were encouraged to be healthy and not be slim so as to give birth to healthy children.

(Source: https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/nazi-germany/the-role-of-women-in-nazi-germany/)

The Berlin Wall fell in 1989

Last but not the least!

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