Germans are Europe’s worst binge drinkers with almost one in five believing “the point of drinking is to get drunk,” according to a survey Wednesday.

In the past, Britons have been condemned as the continent’s prime offenders but the Mintel market research survey of 35,000 people painted a different picture.

“Although the Germans may not go drinking as often as the British, when they do drink, many want to get drunk,” said Mintel senior consumer analyst Michelle Strutton.

The survey showed that 17 percent of German adults believe “the point of drinking is to get drunk.” This was twice the proportion of adults in Britain who felt the same way.

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