Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau
Science in Germany
In Germany, people like to tinker, design and build things: Nowhere in the EU more patents are registered than in Germany. This is encouraged not least by the many prominent examples from the past: Book printing, quantum theory, aspirin and an astonishing number of vehicles. The bicycle (Karl von Sauerbronn | 1816), the car (Karl Benz | 1885) and the helicopter (Heinrich Focke | 1936) all originated in Germany.
|Gross domestic product per capita in US-Dollar||47,787.2|
|Public expenditure on education (share of GDP)||4.2 %|
|Share of female researchers||27.9 %|
|Universities per 1 million inhabitants||5.60|
|Expenditure on Research and Development (share of GDP)||3.1 (share of GDP)|