What’s in it for me? Learn a bit more about Germany.

We’re all familiar with the two world wars. When we think of Germany, we often associate it with black-and-white footage from these horrific conflicts: Hitler delivering impassioned speeches from behind a podium; bombs raining down on European cities; half-starved people, freshly liberated from concentration camps.

But Germany’s history is much richer than this.

Though these blinks don’t pretend to give a comprehensive history of the country, they do strive to deepen readers’ understanding of Germany’s development. So let’s dive into German history and explore some of the facts that lie beyond common knowledge.

In these blinks, you’ll learn

  • that mere geography isn’t what unites Germans;
  • how Oktoberfest was born; and
  • which metal is preferred for German jewelry.