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Facts & Figures

  • Capital City: Berlin
  • Population: 81m
  • Languages: German
  • Grand Prix Race Track: Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
    • Number of laps: 67
    • Total race length: 306km
    • Most Frequent Winner: Rudolf Caracciola - 6 times
    • Last Winner: Lewis Hamilton (2018)
  • Official Grand Prix Web Site
NB: The German Grand Prix was not included in the 2017 Race Calendar

Ideas for a Germany Themed Party

Now, the simplest way to throw a German Grand Prix party is to invite your mates round, order in a crate of German beer and make a few Pretzels, and enjoy. And there's nothing at all wrong with that! That's how many Germans will be watching the race in bars all over the country. As an afternoon alternative, there is a German tradition - although it's not really linked to watching sport, but who cares? - of mid-afternoon Kaffee und Kuchen - coffee and cake. A very civilised and different way of throwing a themed party!

For colour schemes, the German flag colours of red, black and gold would be one obvious idea.

German Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with German flags and scarves (see links, right)
  • If you're serving food, search for red, yellow and black table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more German Party Decorations Ideas, visit our European Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for other party decorations, anything in red, yellow and black will be good

Food for a German Themed Party

Germans are perhaps best known for their meat dishes, especially pork based recipes. As well as big pork roasts, different regional types of sausages - such as the Nürnberger Bratwurst - are very popular. It is customary in most parts of Germany to eat these sausages with mustard and chips. OK, nothing unusual in that. But the Germans like chips with mayonnaise. Now that sounds a bit odd to us Brits, but having chips with salt and vinegar on sounds odd to the Germans, so give it a go - you might enjoy it! Getting a selection of German sausages, a jar of German mustard, a huge bowlful of chips, and some German beer is as good a place as any to start for a German themed party. There are countless regional sausages, but the main types to look out for are:
  • Blutwurst - "blood sausage", rather like English black pudding
  • Bockwurst - often known incorrectly outside Germany as the "Frankfurter". Made from finely ground veal or beef, and cooked in boiling water
  • Genuine Frankfurter - not the American frankfurter - is made from lean pork and a little salted bacon fat, and is cooked in boiling water
  • Bratwurst - a pale sausage made of finely minced veal and/or pork and onions, which is usually grilled or fried
  • Wienerwurst - made with beef and pork flavoured with coriander and garlic
  • Weißwurst - white sausage - is a local delicacy of Bavaria, made from veal, bacon and parsley, cooked and served in a pot of hot (but not boiling) water
If you have a good local delicatessen, they may well stock a selection of German sausages, but many supermarkets are now expending their ranges too.

German Recipes

Drink for a German Party

Germany as a whole - and the Bavarian region in particular - is known throughout the world for its beer. There are apparently in the region of 4,000 brands of beer produced in Bavaria alone, but we would not recommend trying to sample them all in one day, even during Bavaria's famous Oktoberfest. As well as many famous lager-type (helles) beers, Germany also produces excellent darker beers and Weißbier . We suggest you seek out a few different ones (examples below) and have a tasting session!
There's also a great selection of German beers available at

If you're doing the Kaffee und Kuchen thing, why not try some German Coffee ?

Germany also produces a fair amount of wine - mostly white. Search for German wines at

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