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102 Beautiful Quotes About Germany To Inspire Wanderlust

Looking for some quotes about Germany which will inspire you to travel to this beautiful country? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve combed the depths of the web to find the best Germany quotes and gather them all in one place.

Germany is a fascinating country, with a rich, and dark history. These quotes will reflect the beauty of the country as well as its complicated history.

If you’re looking for quotes about Germany to inspire your wanderlust, German Instagram captions, funny quotes about Germany or even some German puns to go along with your amazing photos of the country, you’ll find it all here!

Germany is a brilliant destination. Whether you’ve visited before or you’re going for the first time, these German quotes will get you to grips with the country and have you itching to jump on the plane!

Best Quotes About Germany

Best Germany Quotes

“Germany has become a country that many people abroad associate with hope.” – Angela Merkel

“Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I always say I have two hearts – one beats for Poland and the other for Germany.” – Lukas Podolski

“Up until the First World War, when people turned anti-German, Germany had been described by American political scientists as the model of democracy.” – Noam Chomsky

“Germany is our fatherland; Europe is our future.” – Helmut Kohl

“I’m third generation. I was born in Germany, grew up in Germany, and many of my friends are German. I love playing for Germany. I’m proud I can play for the national team.” – Mesut Ozil

“I’m German in my mind, but from a Germany that doesn’t exist any more.” – Kurt Lagerfeld

“The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.” – Marlene Dietrich

“Germany is, of course, my country.” – Angelique Kerber

“I would sum up the German character best by saying that they are the best of losers and the worst of winners.”Edmund Ironside

“I love driving fast. I grew up in Germany; we have the Autobahn here, where we can drive without a speed limit. And throughout my 20s, I always had fast cars, and I always went to the maximum. Like, my average cruising speed was 250 km/hr.” – Kim Dotcom

“My mum said: ‘Germany is our second home’ and it’s true. Germany gave us their open hands. I don’t know which country could have done that, at that time, to welcome refugees from Bosnia.” – Dejan Lovren

“And so we went away to play, and we’d come back to Liverpool. And while we were doing this – ‘cuz we did it for two years. And then we’d go to Germany, and that’s where I met the Beatles.” – Ringo Starr

“I was in Germany when the wall came down.” – Joe Cocker

“There is more than enough room in the world for Germany and Britain.” – John Amery

“I said, yet again, for Germany, Europe is not only indispensable, it is part and parcel of our identity. We’ve always said German unity, European unity and integration, that’s two parts of one and the same coin. But we want, obviously, to boost our competitiveness.” – Angela Merkel

“Germany’s amongst my top three places in the world I’d like to live.” – Jonah Hill

“Action alone doesn’t work in Germany – you need an emotional element to the story.” – Til Schweiger

“In my several visits to Germany, I have written in admiration of that country’s strenuous efforts to face its past and make amends.” – Richard Cohen

“I learnt a lot in Germany, and the German mentality really helped me. It was an enormous step in my life.” – Roberto Firmino

Germany Travel Quotes

Germany is a fantastic destination to visit. From the gritty style of Hamburg to the plethora of things to do in Berlin, a trip to Germany has plenty to offer.

With so many places to visit in Germany, if you have the time and money, you could spend a good three or months exploring the length and breadth of the country.

These Germany travel quotes will inspire you to start planning your trip to this beautiful country!

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“Always wanted to go to Germany… probably one of my top ten.” – Craig Robinson

“I grew up a little bit in Germany and then in Switzerland, then in France, the United States and in England, and so it is weird.” – Alexander Dreymon

“When the Berlin Wall came down, my dad left to visit the U.S. He met my mom at this summer camp where they were both working, so I grew up between Washington Heights and Germany speaking two languages.” – Zazie Beetz

“My first time in Germany. We started off in Heidelberg, which is this quaint, nice town. The Germans, they shoot just like the Americans, except for, if it’s a 10-hour day, they’re leaving at 5. You don’t go to 5:30, 6, 7. No. And then we had a fest for everything.” – Craig Robinson

