[Video] 7 things I'd never seen before I came to Germany

[Video] 7 things I'd never seen before I came to Germany

Whenever you visit another country, no matter how prepared you think you are, you’re still bound to find something you’ve never seen before.

German culture shocks

Every country has its own unique cultural quirks, social norms and weird customs. These might seem strange to someone who is experiencing them for the first time, but for locals, these are as normal as brushing your teeth every morning (which, coincidentally, might not be so normal to everyone!)

Germany is no different, and as a non-local, you’re definitely going to be surprised – if not mind-blown – by some of the things you’ll witness during your time here - whether that's food, double-decker trains or some rather unusual kinds of doctors. This fun video from DW Euromaxx looks at seven things that you may or may not have seen before you arrived in Germany.

How many of these have you come across? Did they surprise you? Let us know in the comments below!

Naina Pottamkulam


Naina Pottamkulam



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LynnWard2 10:46 | 18 May 2020

Yes to the vegetables and the tilting windows AND doors! The two different flush options and in home urinals! Love the rolladins. Many more. Haven't seen a double decker train yet.

JakobFellmer2 13:00 | 18 May 2020

A really funny thing is the "Wohnungsgeberbestatigung". It is some kind of home owner confirmation. Even when you own a house you have to give yourself a confirmation, that you are living there...

BrianH2 03:29 | 19 May 2020

Germany is the land of robots. People are very rigid and rude; sometimes or mostly stupid for their own benefit. They have no human touch and no understanding. Being here for 2 years now for work has been a drag honestly. I see France and definitely Holland to be much better humanly livable countries.