As you already probably know, by reading my ‘about me’ page, where it says that I’ve moved to Germany two years ago. This always has been an interesting topic for me, so that’s the reason why I wanted to share this with you all. 🙂
1. The German language is harsh
Well, I have to disagree on this one. Most people’s frame of reference for having heard German are old videos of Hitler. No one talks like that. In fact, I’ve often had people tell me “oh, you make German sound so nice”. No, Hitler just made it sound ugly. German is not terrible, sure, sometimes German makes no sense, but it’s not harsh or terrible.
2. There are no speed limits in Germany
Sure, 60% of German autobahn indeed does not have a speed limit, but the other 40 does (it’s somewhere between 60 to 75 mph).
3. Germans are rude
They are honest, not rude. Germans are straightforward, truthful, and don’t beat around the bush — but it’s never done with malicious intent. They simply don’t like small talk of any sort.
4. Water needs to fizz
If you order “water” in a German restaurant, you’ll likely get sparkling water. Germans love their sparkling water and mix it with everything – apple juice, beer, wine, the options are endless. Every beverage mixed with fizzy water becomes a “Schorle” (“spritzer”). A German would never give tap water to a guest; that’d simply be considered rude. Water has to bubble or at least needs to be bottled.
5. Germans eat nothing but wurst and sauerkraut
Actually, they eat a lot of bread and potatoes too. German food is indeed very heavy, and traditional cuisine is so laced with lard and pork. But it’s not like Germans eat only German food, they actually really like Turkish, Italian and Balkan food.
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