“I liked Germany; I’m not into Berlin, it’s too huge and empty and imposing, but Munich was good.” – Graham Coxon

“We always have a great time touring Germany, but one of my favourite museums in the world is Museum Ludwig, an incredible contemporary art museum in Cologne. I could spend all day in it.” – Julien Baker

“I lived in Germany from when I was 6 until I was 10, so, of course, I played soccer. When I came back to the States, nobody played soccer, and none of the schools taught German, so I couldn’t continue to excel in those categories.” – Kevin Nealon

“For my Oxford degree, I had to translate French and German philosophy (as it turned out, Descartes and Kant) at sight without a dictionary. That meant Germany for my first summer vacation, to learn the thorny language on my own.” – Paul Engle

“I grew up in Germany for a little while, and all my German friends said that Seattle, weather and energy-wise, is a lot like West Germany. It’s true.” – Daniel Breaker

“It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985.” – Ruben Blades

“Traveling to Russia and Germany and being able to see the world at a young age was really cool for me, and I really liked that.” – Mia Wasikowska

“You go to Holland, France, Germany, every community, the tiniest village, they have magnificent, pristine sports facilities.” – Graham Taylor

“Germany’s fascinating. It’s a really rich landscape to film and dramatise.” – Claire Danes

“A good 60 per cent of my time I spend travelling, mostly to the U.S., Canada and Germany.” – Sara Davies

“Living in London is very different to living in a little town in Germany.” – Per Mertesacker

Funny Quotes About Germany

Everyone needs a laugh now and then. These funny quotes about Germany will provide you with just that. 

While some of them are just funny, others reveal what life and travelling in Germany is like if you’re unfamiliar with the country.

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“In Germany, they all thought I was a bit mental, very emotional.”Jürgen Klopp

“German women love American men. That’s why a lot of American servicemen go to Germany – and never come back.” – Michael Strahan

“What is now the EU was set up so that France and Germany could hug each other so tightly in a loving embrace that neither would be able to get an arm free with which to punch the other.”Tim Marshall

“All the dogs I have are German shepherds from Germany, and I fly them back to Germany to show them.” – George Foreman

“Americans brag about their assault rifles. Germans brag about their exotic vacations.”Oliver Markus Malloy

“The left-hand lane is exclusively for the use of Porsches, BMWs, and Mercedes. Dark-coloured vehicles only, please. If you’re driving a white or silver car, please stick to the middle lane and moderate your speed. Loser!”  – Cathy Dobson

“Some guy in Germany has my face tattooed on the back of his calf. That was wild. It was a decent tattoo job, but that’s kind of weird for me.” – Megan Rapinoe

“When I went to Germany, all I knew were German swear words.” – Son Heung-Min

“Learning German is what eternity was made for.” – Mark Twain

“Life is too short to learn German.” – Richard Porson

“Nobody speaks German outside of Germany.” – Till Lindemann

In Germany, I am not so famous.” – Hans Berger

“I grew up in East Germany, and we were short on technology. So my father was really proud to be the owner of a turntable.” – Apparat

“When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I’d learn German. But my wife didn’t want to live in Germany.” – Juan Manuel Fangio

“In Germany, salads are assemblies of ham and mayonnaise, not trendy tossed leaves.” – Rachel Johnson

“When you come to a World Cup with Germany you are expected to win it.” – Andre Schurrle

“There’s so many German songs which are really popular in Germany that I find really bad. It can quickly border on kitsch pop.” – Bill Kaulitz

Quotes about Germany’s culture and history

Germany’s culture and history is fascinating and complicated in equal measure. If you read our collection of Berlin quotes you’ll understand why.

The country has given a lot to the world in terms of great writers such as Goethe and Schopenhauer, yet its recent past has wrought destruction and the separation of the country into East and West Germany until 1990.

Reading through these quotes about Germany before you visit will provide you with a deeper knowledge of the country you’re about to visit.

