In my youth Germany was a popular tourist destination for Belgians. Everybody went to Monschau, Aachen and Cologne.
Germany was also well known for high-quality products. For example, cameras. My first camera was a Voigtländer. Back then the tailors valued also solid Solingen scissors – they were without equal. And then the cars… Germany is also now known for good cars, but despite that I prefer driving a French car.