Johannes Gutenberg. Man of the millennium.
  • Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe
    Karl Drais invented the first draisine in Karlsruhe ©TMBW
  • Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania
    Replica aircraft in the Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, Western Pomerania ©TMV / Werk3
  • Bertha Benz on the first ever car
    Bertha Benz on the first ever car ©Mercedes-Benz Classic
  • Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony
    Meissen porcelain manufactory in Saxony ©Meissen/Manufaktur MEISSEN 2009
  • The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin
    The first ever electric tram travelled through Berlin ©visitBerlin
  • Market square in Braunschweig old town
    Market square in Braunschweig old town ©Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH
  • Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg
    Cuckoo clock made in Baden-Württemberg ©Tourismus Marketing Baden-Württemberg
  • Garden gnome
    Garden gnome ©Europa-Park
  • Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake
    Hannover's New Town Hall and Maschteich lake ©H. & D. Zielske/TMN

Made in Germany.

Germany has always had its fair share of inventors, tinkerers and other resourceful enthusiasts. And their discoveries have conquered the world. From aspirin and airbags to garden gnomes and the Christmas tree, many of the things that make our life easier, safer or just nicer started life in Germany. Follow in the footsteps of great engineers and enterprising visionaries, all the way up to the present.

Aspirin, undoubtedly one of the most famous medicines in the world, originated in Germany before becoming widely used around the world. Bayer AG registered the aspirin trademark back in 1899. The company with headquarters in Leverkusen still produces aspirin today. Aspirin was even taken on the first moon landing in 1969: there was a box of the effective pain-killer on board when Neil Armstrong flew in the Apollo 11.

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The car was invented in Germany more than 125 years ago and has been continuously evolving ever since. Today, German cars are still renowned for their quality and safety all around the world. A contributing factor is the airbag, which was first installed in a car in Germany in 1981 and is now universally considered a standard safety feature for cars.

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