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“I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them.” – Francois Mauriac

“The entire language is threatening.”  – Charles V

“How rich our German life is compared to France or England: what an abundance of social types and customs with completely different origins… Germany is a world, whereas England and France, with their stereotypically divided three social classes, are but enlarged villages… what a stage for a Balzac.” – Harry Graf Kessler

“Then this will only prove again and again, that Monarchy in Germany is he longer capable of a national act.” – Ferdinand Lassalle

“To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.” – George Orwell

“The most interesting legal philosophy is German, so naturally I went to Germany, particularly to Berlin, quite a bit.” – Philip Kerr

“Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe.” – Douglas Hurd

“Poor old Germany. Too big for Europe, too small for the world.”Henry Kissinger

“German is a much more precise language than English. Americans throw the word love around for everything: I love my wife! I love all my friends! I love rock music! I love the rain! I love comic books! I love peanut butter! The word you use to describe your feelings for your wife should not be the same word you use to describe your feelings for peanut butter.”Oliver Markus

“An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.” – Otto von Bismarck

“We needed 40 years to overcome East Germany. Sometimes in history, one has to be prepared for the long haul and not ask after four months if it still makes sense to keep up our demands.” – Angela Merkel

“In my several visits to Germany, I have written in admiration of that country’s strenuous efforts to face its past and make amends.”  – Richard Cohen

“My struggle led to the reunification of Germany and the creation of the state of Europe. We destroyed the borders; globalization is on the horizon.” – Lech Walesa

“Germany, I think, was first to substitute a Social Security program for its elderly based on this premise, that is, that we would tax workers to pay retirement benefits for those retired.” – John Shadegg

“The history of Germany is not the history of a nation, but of a race. It has little unity, therefore; it is complicated, broken, and attached on all sides to the histories of other countries.” – Bayard Taylor

“The thing that I like about Germany is that Germans are so much like us. It’s not like going to some other countries, where the differences are overwhelming and you walk around in a fog. Germans are so similar to Americans.” – Matt Damon

“In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany to confine William II in an insane asylum.” – Kelly Miller

“Russia is Germany’s most important neighbour in the East, and it will remain so.” – Helmut Kohl

“I like the idea of an enlightened principality. In the early eighteen-hundreds, in Germany, there were princes who built schools, streets, homes. I like that.” – Brunello Cucinelli

Germany Instagram Captions

View of the Olympiapark

Hallo Germany!

Keep Calm and go to Berlin.

Munich to my ears.

Instant German, just add bier.

That wasn’t the wurst day ever!

My favourite Shepards come from Germany.

“Love in France is a comedy; in England a tragedy; in Italy an opera seria; and in Germany… a melodrama” – Marguerite Blessington

The hills are alive with the sounds of Munich.

Let’s play Heidelberg and seek.

Do the Münster Mash.

Planning the perfect German itinerary doesn’t have to take a lot of Erfurt.

About to go on a Berlin shopping Spree.

German Proverbs and Puns

Canals in Hamburg

Danube believe how beautiful this place is?

Shake your Bonn-Bon.

Take a Leipzig of faith.

Having a mighty Rhine time.

I love the smell of your Cologne.

The street art in Berlin is very ad-mural-able.

In winter, Germany makes a great frost impression.

We’re getting dressed to the Neins.

Don’t be so bitte.

Potsdam, it’s hot out here!

We have a Weiner schnitzel!

Taking cheesy selfies in Germany.

Don’t be such a sauerkraut.

Du siehst den Wald vor lauter Bäume nicht.” – You don’t see the forest for all the trees.

Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund.” – Morning hour has gold in its mouth

Trinken wir zu viel, dann sterben wir – trinken wir nichts, dann sterben wir, also trinken wir.” – If we drink too much, we die – if we don’t drink at all, we die, so let’s drink

Wer im Glashaus sitzt sollte nicht mit Steinen werfen.” – People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Lieber arm dran als Arm ab.” – Better to be poor than have one arm less

Da beisst die Maus keinen faden ab.” – The mouse doesn’t bite any threads