German History 101: The History Of Germany In 5 Minutes

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Want to learn the history of Germany but don’t want to spend years pouring over books? We have the solution for you!

In our bite-sized history lessons, you can learn important parts of Germany’s long, varied and super interesting history.

In our first history lesson, we’re giving you a brief overview of Germany’s history… in 5 minutes! 🤯

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I’m not going to lie. It’s impossible to truly give you everything there is to know about German’s history in 5 minutes… or 5 years for that matter!

However, in 5 minutes, you can have a very high-level overview which can help you understand our other history lessons. It’ll help you understand some of the history you see and learn about as you travel in Germany too.

Watch the video below for this interesting (and brief) overview of Germany’s history.

You may want to watch this more than once because it’s a lot to take in!

Then make sure you check out all our German history lessons here.

Want to learn more about Germany’s history? Find out more about the history of Germany before it was Germany here and when it became a country here.

Sharon Gourlay in the Rhina Valley

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon first fell in love with Germany back in 2000 on her first visit. She loves the long history, the picturesque Old Towns, the castles, the food, everything really! Since then, she has visited many times and loves writing about Germany here so you can enjoy it too. In fact, Sharon loves German culture so much that she sent her kids to a German primary school in Australia. She especially loves Berlin and towns with charming Old Towns like Celle and Quedlinburg. Sharon also has a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and understands the nitty gritty of travel planning. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to Germany whether it's your first or tenth time!

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