Living like a local in Germany

Photo by: Mirko Vitali
Photo by: Mirko Vitali

Living like a local in Germany

by Stripes Europe Staff
Stripes Europe

As things start to settle down with your move to Germany, it’s best to immerse yourself into the culture as soon as you can. It may seem intimidating at first, but with your installation’s resources, understanding German culture and learning easy German phrases — you’ll be adjusted in no time!

While moving in, keep in mind the following:

  • Keep your section of sidewalk and street gutter free of debris.
  • Quiet hours are from 1 and 3 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.
  • Refrain from loud chores on Sundays.

EVERYDAY LIFE IN GERMANY

Dining-out

  • Expect meals to last a while.
  • Close your menus to signal that you are ready to order.
  • Not every restaurant accepts credit cards, so bring euros.

Shopping

  • You’ll need a 50 cent or 1 euro coin to insert into shopping carts for use.
  • Bring your own bags.
  • If you forget a bag, buy one at the register.
  • Credit cards may not be accepted, so carry euros.
  • Stores are closed on Sunday and holidays.

Driving

  • Germans tend to drive more fast-paced than what Americans are used to.
  • Don’t attempt to drive like the Germans to keep up.

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