Community Feature: What I love most about Germany

by Tanner Shain
9th grader at Hohenfels HS

When people get the option to move to Germany, there’s a high possibility they will be confused as to what is to come in such a journey. When people arrive in Germany they are fascinated by the cultural differences. That is called culture shock. 

When I first flew into Ramstein, Germany I was greeted by a familiar American vibe but with cleaner air. The clean air mixed with the great food and fast cars on the autobahn made my welcome to Europe great. All together, my first impressions of Germany were very welcoming and gave me hope for the next three years in my new home.

Recently, I flew to Texas to hang out with my family. When I arrived, I was greeted by a hot and extremely humid climate. I went out shooting with my Grandpa and I was struggling to put a bullet into a magazine. While doing so, I was sweating head to toe. In Germany, when I initiate in any physical exercise, it takes a lot to get me to sweat because of the clean, breathable air. Personally, I think one of the aspects of Germany I love is the clean air. 

I think everyone can agree that the food in Germany is delicious. The way Germans cook their meat and salt their fries has to be one of my favorite things about Germany. When I first arrived here, we went out to a restaurant and ordered food. I got a schnitzel and it was one of the best things that I’ve tasted in my life. I have to personally say the food here is one of the things I love most about Germany.

After I was finished with my great meal, we hopped on a bus to take us to Hohenfels, Germany. While we were on the bus, I realized that all of the cars around us were flying by. I started to get nervous. It was almost as if they were running from something. Then I realized we were on an autobahn, the fastest road in Germany. That would mean that cars like Lamborghinis and Ferraris could fly free on the road, almost as if they had escaped jail. Of course, our minivan could not keep up, but it is still a neat aspect of Germany that lots of people don’t think about.

In summary, Germany is possibly the best place I have ever lived. For one, the air is undeniably clean. Also, the food can make mouths water like a river. Lastly, the cars drive like a free jaguar on an open field. This is what I love most about Germany and living here has to be the greatest experience of my life.

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