The Mosel is considered the #1 worldwide in terms of area devoted to Riesling vines (over 5,000 hectares), although it is the third largest in Germany in terms of production Read more
Germany has the highest amount of QWPSR wine (90%) compared with France (54%) and Italy (15%). Read more
Germany was the leader in total number of the tourists visiting Russia. More than 300 thousand Germans traveled to Russia in 2009. Then went the USA with 183 thousand tourists (-1.4%). The 3rd place took the UK (151 thousand visitors).
Of World Cup tickets sold as of 3/31/10, more than 107,000 have been purchased in the U.S., compared with 63,800 bought in the U.K., 29,700 in Germany and 26,500 purchased in Australia.
It is estimated that for each visitor to the world cup, another 150 will be indirectly influenced in their perceptions about the host country, through word of mouth initiated by the visitors when they return home. Germany had an estimated two million visitors which yields a potential brand audience of 300 million - a truly remarkable reach in rebranding the nation.