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Weird & Wonderful Things About Germany That Set it Apart

 Germany is full of famous and spectacular places. It’s a country steeped in rich history, culture, and natural beauty; you will never be short of things to see here – from stunning castles and cathedrals to quaint medieval towns and villages.

However, apart from its beautiful sights and important landmarks, there’s also a weird and quirky side of Germany that is wonderfully unique. Today, we will take a look at some of the lesser-known and unusual aspects of life in Germany. The images below show why living in this historic European country can be pretty special.

See Also: 12 Towns in Germany That Bring Old Magic to Life

1. Buses in Germany display a coffee cup sign when the driver is taking a little break.

 Life in Germany, coffee cup sign
Image source: Reddit

2. When there's a traffic jam on the road in Germany, cars often stay closer to the sides to create an emergency corridor. 

 Life in Germany, traffic jam
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

3. The major train stations in Germany have Braille information for platforms and a stair count on the top and bottom of the handrails.

 Life in Germany, Braille information
Image source: Reddit

4. A shopping cart cleaning machine! This would be so handy everywhere in current times.

 Life in Germany, shopping cart cleaning machine
Image source: Reddit

5. A typical German Breakfast: a cup of coffee and a Mettbrötchen, a minced pork or beef preparation, served on a bread roll with some salt and black pepper on top.

 Life in Germany, Breakfast
Image source: Reddit

6. In Germany, they have “Alphabet Noodle soup”. It even has the "@" symbol! Perfect for the kids, isn't it? 

 Life in Germany, Alphabet Noodle soup
Image source: Reddit

7. No, this isn't veggie soup. That's a pizza in Germany! 

 Life in Germany, pizza
Image source: Reddit

8. Graveyard racks like this are a common sight in Germany. People even bring their own watering can and lock it to a designated watering can rack!

 Life in Germany, Graveyard racks
Image source: Reddit

9. Germans take their road signs seriously. These particular ones translate to: “Damage to the road pavement. Damage to the bike lane. Damage to the sidewalk. Damage to the roof.”

 Life in Germany, road signs
Image source: Reddit

10. Germans can get very creative with their crosswalk signals.

 Life in Germany, crosswalk signals.
Image source: Reddit

11. Even Jelly Beans are displayed in an orderly fashion. 

 Life in Germany, Jelly Beans
Image source: Reddit

12. In Germany, if you can't visit the beach, you can simply go wave surfing in a mall like this one. 

 Life in Germany, mall , surfing
Image source: Reddit

13. Here's a large 5-star German hotel... for insects!

 Life in Germany, hotel... for insects
Image source: Reddit

14.  A unique self-service power wash dog cleaning station.

 Life in Germany, power wash dog cleaning station
Image source: Reddit

15. The Waldspirale is an unusual German apartment building that hosts almost as many trees as human occupants. Designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser this huge spiraled building is topped with an incredible forest where beech, maple, and lime trees grow on its roof! 

 Life in Germany, Waldspirale Waldspirale
Image source: Wikimedia Commons
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