Things I Notice About Living in Germany

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Things I Notice About Living in Germany
The top 100 things you will notice when you move to Germany. Written by a British Ex-pat!
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  • #61: Winter Tyres 2 months ago Germany has a reputation for being a bit of a nanny state – in that you must conform to various rules and laws in order that you are protected from yourself. Whilst these rules and laws are in general a good idea, sometimes they can seem a little intrusive. Rules like not trusting you to …...
  • #62: Opening a Beer with Anything. 3 months ago You have probably been there – hot summers day, nice picnic spread and a couple of bottles of beer, but then, uh oh, no beer opener!  This will normally lead to you trying to open the beer on trees, walls, or anything else hard within reach, resulting in you chipping the bottle and risking...
  • #63: Sie and Du 3 months ago German is not an easy language to learn, anyone who has tried for longer than 5 minutes will know this. One of the main peculiarities is the Sie and Du. (YOU) “Sie” is the formal version of “you” in German. You would use it when talking to authority figures, most strangers and people...
  • #64: Cigarette Advertising... in 2017? 3 months ago Cigarette advertising died out in the UK many years ago and to see it so prevalent in such a forward thinking country is odd. Walking through towns and cities you will see hundreds of advertising billboards some advertising radio stations, or shopping centres, or city events, the kinds of things...
  • #65: What the heck is Pfand? 4 months ago The German Pfand (pronounced “FUND”) system is a logistical marvel and newcomers nightmare. Whenever you buy a drink, such as a bottle of cola, water, or beer you will pay a small deposit on the actual bottle or can each time. It’s commonly either €0.08 or €0.25 added to the listed... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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10:22 AM May 13, 2017

Very funny and informative to new arrivals in Germany! Witty observations written in an engaging and non-judgemental way!

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