Some Lesser Known Facts About Angela Merkel
- Does Angela Merkel smoke?: No
- Does Angela Merkel drink Alcohol?: Yes
- Merkel has a polish ancestry from her paternal Grandfather, Ludwig Kasner, a German national of Polish origin from Posen (now Poznań). The family’s original Polish name Kaźmierczak migrated to Kasner, Germany in 1930.
- Religion has played a crucial role in Merkel’s life. Her father was born Catholic but her family eventually converted to Lutheranism and she studied Lutheran theology in Heidelberg and afterwards in Hamburg.