Germany Facts for Kids – 5 Gripping Facts about Germany

Avatar of Youstina Zakhary
Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Have you ever been to Germany?! Let’s discover five gripping Germany facts for kids.

Germany Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: One Third of Germany Is Covered in Forests

These forests include the Black Forest in South-West Germany which covers 2,300 square miles of land and is known for its beautiful villages. The forests of Germany have lots of wildlife in them such as Wild boars, European Wildcats, and the Alpine Ibex.

The forests of Germany are also known as the location of many fairy tales. The Grimm brothers Jacob and Wilhelm wrote and published 210 fairy tales in many volumes. Their stories often took place in the woods as they are dark and it is easy to get lost. The Grimm’s fairy tales have inspired many more books and movies and you probably know some of their stories. They wrote the stories of The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Snow White, The Pied Piper and many more.

Germany Facts for Kids
Alpine Ibex walking on green grass

Germany Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: The Tradition of Decorating Trees with Lights for Christmas Comes from Germany

Lots of people all over the world drape lights all over their tree to get it ready for Christmas and these twinkling lights are a beautiful part of the holiday. Evergreen trees and wreaths have been used to decorate homes for winter festivals since the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Germany was the first place to use lights to decorate their trees which is how that tradition started. Later on a German prince married Queen Victoria and Victorian Britons spread the tradition of having a decorated tree for Christmas.

Germany Facts for Kids

Germany Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Germany Is Known for Its Sausages

There are over 1000 types of German sausage, one of the best known is frankfurters that are from the German city of Frankfurt. One popular sausage dish from Germany is called currywurst. This is a spiced sausage that is served with a spicy ketchup sauce. It is a very popular street food and more than 800 million currywurst are sold in Germany every year.

Germany Facts for Kids LearningMole
Sausage and lemon

Germany Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: German Language Has Some Interesting Words

The German language has a lot of words that mean things other languages don’t have a word for.

A great example is the word ‘Fernweh’ which describes the feeling of wanting to go on holiday or go on an adventure.  German has lots of regional dialects and they are so different that some people who speak German can’t understand other people who speak a different dialect of German even though it is the same language. Isn’t that funny?

Germany Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Germany Loves Zoos

If you visit Germany you have the opportunity to visit lots of zoos because Germany has over 400 zoos. The Zoological Garden in Berlin is also the most diverse zoo in the world, it has the biggest number of species in one zoo in the whole world.

Germany Facts for Kids LearningMole
Wild cat inside a cage at the zoo

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about Germany as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic this country is, you can move on to learn about other geography stuff like: Australia, United States, Italy and Brazil.

Why not subscribe to our LearningMole Library for as little as £1.99 per month to access over 2800 fun educational videos.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *