Germany Is A Whole Different World, And These 105 Photos Are Here To Prove It

Picture one of the largest countries in Europe with a population of over 83 million people and probably the highest number of clinks of enormous glass beer steins per person. If Germany popped straight into your mind, then this post might be just what you need.

For many, this country is famous for being the place where citizens show admiration for efficiency, bureaucracy, and rules, and share a common love of sausages and bread. But it’s so much more than that. With their complex language and rich culture, there’s also the mesmerizing nature and thousands of medieval and more modern castles.

Plus, like every country in the world, it too has its own weird little quirks. Bored Panda has scoured the internet and put together a collection that vividly illustrates everyday life in Germany to show you how unique this country truly is. So continue scrolling, upvote your favorites as you go, and share your thoughts with us in the comments!

#1 German Olympic Gymnasts Fight Against Sexualisation Of Women By Wearing Unitards For The First Time

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#2 A German Circus Is Using Holograms Instead Of Live Animals For A Cruelty-Free Magical Experience. And It's Cool

#3 In April, Cherry Blossoms Bloom In Germany. Gifted By Japan After The Reunification

Planted in 1980, Bonn's "Cherry blossom tunnel" is among Germany's most spectacular

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#4 The Technical University Of Munich, Germany Has Slides On The 4th Floor If You Didn’t Feel Like Taking The Stairs

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#5 Kromlau Bridge, Germany

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#6 When Traffic Comes To A Complete Stop In Germany, The Drivers, (By Law) Must Move Towards The Edge Of Each Side To Create An Open Lane For Emergency Vehicles

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#7 This Is The ‘Neustadt Kunsthofpassage’ A Building In Germany That Plays Music When It Rains

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#8 A German City Has Installed A Number Of Pods For Homeless People Fitted With Thermal Insulation To Sleep In

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#9 Wuppertal Suspension Railway In Germany

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#10 Crosswalk Signals In Friedberg, Germany, The Town Where Elvis Presley Served In The US Army

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#11 Tampons In Germany Have A Normal 19% VAT, Books Only 7%. So Tampons Are Sold As A Book With The Great Slogan "Stop Taxing Periods. Period"

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#12 A Wheelchair Swing In Germany

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#13 German Professor Who Is A Hardcore Star Wars Fan Has Just Repainted An Observatory Into R2-D2

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#14 Germany Just Built An Electric Highway To Curb Pollution From Diesel Trucks

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#15 In Germany We Have "Puke Sinks" In Some Public Places That Have Events Like The Oktoberfest

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#16 This McDonald's Has A "Drive-Thru" For Boats. Located In Hamburg, Germany

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#17 In Germany You Can Play Pong With The Person On The Other Side Of Traffic Lights

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#18 In Germany There Is A Waterpark Called Tropical Islands. It's Literal Tropical Island Built Inside Old Blimp Hangar

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#19 From Space, You Can Still See The Border Between East And West Berlin Due To The Different Types Of Light Bulbs Used In The Regions

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#20 Instead Of A Bible, This German Hotel Leaves A Copy Of The UN's Declaration Of Human Rights

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#21 "Women Only" Parking In Germany. About 7% Of Violent Crimes Agains Women Occur In Parking Garages, And This Is An Attempt To Make Parking Safer For Women

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#22 The Small German City Bad Vilbel Hadn't Enough Space In The City Center For A New Library Building. So They Build The First And Only Library Bridge In Europe

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#23 In Germany, There Is An Elevator That Has An Aquarium Inside Of It

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#24 This House Covered With Overgrown Ivy In The Botanischer Garten Gießen, The Oldest Botanical Garden In Germany

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#25 German Supermarket Has A Genius In Charge Of Beer Promotions

#26 Though I'd Show You Guys What We Do In Schools In Germany

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#27 A Black House In Germany

#28 Manhole Cover In Wiesbaden, Germany

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#29 A House Being Moved In Germany

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#30 Frankfurt, Germany Stunning Geometrical Parking Offers 60% Of Space And Easy Parking And Exit

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#31 Eschenheimer Turm

The oldest and most unaltered building in the foreground of Modern High Rises, Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. Erected, 15th century (1426-28).

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#32 Standing Wave Surfing In A German Sports Store

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#33 The Germany Outdoors Store Has A Pool In The Basement Where You Can Try Out Canoes

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#34 You Can Currently Play Tetris On This Building In Brunswick, Germany

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#35 My Gesellenstück. A Workpiece That You Have To Design And Build Yourself To Be A Licensed Carpenter In Germany

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#36 Giant Slide At A Playground In Germany

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#37 In Germany, They Serve Ice Cream Meant To Look Like Spaghetti

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#38 Ulm, A City In Germany Has Made These Thermally Insulated Pods For Homeless People To Sleep. These Units Are Known As 'Ulmer Nest'

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#39 Guacamole In Germany

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#40 This Is Peak Germany

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#41 This Graveyard Rack Here Is The Most German Thing I’ve Seen So Far In 25 Years: Relatives Bring Their Own Watering Can And Lock It To A Designated “Watering Can Rack”

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#42 Fun Facts About Germany

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#43 This Antique Door From 1380 In Regensburg (Germany) Helps Finding The Keyhole After You Drank Too Much Wine

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#44 Snowy Bridge In Germany

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#45 This Is How Much An Emergency Ambulance Ride Ended Up Costing Me In Germany (10.00€)

