Sports, Cars and the Autobahns - Germany

Last Updated: 24th Feb 2014

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Sports

Germans have been a dominant force in not only European Sports but also on the world scene. Dirk Nowitzki, one of the greatest basketball players in the world and the recently retired Michael Schumacher as well as the all time tennis greats Steffi Graff and Borris Becker and, more recently, Tommy Hass, all hail from Germany.

The world famous Bayern Munich Football (soccer) Club, one of the most dominant teams in Europe, have their home at the impressive Alianz area in Munich (the stadium also hosted to the 2006 World Cup of Football and Lowen 1860). Germany has hosted two Olympics, the infamous 1936 games of Berlin, (whose stadium was used for the 2006 World cup of Football final and is home to Hertha Berlin) and the tragic 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Both left their mark on word history and it is possible to visit both the stadiums.

Cars and the Autobahns

Germany is known the world over for its open speed limits on autobahns (‘autobahn’ is simply the German word for freeway) and it’s not uncommon to see German made vehicles like Porsche, Audi, Mercedes and Volkswagen zipping along at almost insane speeds. Munich if the home of BMW has its world headquarters and a museum in the city.

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