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100 + German Quotes for Inspiring Instagram Captions

Germany is a great place to visit, especially if you love Instagram. It has great Instagram opportunities such as castles and Oktoberfest. We have seen some amazing fairytale towns in Germany on a river cruise!

Here are 100+ Germany quotes to (hopefully) inspire you to visit Germany or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!

And, If you love Instagram we developed some kick ass Instagram presets (filters) so you can edit your photos in 1 click!

100+ German Quotes for inspiring instagram captions

Below are some of our very favourite German quotes for instagram captions:

German Instagram Captions

Here are are favourite German Instagram captions:

“Ich glaub, ich spinner – I believe I’m dreaming.”

“That wasn’t the wurst day ever!”

“A German joke is no laughing matter” – Mark Twain”

“Love in France is a comedy; in England a tragedy; in Italy an opera seria; and in Germany… a melodrama” – Marguerite Blessington

“The hills are alive with the sounds of Munich.”

“Berlin is more part of the world than a city.” – Jean Paul

“Germany: the first country to adopt daylight savings time.”

“Instant German: Just add bier.”

“Munich to my ears.”

“Keep Calm and go to Berlin.”

“Berlin – the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.” – David Bowie

“You are crazy, my child. You must go to Berlin.” – Franz Von Suppe

“Berlin is wunderlast.”

Famous German Quotes

Here are are favourite famous German quotes:

“The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.” – Marlene Dietrich

“Two things are infinite: The universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe!” – Albert Einstein

“I learnt a lot in Germany, and the German mentality really helped me. It was an enormous step in my life.” – Roberto Firmino

“There is no use of running fast when you are on the wrong road. So first choose the correct way in your life.” – Old German Proverb

“Fear makes a wolf bigger than he is.” – German proverb

“I don’t really know how it feels for an American to go to Mexico, but if you come from Germany, Mexico is a really exotic place. It has this laid back vibe, at least in the countryside, and things don’t seem to be as over-civilized as they are here in Europe. – Apparat

“Luck sometimes visits a fool, but never sits down with him.”

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I never knew before what eternity was made for. It is to give some of us a chance to learn German.” – Mark Twain

“It’s awful undermining to the intellect, German is; you want to take it in small doses, or first you know your brains all run together, and you feel them flapping around in your head same as so much drawn butter.” – Tramp Abroad

German Sayings

Here are are favourite famous German sayings:

“A language of “angry, angry poetry.”

“When one is polite in German, one lies.”

“German is only romantic if you have a past in it.”

“In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria.” – Old German Proverb

“Aus Schaden wird man klug.- Failure makes smart.”

“Taten sagen mehr als Worte.- Actions say more than words.”

“Wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten. – He who laughs last, laughs longest.”

“Die beste Verteidigung ist der Angriff. – Attack is the best form of defense.”

“Life is too short to learn German.”

“Besser allein als in schlechter Gesellschaft. – It is better to be alone than to be in bad company.”

“Beiß nicht in die Hand, die dich füttert. – Do not bite the hand that feeds you.

German Expressions

Here are are favourite famous German expressions:

“Du gehst mir auf den Keks” – This phrase literally translates to “You’re going on my cookie” and it can be used when someone is really getting on your nerves.

“Ich hab’ dich lieb” – There’s ich liebe dichwhich means you’re completely in love with someone or something. But they also have a stage that sits somewhere around puppy love on the spectrum and it’s best used when you want to express love, but don’t want to be too on the nose about it.

“Das ist nicht mein Bier” – Has someone ever told you a problem that you really don’t care about, or want nothing to do with? “That’s not my beer” literally expresses that emotion in five short words. 

Kummerspeck – When you are going through a relationship breakup or other times of sadness, it’s common to put on a few pounds of “Kummerspeck.” Literally meaning “grief bacon,” this is the weight put on by emotional eating. So when you find yourself on the couch watching Bridget Jones’ Diary with a tub of ice cream, you are in fact feeding your grief bacon (or possibly turning into grief bacon itself).

