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FAMOUS FROM GERMANY

German individuals and products have made notable contributions to local and world culture, some playing an important role in former times.

Germany also has its famous stars, some of whom are well known internationally and globally popular. They include active politicians and leaders, models, designers and sports or religious personalities.

If there was a source for modern intriguing widgets and discoveries it surely stood in Germany. Many German inventors contributed to the nation’s fame as a cradle of inventions and technologies.

Everyday articles such as tea bags, toothpaste or coffee filters were created in Germany, spread across the world and became irreplaceable.

FAMOUS LIVING

Not exactly the hype and style of the United States but Germany does have its famous stars alive and well today. A few internationally well known or popular. They range from those active in politics, design, modelling, acting, sports or even top ranking religious personalities.

They include Angela Merkel, Heidi Klum, Claudia Schiffer, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Michael Schumacher, Til Schweiger, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Nena and Pope Benedict XVI.

FAMOUS DEAD

Several deceased German individuals have made notable contributions to culture or played an important roles in society. They improved lives, shaped Europe and made important inventions.

Johannes Gutenberg, Nicolaus Copernicus, Martin Luther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Otto von Bismarck, Karl Friedrich Benz, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Albert Schweitzer, Konrad Adenauer, Albert Einstein, Konrad Zuse, Karl Lagerfeld are all a the long list of names of famous dead Germans.

FAMOUS THINGS

If there was a source for modern intriguing widgets and discoveries it surely stood in Germany. Many German inventors contributed to the nation’s fame as a cradle of inventions and technologies. Not only classy cars, trendy kitchen appliances or rockets but every day articles such as tea bags, toothpaste or coffee filters were created and spread across the world.

Today’s everyday and mundane items cover such diverse fields as Bobby Car, coffee filters, office storage files, MP3 format, sneakers, tea bags, the pill and even toothpaste.

Original language movies are popular among expats in Düsseldorf. Films are frequently screened in English at a variety of cinemas in original with subtitles, known as OmU or Original mit Untertitel and without, portrayed as OV or Original Version