Germany and its love of silence
We all love silence, right? Yes, sometimes we love noise, or we love loud music, or a loud party. But in the end, we love silence. (Even if we don’t yet know it.)
According to a recent article, Germany has quite a history of loving silence and hating noise.
- 1907 – the first anti-noise society in Germany is created
- first ever earplug created – called “Ohropax” (German for “ear”, Latin for “peace”). Its sales increased immensely during WWI, protecting ears from the noise of war.
Find out much more about how sound/noise has been tackled in Germany since the early 20th century; read this great little article!
(Goethe, a virulent hater of noise!!)
And here is another article about the anti-noise protests in Germany.
And here you can watch a video about these anti-noise protests.