Misconceptions about Germany and the Truth Behind Them
Germany is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It’s also one of the biggest economies in Europe. For those who have never been to Germany before, they might have incorrect notions about the German people. It’s unfortunate that we keep placing people in the same boxes when in fact there is no box that fits everyone perfectly. These are some of the misconceptions about Germany and its people, and the truth behind them.
They only eat sausages and schnitzel
When we think of German dishes, we immediately think of wurst and schnitzels. These are some of the most popular delicacies from Germany that are exported to various countries. The truth is that just like any other country, Germans are also fund of a variety of dishes. If you travel across the country, you will experience a lot of dishes that will definitely satisfy you. Germany is also becoming a melting pot of different cultures. Therefore, it’s easy for you to find restaurants serving international dishes. Some of them have been infused with local delicacies.
Germans are cold and antisocial
Germans have a reputation of being cold and antisocial. The truth is that they tend to be more formal around strangers, but they are not cool at all. In fact, when they begin to feel comfortable with you, they are fine to be around. It’s even better since most Germans are not into gossips, irony, and sarcasm. They are very honest, straightforward, and genuine.
They drink beer for an entire day
Although Germans are known for being beer lovers, it’s an exaggeration to say that they only drink beer for the whole day. They have a glass or two when interacting with other people or when in a bar. However, they are also responsible in doing their tasks, and know when to avoid drinking. You might meet people who are always wrong, but which country doesn’t have one?
Germans don’t speak English
English isn’t the first language in the country, but it’s now widely used. It is due to the deeper ties made by the country across Europe, and around the world. Due to tourism and trade relations, Germans started to take English language learning more seriously. Therefore, it’s easy for you to find young adults who are proficient in English, or are willing to use it.
Germany is a boring country
To say that Germany is boring is definitely a lie. The country has a lot to offer. From its stunning architecture to its wonderful people, Germany is a paradise. There is no question why it remains one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world.
If you still have these false notions about Germany and its people, it might be time for you to go there. You will fall in love with Germany, and even decide to come back again in the future. You can also go back to your assumptions of Germany, and realize that in many ways, you’re wrong.
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