Tag: Germany

The Children’s Crusade

In the 13th century 30,000 children went on what is known as the Children’s Crusade. They were convinced that God would allow them to take back the Holy Land without incident, but most died on the journey or were sold into slavery.

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Oktoberfest in Germany

Oktoberfest is a 16-18 day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany running from later September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world’s largest fair.

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Free Education for All

College education in Germany is free even for internationals. Tuition fees for bachelor’s degrees in public universities was abolished in 2014 because politicians thought that having to pay for higher education is ‘socially unjust’.

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Prison Break in Germany

Prison escape in Germany is not punishable by law provided that there is no damage to property and bodily harm against any individual upon breakout. German law’s reason for this is that it is human’s instinct to be free.

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Advanced Happy Birthday

In Germany, it is bad luck to wish someone “Happy Birthday” in advance based on the saying “Du sollst den Tag nicht vor dem Abend loben” or “You shouldn’t praise the day before the night”.

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