JETZT GEHT’S UM DIE WURST – Literally translating to “now it’s about the sausage,” the English equivalent would be “all or nothing.” You know the Germans are serious when it’s about a sausage!

Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof.I only understand “train station.” – Regardless, this idiom comes in handy when you don’t really understand something, meaning the same as “It’s all Greek to me.”

Das ist mir Wurst. That’s sausage to me. – A very artful way of saying that you don’t care at all, this is considered even stronger than Das ist egal(That doesn’t matter).

SCHNAPPSIDEE – I think we have all experienced this one. A “Schnappsidee,” or quite literally a Schnapps idea, is an idea you had while drunk that you will probably regret in the morning.

“Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof.Life is no pony farm” – Life isn’t a rose garden. Apparently it’s also not a place where you can take your kids for rides. As you can tell, Germany is a country of both equestrian enthusiasts and realists.

“Da liegt der Hund begraben.That’s where the dog’s buried.” – Translating as “That’s the heart of the matter,” it may sound funny to us, but in German it’s a useful sentence to show that you really know what the situation is about.

German Quotes about Love

Here are are favourite famous German quotes about love:

“Tell someone you love them today because life is short. But shout it at them in German because life is also terrifying and confusing.”

 “Ich liebe dich. – I love you.”

“Ich danke dir immer dafur, dass du mein Regenbogen nach dem Sturm bist. – Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm.”

“Wo man Liebe sat, da wachst Freude. – When you sow love, joy with grow.”

“Nicht die Schonheit bestimmt, wen wir lieben, sondern die Liebe, wen wir schon finden. – It’s not beauty which determines whom we love but love determines whom we find beautiful.”

“Die Summe unseres Lebens sind die Stunden, in denen wir liebten. – The summation of our life is the hours in which we were loving.” – Wilhelm Busch

“Der liebe ist kein wind zu kalt. – No wind is too cold for lovers.”

“Mit dir zusammen zu sein ist Ort an dem ich mich am wohlsten fuhle. – Together with you is my favorite place to be”

“Ich bin viel mehr ich selbst, wenn ich bei dir bin. – I’m much more me when I’m with you.”

“An old man loved is a winter with flowers.” – German Proverb

“Wider die Liebe ist kein Kraut gewacbsen. – There is no cure for love.”

German Quotes about strength

Here are are favourite famous German quotes about strength:

“In your calm is your strength.” – German Proverb

“My family is my strength and my weakness.”

“Weiser Mann, starker Mann. – A wise man is a strong man.”

“That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so dependent upon German strength that the word and will of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.” – Edward Grey

“Germany is one of the medium powers of the world. It is a non-nuclear power. It is in a lower class than the United States, the Soviet Union, France, the United Kingdom and others.” – Helmut Schmidt

“In places like the U.S. and Germany, women’s professional boxing is already quite big, but I’d like to be the name that makes it bigger and gives it more global appeal.” – Nicola Adams

“If the purpose of the wall was to destroy Berlin, Herr Ulbricht and his cohorts have erred sadly. Berlin is not only going to continue to exist – it’s going to grow and grow and grow. Its ties to West Germany will not be severed.” – Robert Kennedy

“Es ist nicht von Bedeutung, wie langsam du gehst, solange du nicht stehen bleibst. – It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Dein bester Lehrer ist dein letzter Fehler. – Your best teacher is your last mistake.”

“Germany’s strength lies largely in the fact that the Federal Republic is a center of industry and that it’s an export nation.” – Angela Merkel

German Quotes about Friendship 

Here are are favourite famous Germany quotes about friendship:

Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ein wahrer Freund ist jemand, der hineingeht wenn der Rest der Welt hinausgeht. – A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“Germany is our fatherland; Europe is our future.” – Helmut Kohl

“Freunde werden geboren, nicht gemacht. – Friends are born, not made.”

“Ein Freund ist jemand, der dir die totale Freiheit lasst, du selbst zu sein. – A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side…”

“Das großte Geschenk des Lebens ist Freundschaft, und ich habe es erhalten. – The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.”

