Top 10 Things Germany is Known For


The Top Ten

1 Beer Beer

I hate beer so much

True. Especially the bavarian state is known for it - darthvadern

Its good - Oliversky

Beer baths? Germany must been love beer so much! - BorisRule

The image actually shows Beer Spa in Czech Republic, one of their tourist attractions. But I think Germans would do that, too. - Metal_Treasure

V 3 Comments
2 Sausage Sausage

True. Everyone has heard of Bratwurst - darthvadern

Germany has a lot of great sausages. - Userguy44

They're good. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

Bratwurst, Mettwurst, Nürnberger Rostbratwurst, Blutwurst, etc. Germany has the best sausages in the world (I am also part german too) - ToddHoward

V 1 Comment
3 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of more.

The fact that some first think of him when they first think of Germany is sad. - RoseWeasley

He is infamous for directly murdering at least 6 MILLION Jews, plus millions of Germans and all kinds of people throughout Europe.

This guy sucks - LightningStrike

I don't know if "sucks" is a good way to describe him. I always thought "sucks" means someone never succeeds and never achieves anything, which is unfortunately not the case for him - Alkadikce

Stick to art you jerk ass...oh wait your dead haha.

V 7 Comments
4 Cars Cars

Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, enough said. Even here in Sweden lots of people use these brands - darthvadern

The cars in the photo are American... - Ashes

I love German cars. BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, and Audi are the best. They make amazing luxury cars that even have a sport and sport plus mode. - HoldenFanatic

And the first modern car was from a German. - MrCoolC

V 2 Comments
5 Nazis Nazis
6 German Shepherd German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.

This dog is iconic - darthvadern

This dog breed is awesome - ElSherlock

They're pretty smart. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

They're really smart compared to most of the dog breeds. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

V 3 Comments
7 Berlin Berlin

Well it is the capital after all - darthvadern

Of course, this has to be most well known! It's the capital city of Germany. - BorisRule

The most well known city of Germany. - Userguy44

8 Soccer Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Another soccer nation - darthvadern

One of the best in the world. - Metal_Treasure

9 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

If course! The ultimate European metal band. - Fuziion

One of the greatest German bands ever. - Userguy44

Rammstein is AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81

Awesome band! - LightningStrike

V 2 Comments
10 World War II

I am serious when I say that this tragic war will stay in Germany's infamous history forever, let alone the rest of the world.

WWII sucks. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

I hate WW II. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

The Newcomers

? Porsche Porsche

The Contenders

11 Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, and often flavored with vanilla.

German chocolate is delicious. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

Kinder, Lindt, etc. - neehawgamer

12 Mercedes Mercedes

One of the most popular brands - darthvadern

That's a good car brand, but quite expensive. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

13 Autobahn Autobahn

Best highways in the world - darthvadern

Autobahn and other motorways are different. - BorisRule

It’s amazing that you can drive without a speed limit. - HoldenFanatic

14 Engineers
15 World War I World War I
16 Castles Castles

Didn't know that - darthvadern

Germany has some nice castles. - Userguy44

17 Girls

Every country has girls. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

18 Volkswagen Volkswagen

Most popular car brand - darthvadern

That's a decent car brand. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

19 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

He was actually austrian but ok - darthvadern

20 Historical Figures

People like Einstein, Bach, Beethoven etc... - Userguy44

21 Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union.

The chancellor of Germany - darthvadern

The worst chancellor of Germany. Ever. - TwilightKitsune

22 BMW BMW BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

Another car company of Germany - darthvadern

23 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, more.

One of the best composers - darthvadern

24 Hot Dogs Hot Dogs A hot dog is a cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed and served in a sliced bun as a sandwich.

True - darthvadern

Bratwurst is the hot dog's ancestor - BorisRule

25 Sexy Women

Okay... - Ashes

Um ok - ElSherlock

26 Oktoberfest

Hitler is the ultimate red herring. he was Austrian not German.

