Facts on Germany
Social Life in Germany
Germany is a safe country to travel and live in. It is famous for its poets and thinkers, but also for its special food like full grain bread, sausages like Bratwurst, various dishes with potatoes and finally German beer.
The landscape is versatile, with lots of forests, rivers, hills and mountain chains and two coasts in the North. It is situated in the heart of Europe, sharing direct borders with Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Denmark.
DOs - what Germans like
To be on time
Tap water (which is consumable but cannot be ordered in restaurants)
Paying cash (have cash with you, some smaller restaurants or shops may not take credit cards)
Using public transport as busses, trams, trains or taxi
DON´Ts - what Germans do not like
Do not cross the road when traffic lights are red
It is a criminal offense to be drunk and drive
Drunk in public is frowned upon
It is a criminal offense to show the “Nazi salute” or shout “Heil Hitler”
Enjoy your stay in Germany.
Tips for Tips
|For waiters and taxi drivers||~10 %|
|For room service||~2 € per day|
Opening Hours of Supermarkets
Most shops, except of petrol stations and some bakeries, are closed on Sundays.