Special Sub-Topic: German Number Plate Codes
|If a car's number plate starts with the letter 'B', where does the driver live?|
Berlin. The biggest cities of Germany almost always use only one letter. This allows more room on the number plate for other letters. A typical Berlin number plate might read B:QW459. This allows a long period of time before all of the possibilities are used.
|Where is a car registered if the number plate begins with 'M'?|
Munich. On the other hand, smaller towns have up to three letters. They don't need quite as much room as the prospects of running out room in the near future are remote. Makes sense, eh?
|And what about the letter 'D'?|
Düsseldorf. Dresden may be marginally bigger (depends how you measure it) but like most former East German cities, it had to take an extra letter because 'D' was already taken. Hence, the code for Dresden is 'DD'.
|This one might be a little tricky. 'K'?|
|What about 'S'?|
Stuttgart. And some of the best cars in the world are designed there...
|Ok now, a bit more difficult (and confusing!). What about the letters 'HB'?|
Bremen. Hansestadt Bremen
|What about just 'H'?|
Hannover. Hamburg is much bigger, but like Bremen adds another 'H'.
Hamm. An industrial city of 190,000 on the eastern fringe of the Rhine-Ruhr. Also home to one of the best Irish pubs in Germany!
|What about 'HH'?|
Hamburg. Hansestadt Hamburg (finally!)
|Finally who or what displays '0' (zero)?|
The Diplomatic Corps. While most single letter designations represent a city, a few are allocated to official departments.
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