27 Thor Thor Thor Odinson is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder and possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather more.

Thor is Norwegian not German.

This god is norse. Germany wasn't a norse country if I remember correctly, that was the nordic countries - darthvadern

28 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

Germany's most legendary music export ever (besides classical) - Metal_Treasure

Great band. - Userguy44

29 Kinder Eggs

I'm from Germany and yeah its typically german.

30 Refugee Centers
31 Power Metal Power Metal

The best power metal comes from Germany - Blind Guardian, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Edguy, to name a few. - Metal_Treasure

Nice pic too! - Userguy44

Grave digger, Running wild,Iron Savior, Rage, Powerwolf etc.

32 German Bread German Bread

I love bread - darthvadern

Germany has a lot of varieties in bread. It’s even a part of the German culture. - Userguy44

33 Neue Deutsche Härte Neue Deutsche Härte

One word, Rammstein! - Userguy44

34 Peter Fox Peter Fox Pierre Baigorry, better known as Peter Fox, also known as Enuff and Pete Fox, is a German reggae and Hip hop musician from Berlin. He is also a member of the German reggae and dancehall band Seeed.

Best German musician of all time! - neehawgamer

35 Dachshund Dachshund The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed with floppy ears, and short fur. Although, this Dog, which comes in a variety of colours, is not hypoallergenic.

Aw it's cute! - Userguy44

36 Bureaucracy

Germany is well known for being a bureaucratic country and they have very good reasons for being the same. There are abundance of laws, controlling every aspect of life of its citizens. This over regulation results in unyielding and inflexible people. But it makes them one of the most efficient people in the world. Unlike many other countries, crossing the road when the pedestrian signal is red is frowned upon here. If caught by police, one may even get fined. Every house is supposed to maintain four garbage cans; for paper, plastic, organic and general waste. - Userguy44

37 Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler was a German dictator, and a leading member of the Nazi party. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust.

More evil than Hitler. - Ashes

38 Heidi Klum Heidi Klum Heidi Klum is a German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and occasional actress.

She's currently the most popular German in the US and Canada - Metal_Treasure

39 Schutzstaffel (SS) & Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo)
40 Martin Lawrence Martin Lawrence Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and voice actor.

Die Person hier ist nicht Deutscher! - BorisRule

He’s American. - Userguy44

41 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Great band. - Userguy44

42 Der, Die and Das

The three articles of german - darthvadern

Der Mantel
Die Frau
und das Auto - BorisRule

43 Norse Mythology Norse Mythology

Germany is not norse in the slightest - darthvadern

Although Nordics and Germany are somewhat related, Germany isn't even part of Nordics - BorisRule

Germany isn’t part of the Scandinavia. - MrCoolC

44 Lederhosen

The bavarian state is where most things come from that Germany is known for and this is no exception - darthvadern

45 Forests

Yeah forests are defintely here. The black forest is the best example - darthvadern

I’ve been to the black forest. It’s really nice! - Userguy44

46 Sauerkraut Sauerkraut

This is delicious! - Userguy44

47 Visigoths

Areyou sure? Visigoths had their state in current Spain, not Germany - Alkadikce

48 Wolfenstein 3D
49 Amazingly Crafted Watches

What? I have this German watch from my friend's grandmother. It costs, like, a million dollars! - LukaMegpoid

50 Josef Mengele Josef Mengele Josef Mengele was a German Schutzstaffel officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
8Load More
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top 10 Typical Things from East Germany Top Ten Best Cities In Germany Top Ten Movies that are Rated R in the USA but 12, 6 or All Ages in Germany Best Songs Not Included In Rammstein's 'Made In Germany' Best of Album Top Ten Dogs with Origins in Germany

List Stats

200 votes
107 listings
285 days old

Top Remixes (12)

1. German Shepherd
2. Sausage
3. Chocolate
1. German Shepherd
2. Berlin
3. Chocolate
1. Chocolate
2. Girls
3. Hot Dogs

View All 12

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.