“Freunde zeigen ihre Liebe in schwierigen Zeiten, nicht in gluchklichen. – Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”

“A friendship between Germany and Israel didn’t always seem natural.” – Reuven Rivlin

“When I was younger, I used to hate Germany. I hated the country, the people, the language, the culture, everything! But over the years I’ve grown to really appreciate the German people.” – Anthony Kiedis

German Quotes About Travel

Here are are favourite famous German quotes about travel:

“Leaving home early is always complicated. But when I arrived in Germany, I encountered an incredible structure built by the company that takes care of my career. They did not leave me wanting for anything. The most complicated thing was really the language. Otherwise, everything was taken care of.” – Roberto Firmino

“When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I’ve always felt okay in Berlin.” – Mel Brooks

“In my several visits to Germany, I have written in admiration of that country’s strenuous efforts to face its past and make amends.” – Richard Cohen

“If you travel to Germany, it’s still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity.” – Morrissey

“Berlin is like being abroad in Germany. It’s German, but not provincial.” – Claudia Schiffer

“The Germany I was enthused with was more old fashioned and kind of romantic. I just got there, and the next thing you know, I had this huge gilded album. It was kind of an amazing experience because I didn’t intend it to be that way.” – Rufus Wainwright

“Europe in general is a great place for me, but specifically Germany has been very good to me. Germans love classical music… Electronic dance music is massive over there, so I’m kind of the marriage between the two.” – Lindsey Stirling

“Tell me with whom you travel, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – German Proverb

“My first time in Germany. We started off in Heidelberg, which is this quaint, nice town. The Germans, they shoot just like the Americans, except for, if it’s a 10-hour day, they’re leaving at 5. You don’t go to 5:30, 6, 7. No. And then we had a fest for everything.” – Craig Robinson

German Quotes About Death

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King

“The German physicists knew at least so much about the manufacture and construction of atomic bombs that it was clear to them that the manufacture of bombs in Germany could not succeed during the war. For this reason, they were spared the moral decision whether they should make an atomic bomb, and they had only worked on the uranium engine.” – Werner Heisenberg

“After 15 years of work I have achieved, as a common German soldier and merely with my fanatical willpower, the unity of the German nation, and have freed it from the death sentence of Versailles.” – Adolf Hitler

“Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.” – Heinrich Heine, German Poet

“Nicht entgehet dem Tode, wer der Geburt nicht entgangen ist. -Those who have been born can’t escape the death.”

“The Holocaust of Nazi Germany is certainly no less of a historic crime than the Holocaust that went on for centuries against African-Americans. That process of reparations, and a truth and reconciliation discussion, was extremely helpful in the country of Germany, and we need to have that here.” – Jill Stein

“At that time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and I believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Russia and Germany to fight each other to the death.” – Klaus Fuchs

“It’s in the history books, the Holocaust. It’s just a phrase. And the truth is it happened yesterday. It happened to my mother. I never met my grandmothers or my grandfathers. They were all wiped up in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany.” – Gene Simmons

Bedenke, dass du sterben musst. (Remember that you have to die. It is the German equivalent of the Latin proverb, Memento mori Memento mori.)

German Sayings about Beer

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” – Plato

“Wine upon beer is very good cheer; beer upon wine consider with fear.” – German Proverb

“There are no bad beers; some kinds are better than others.” – German Proverb

“The best brewer sometimes makes bad beer.” – German Proverb

“He who drinks no more still likes to see the beer pulled.” – German proverb

“It takes beer to make thirst worthwhile.” – German Proverb

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – Czech Proverb

“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” – Kaiser Wilhelm

“Friends bring happiness into your life. Best friends bring beer.” — Unknown

Oktoberfest Quotes

“It’s OKTOBERFEST time! Join the gang for food, fun and beer we’re having a Oktoberfest BBQ.”

“I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night.” – Greek proverb quotes

Willkommen zum Oktoberfest.” — which is German for “welcome to Oktoberfest”

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy beer… and that’s kind of the same thing.” — Unknown

“Everybody’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.” — W.C. Fields

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    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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