An extract on #deutschland
Already in 1911 a "national" cycling race of over 1,500 km was held in Germany (which was then composed of several territories and kingdoms). Until 1931 several realmore-or-lessTours were held, but always under very different conditions and organisations. In 1931 the first Deutschlandtour was held, and it is generally agreed upon that the race was exciting and well organised between 1937 and 1939, the start of World War II.
Germany never had a significant road cycling history, unlike Belgium, France or Italy, which caused the race's popularity to depend on German successes. This resulted in several parallel tours of West-Germany.
But after Jan Ullrich's Tour de France victory, cycling became more popular. Partially as a result of Germany's new-found cycling enthusiasm, in 1999 the Deutschlandtour became invigorated. In 1998 the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer e.V. and the company Upsolut founded the Deutschland Tour gmbh.
In March 2016, the Amaury Sport Organisation announced it had signed a 10-year deal with the German Cycling Federation to bring the race back within the next two years. In July the race was confirmed as the Deutschland Deine Tour debuting in 2018.
SS Deutschland (1866), a steamship wrecked in 1875 and commemorated in Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland"
SMS Deutschland (1874), an armored frigate commissioned in 1874
SS Deutschland (1900), a transatlantic ocean liner of 1900
SMS Deutschland (1904), a battleship launched in 1904
Deutschland-class battleship, class of ships named after the above.
Deutschland, a ship used by Wilhelm Filchner during his Antarctic expedition 1911-1912
SMS Deutschland (1914), an auxiliary mine layer commissioned in 1914
German submarine Deutschland (launched 1916), a blockade-breaking German cargo submarine used during World War I
SS Deutschland (1923), ocean liner launched 1923 and sunk 1945
School ship Deutschland (1927), a tall ship used as a school ship, presently at Bremen as a museum ship
German cruiser Deutschland, first of the 1930s Panzerschiffe (called pocket battleships by the British), later renamed Ltzow; involved in the 1937 Deutschland incident.
Deutschland-class cruiser, class of ships named after the above.
German naval ship Deutschland (A59), a training cruiser, launched in 1960
MS Deutschland (1998), a cruise ship christened in 1998
Two incidents involving ships called the Deutschland:
Deutschland incident (1902), referring to the Prince's radio transmissions
Deutschland incident (1937), during Nazi Germany's support of the fascist Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War