Awesome Germany

Little Big Ore Mountains

Little Big Ore Mountains

Filmmaker Joerg Daiber has taken us to some exotic places through his Little Big World series. But during the pandemic he stayed closer to home, capturing amazing footage around Germany, including the snow-capped trees, medieval castles, and vintage railroads of the Erzgebirge, also known as the Ore Mountains.

Super Marc at the Supermarket

Super Marc at the Supermarket

German supermarket chain EDEKA enlisted musician Marc Rebillet to create a song about shopping for groceries in their stores. The result is this delightfully silly commercial spot. Naturally, the robe-wearing performer turned the fruit and veggies into musical instruments.

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Lyra Groove Pencils

Lyra Groove Pencils
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These special pencils from Germany’s Lyra are designed to help youngsters get a better grip, but we think anyone can benefit from their grooved exterior and anti-roll shape. They come in a variety of styles, including blue, metallic, or slimline with regular leads, as well as colored pencils.

When a Freerunner Loses His Phone

When a Freerunner Loses His Phone

While shooting selfie footage on the roofs of Hamburg, Germany, freerunner Jason Paul drops his phone. Being the athlete that he is, he does everything in his power to hunt down his lost phone. This playful parkour clip from Red Bull is filled with action, humor, and great camerawork.

The Flying Train (1902)

The Flying Train (1902)

MoMA posted this mutoscope footage of Wuppertal, Germany’s Schwebebahn, a suspension railway that opened way back in 1901. The train line has changed over the years, but still is in operation. The juxtaposition of the overhead rail cars and the horse-drawn carriages below is like something out of a Jules Verne story.

Reverse Freerunning

Reverse Freerunning

Athlete Jason Paul showed off his amazing freerunning skills on the streets of Frankfurt, Germany, then the guys from Red Bull played the whole thing in reverse, making his already impressive tricks even more magical. The backwards staircase and dump truck slides were our favorite effects.

Miniatur Wonderland Stats

Miniatur Wonderland Stats

We’ve see the amazing tiny worlds of Hamburg, Germany’s Miniatur Wunderland before. The attraction will soon have over 51,558 feet – or nearly 10 miles of model railway track. Guinness World Records tallied up some other impressive facts and figures about the attraction.

80 Days in Germany in 80 Seconds

80 Days in Germany in 80 Seconds

Take an 80 day bike ride through Germany without even breaking a sweat. Thanks to Loeibeer we can all share in the magic of his ride through all of the Federal Republic’s 16 states in just 80 seconds. Though we do suggest wearing a helmet when riding.

Conan in Berlin

Conan in Berlin

“Crazy Big Man. That is my name in German.” Conan O’Brien took up Flula’s offer to visit Germany, particularly its capital Berlin. Watch him visit a nude beach, submit to a dominatrix, learn a Bavarian dance and just overall spread 100% American¬†awkwardness and shame.

Minimundus Space Shuttle

Minimundus Space Shuttle

This incredibly detailed model of the Space Shuttle Atlantis resides at Minimundus, a theme park in Klagenfurt, Austria. The model isn’t just static – the shuttle has a full countdown sequence and actually “lifts off,” without leaving the ground.

Alpine Finger Wrestling

Alpine Finger Wrestling

If you think arm wrestling is tough, check out this German sport – in which combatants pull against each other as hard as they can, using only their middle fingers. We’re sticking with Thumb War.

Miniatur Wunderland 2011

Miniatur Wunderland 2011

A new promo video for Miniatur Wunderland, the miniature theme park in Hamburg, Germany which includes the newly opened Knuffingen model airport, railroads, cruise ships and much more.

Nuclear Wunderland

Nuclear Wunderland

Located in Kalkar, Germany, Wunderland theme park is built on the site of an abandoned nuclear power plant. The highlight of the visit – besides glowing – the swing inside the cooling tower.

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Endora SC-1

Endora SC-1

This German tuner has Corvette bones, but distinctly European styling, with retro-styled front and rear, and a top-of-the-line ZR1 6.2L supercharged V8 with 638hp and 604lb-ft of torque.

Barn Smell in a Can

Barn Smell in a Can
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Reportedly a hit in Germany, Stallduft is targeted towards country folk who move in to more urban areas. The can is packed with the scent of a barn – a mixture of hay, straw and yes, cow manure.

Pool in the River

Pool in the River

We can only imagine the reason these guys built the Badeschiff swimming pool smack-dab in the middle of Berlin’s River Spree is because it’s too dirty to swim there. Or maybe it’s just looks cool.

Junghans Max Bill Watches

Junghans Max Bill Watches

We’re totally digging the fine, minimal lines of these beautiful watches from Germany’s Junghans. They’re available in hand-wound, automatic, and chronoscope models.

Deli Garage Powerfuel Vodkas

Deli Garage Powerfuel Vodkas

We dig these flavored vodkas in melon-mint, ginger-coriander and espresso in truly hip flasks with monster illustrations. Too bad they’re only available in Germany, so gut trinken to you guys.

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