What's Germany Good at Besides Soccer? Lots of Things!
Germany — World Cup winner and more (Photo: Thinkstock)
After 10 years of hard work, and 24 years since a previous win, Germany is once again the soccer “Weltmeister” (world champion). But Germany is so much more than football. From sausage to beer, movies to fashion, here's where Germany is good — nay, great! — and the undeclared world champion in many areas besides soccer.
Erdinger Beer. (Photo: Bernt Rostad/Flickr)
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the country that hosts the world’s largest beer festival (looking at you, Oktoberfest) also produces some of the world’s best brews. Each German state is famous for their own local beer, but Erdinger Brewery in Munich is one of the best (and offers a three-hour tour and tasting). Other breweries we like include Augustiner Bräuerei and Radeberger.
Germans and movies go way back to Marlene Dietrich. (Photo: AP)
What do movies like The Book Thief, The Monuments Men, Grand Budapest Hotel and Inglourious Basterds have in common? They were all filmed in Germany at the famous Babeslberg Studios. Germany’s cinema history goes back to the early 20th century with such famous actresses as Marlene Dietrich, and countless award-winning movies and cinematic innovations. It’s possible to tour the Babelsberg Studios or, for history film buffs, the Film and Television Museum in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz is equally interesting and enlightening.