83 million inhabitants, 16 states, an area of roughly 358,000 km2. But there are lots of other interesting facts hiding fascinating stories about this country nestled in the heart of Europe. For example, the twisted tower in Düsseldorf or a word with 80 letters. We hope you enjoy our country profile on Germany.
WÜRTH FROM FLENSBURG TO SONTHOFEN
Between the northernmost Würth shop in Flensburg and the southernmost in Sonthofen near Oberstdorf, there are now more than 550 different points of sale throughout Germany. Customers can cover their immediate needs at any of these points.
MINI MODEL TRAINS
The most popular attraction among foreign tourists is the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg. Miniature worlds containing over 15 km of tracks for model trains are waiting to be explored on the 1,499 square meters of floorspace. ASSY® screws from Würth hold it all together.
WÜRTH REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN BERLIN
Political, economic and social tones are set in Würth Haus Berlin. This representative office offers facilities for rounds of discussion, conferences, receptions, and concerts.
AXOLOTL AND OKAPIS
With almost 1,200 different species, the Berlin Zoological Garden presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world. In addition to monkeys, elephants and co., it is also home to especially rare species such as axolotl and okapis.
ART IN THE CHURCH
Individual pieces from Würth’s extensive Art Collection are on display at Johanniterkirche in Schwäbisch Hall. The twelfth-century building has survived all of the wars and urban transformations to date.
AN UNEXPECTED TWIST
As Reinhold Würth set out for Düsseldorf on his first sales trip in 1951, he almost certainly passed by the twisted tower of St. Lambertus Church. Because the wood used to restore the tower in 1815 was too fresh, the tip became twisted. It was left like this at the request of the city’s inhabitants.
RECORD BICYCLE HIGHWAY
Where ore and coal were once transported between Duisburg and Hamm, the longest bicycle highway in the world is currently under construction. The 101-kilometer long, continuous route links 1.7 million people living in the vicinity.
With 80 letters, Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (Association for Subordinate Officials of the Main Maintenance Building of the Danube Steam Shipping Electrical Services) is the longest word published in the German language, appearing in various editions of the Guiness Book of World Records.
SAVING DAYLIGHT AS A MATTER OF NATIONAL INTEREST
In 1916, Germany was among the first countries to introduce daylight saving time. Of course, this was no coincidence: During World War I, energy suddenly turned into a vital commodity, and saving electricity became a national interest.
LAND OF FORESTS
With more than 11 million hectares of forests, Germany is one of the most heavily forested countries in Europe. In fact, forests make up a third of the country’s total area. Spruces, pines and beeches are the most common varieties to be found.
HAUTE CUISINE AT WÜRTH
Wellness area, Michelin stars or golf course: Guests at the Würth Group’s magnificent Wald & Schlosshotel in Friedrichsruhe want for nothing. Würth also operates hotels and restaurants in Waldenburg, Ailringen, Künzelsau, and Schwäbisch Hall.
CARMEN WÜRTH FORUM
A place for inspiration, vision and dialog: Carmen Würth Forum in Künzelsau can accommodate events with up to 14,000 guests and houses a museum with works of classical modernism and contemporary art from the Würth Collection.
One of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists is the state of Bavaria, with highlights such as Neuschwanstein Castle, the state capital Munich, and enchanting wonders of nature against a breathtaking mountain backdrop.