Germany does export a lot of goods, including food, clothing, weapons, machines, wines and cuckoo clocks. But, since the 1960s, cars have been the main export product. Everyone wants the 'Made in Germany' label on their vehicles.
In one of his classic sketches, a man is turning an elegant living room into rubble while trying to straighten a picture on the wall. In another, a very similar character played by Loriot himself, is trying to tell a lady he loves her during a candlelight dinner, with a noodle on his nose.