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10 Things you never knew about Berlin

Including the words 'I am a jelly donut'...


1 – Germans love their sausages (we did know this). But did you know, the good people of Berlin eat around 127 tons of sausages EACH DAY. That’s a LOT of Bratwurst. (Germany itself has over 1,000 kinds of sausages!)

2 – With 175 museums, Berlin is said to have more museums than rainy days.

3 – Berlin is home to the longest sneaker wall in the world. The KICKZ shop in the Mitte district has about 370 different sorts of sneakers on its wall. A trainer lovers dream!

4 – The infamous Michael Jackson baby dangling over balcony incident happening at the Adlon hotel in Berlin.

5 – Berlin zoo is one of the largest in the world with over 14,000 creatures and 1,500 species.

6 –The longest word in the Germany language is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (79 letters). Try saying that five times fast.

7 – Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris.

8 – When JFK visited Berlin, he greeted the city with the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’. This translates to mean ‘I am a jelly donut’.

9 – Berlin has around 1,700 bridges, way more than Venice!

10 – Watch out for pigeon poo – the flying rats of Berlin drop around 10,000 kilograms of poo onto the streets every single day!

Ready to face the deadly wrath of the Berlin pigeons? Check out our range of trips here.

Comments (2)

  • mhigurl


    about 1 year ago

    This can be done much for seeing here the words at all this way and here. - Kris Krohn Strongbrook

  • James


    about 1 year ago

    Pigeons, the enemy of tourist and clean cars.

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