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#46 There Is A Drink In Germany Called Mischmasch That Is A Mix Of Cola, Orange Soda, And Lemonade

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#47 This Baggage Claim In Frankfurt, Germany

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#48 This Self-Service Powerwash Dog Cleaning Station In Germany

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#49 This Was My View As I Stepped Off The Train In Köln, Germany

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#50 This Bridge In Germany Was Painted To Look Like Legos

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#51 A Half Pipe Table Tennis Table In Munich, Germany

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#52 The Escalator At The Uni Stuttgart Stop Has Been Broken For Weeks

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#53 3D-Printed House, Germany

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#54 A Parking Lot For Shopping Carts In Germany

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#55 Have You Ever Seen A Chocolate Pizza? I Have Never. Germany Continues To Surprise Me

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#56 Shopping Cart Cleaning Machine In Germany

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#57 Cat Shaped Kindergarten, Germany

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#58 Good Morning Germany, We, Spain And Italy Have Decided To Stand Together And Bring Your Country To Public Trial On Behalf Of This Crime, How Do You Plead?

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#59 These Instructions Suggest That Germans Take Less Time Assembling A Couch

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#60 In Germany You Can Buy Ketchup And Mayonnaise Combined In A Single Tube. A Bit Like Stripy Toothpaste

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#61 This Traffic Light In Trier, Germany With Karl Marx On It

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#62 Electric Nutella Dispenser Seen In Germany

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#63 In Germany You Can Find Instant Soup Packed Like A Sausage

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#64 This Educational Graffiti

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#65 The Old German Man Out Of LEGO Bricks In Front Of Legoland Germany Wears Sandals With Socks

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#66 This Cafe In Germany Provides Its Guests With Social Distancing Pool Noodle Heads

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#67 This Old House In Germany That Has A Different Number Of Floors On The Left And Right Side

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#68 Per Request, Here's 55 Years Of German Comic Book History

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#69 If You Want To Build A Road In Germany You Need To Probe For 2nd World War Dud Bombs First

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#70 This Stair In Germany With A "Warning: Step" Sign On Each Step

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#71 In Germany, Road Signs And Warnings Are Taken Very Seriously

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#72 Best Breakfast In Germany Looks Like That

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#73 This Upside Down House In Wertheim, Germany

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#74 There Is A Street Dedicated To Cherry Blossoms In Bonn Germany

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#75 There Is A 23 Store Building In Duisburg, Germany With Absolutely No Windows (German National Archives)

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#76 Cool Building In Berlin Painted By German Artist Michael Fischer

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#77 Which One Of You Working For Berlin Transportation Did This?

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#78 If You Liked The First 3D Printed House In Germany, This Is The First 3D Printed Apartment Building In Germany

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#79 The "Rizzi Haus" In My Hometown Braunschweig

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#80 Cages On The St. Lambert Church In Munster (Germany) Where The Bodies Of Münster Rebellion Leaders Rotted For Few Years, 1536

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#81 Main Train Stations In Germany Have Braille Information For Platforms And Stair Count On The Top And Bottom Of The Handrails

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#82 A Book Vending Machine Outside A Large Bookstore In Aachen, Germany

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#83 In Germany There Are Boards Installed At The Traffic Light So You Don't Have To Get Off Your Bike While Waiting

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#84 Hamburg, Germany Has A McDonald's Accessible By Boat

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#85 Part Of The Berlin Wall

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#86 This Is The Narrowest Street In The World According To Guiness World Records. It's In Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

#87 Bench Of Inclusion - Bavaria, Germany

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#88 Busses In Germany Show A Coffee Sign When The Driver Is Taking A Small Break

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#89 The Hospital Of Aachen, NW, Germany Looks As If It Was From A Video Game On The Inside

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#90 Germany Has Meat Vending Machines

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#91 The Paint Job On This House In Mannheim, Germany

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#92 This Baggy Of Weed Inside Of A German Red Cross Donation Box At The Airport

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#93 Flat Carpet In A Hotel In Cologne, Germany Imitating A Curvy Surface

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#94 This Pub In Germany Has Floppy Disks As Coasters

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#95 In The Europa Park Hotel In Germany There Is A Tiny Children Bathroom In The Bathroom

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#96 Düsseldorf Now Has Street Signs In Japanese

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#97 We Visited The Largest Bench In Germany

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#98 So McDonald's Have Their Own Brand Of Sauces In Germany

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#99 In Germany You Can Purchase One Gallon Cans Filled With American Style Hot Dogs

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#100 Trees That Are Planted Sideways On A House, To Save Space. They’re Rotating Thus They Will Grow Straight Instead Of Only Upwards. New Concept In A Small City In Germany

I don't know how they handle the roots.

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#101 They Sell "A** With Ears" - Gummy Bears In Germany

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#102 Things Must Be Bad If The German Army Are Now Advertising On Pizza Boxes

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#103 My Village Butcher In Germany Has Meat Vending Machines. They Are Stocked With Meat, Sides, Drinks, Toys, And Even Condoms

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#104 If There Is A Traffic Jam On The Road, Cars Are Pressed To The Side Of The Road So That Special Vehicles, Such As An Ambulance, Can Safely Pass

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#105 Grocery Store In Germany Has Started Importing Arizona Ice Tea Cans And Covers Up The 99¢ With Mini American Flag Stickers

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