Category: Culture & Etiquette

German Cuisine

One of the more flavorful aspects of German culture is its cuisine. It is often all to easy to fall back to the familiar … particularly when it comes to food.

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Christmas Markets

One of the most impressive and lively variations of the Straßenfest is the Weihnachtsmarkt or Christkindelmarkt (Christmas market).

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Street Festivals

Another favorite way for Germans to amuse themselves is the Straßenfest (street or block party). These are pleasant events organized and sponsored by local governments and local businesses.

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The Pub Culture

As an indispensable antidote to indulgence in organized sport or other strenuous physical activity, the Germans have achieved a highly developed pub culture, where various alcoholic libations can loosen the tongue, warm the heart, and soothe a troubled mind.

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Sports Clubs

As is true of most nations, more people in Germany tend to be fascinated by sports than there are active participants. Armchair experts abound, with the airwaves full of sports shows, sports reports, and live broadcasts of sporting events.

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