Are Germans rude? I wouldn’t say so; only that our understanding of being polite may differ from what you think is decent behaviour. Read more "Are Germans rude?"
Category: Useful Stuff to Know About Germany
Useful things and potential pitfalls international visitors might not be aware of.
Visiting Germany, don’t be shocked by “German Hospitality”
Having in mind what is common practice in their home country, what people experience in Germany could, by some, be perceived as “hostility” (rather than “hospitality”). Read more "Visiting Germany, don’t be shocked by “German Hospitality”"
Et voilà, just one Word offers plenty of Room for Cross-cultural Misunderstandings
The vocabulary of German English speakers is often somewhat limited. I’m afraid just one word can offer plenty of room for cross-cultural misunderstandings. Read more "Et voilà, just one Word offers plenty of Room for Cross-cultural Misunderstandings"
Annoying Habits most Germans would find normal
“Culture is like gravity: you do not experience it until you jump six feet into the air,” Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner… Read more "Annoying Habits most Germans would find normal"
Your German Client is “afraid to meet you”? Better adapt your Language!
A German tells you he or she is afraid to meet you? Hopefully, we are just facing some language problem. Because, even if the Germans you are talking to speak English at some advanced level, be aware that there is still plenty of room for linguistic misunderstanding. Read more "Your German Client is “afraid to meet you”? Better adapt your Language!"
Looking at Germany, do not underestimate Regional Differences
Regional differences in Germany are pretty drastic and should be taken into account when trying to do business in Germany. Read more "Looking at Germany, do not underestimate Regional Differences"
What is “pünktlich” for a German?
Germany ranks as one of the top countries worldwide when it comes to the stress we put on punctuality. But what is “pünktlich”? Read more "What is “pünktlich” for a German?"
Shop Opening Hours in Germany
In Germany, shop opening hours can greatly vary. What you need to know so you won’t end up feeling hungry. Read more "Shop Opening Hours in Germany"
A few Geographical Coordinates for Business Travelers to Germany
Even if you are not planning to instantly visit Germany, knowing a few geographical coordinates might be useful. Read more "A few Geographical Coordinates for Business Travelers to Germany"
Planning your Business Trip to Germany: When better not to visit
What to keep in mind when scheduling a business trip to Germany. Read more "Planning your Business Trip to Germany: When better not to visit"