The Germans

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French lightness to life!

What do you miss most  about Germany living in France? Some small things…mostly food 😉 for example, Toffiffee, Koppers chocolate, sausages  … and Easter time! In Germany it is a tradition to making “egg” bouquets with forsythia. In France…those are impossible to find! What surprises you most about the French culture? It’s...
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You can be whoever you want to be

In Berlin you are free, you can be whoever you want to be. There are clearly less barriers and you’re at least given a chance to try out something new. There are not so many prewritten social conventions and many different ways of life are widely accepted. As you have...
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Building fences is not a solution

My name is Julia and, though I’m German, my husband keeps telling me that I’m more French since I was born on the “left side of Rhine river” in Palatinate. I lived in Berlin for five years and now I’m living in Brandenburg where you can still sense the differences...
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The concept of nation state needs an overhaul

There are certain realities in the world we just have to deal with. I don’t think there is any viable alternative to having pluralist diverse societies. ‘Multiculturalism’ is just a word, a word we place too much importance on. There is a heated debate in Germany on whether German society...
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What do you mean, not all men sit down to pee?

I am Niklas, a 27 year old German, currently studying and living in Copenhagen. I’ve spent more than 2 years building new ventures and in my spare time I have a fable for surfing, art and chocolate. How and where did you get the idea for your book “German Men...
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The Dscherman

I am from Bavaria, so Germany didn’t seem so far (laughs – ed.). No, it’s just the fact that I am from here, so I know a lot of stuff you practically can’t know as a foreigner. For example: In 1998 1. FC Kaiserslautern won the Bundesliga, after qualifying for...
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Typical German

We asked and keep on asking most of our multicoolties what “typical German” is and we have received tons of great responses ranging from funny to personal and profound. These are our absolute favourites! Do you find yourself nodding 😉 Germans might be a bit uptight, not very spontaneous, more...
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Diversity has made me to the person I am

On my last birthday I received good wishes from Italy, Spain and Ireland. On the very same evening my friends who are from many different countries and cultures, who speak many different languages came over to visit. Friends from France, Finland, Poland, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan and Estonia were there that...
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There are good and bad people everywhere

What words do you know to describe someone who is not a German? That’s a tough question … well … I think it does not make any difference anymore…. we live in a very diverse world and when you mix people  😉 such questions should no longer be asked. There are...
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Arbeit and a better life

What words do you know to describe someone who is not a German? People who come to seek asylum – asylum seekers….immigrants… But the main point is that there are so many people who come here to seek asylum and very little of this people go to other countries… simply...
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Everyone has a migration background

What words do you know to describe someone who is not a German? Often in German we use “Ausländer” (foreigner – ed.) or just say “People with migration background”. I think the last word is problematic because everyone nowadays has a migration background. I don’t think that the borders are important....
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Punctuality and being straightforward

What words do you know to describe someone who is not German? … you say foreigners… Maybe people who are not accustomed to our culture and sometimes have difficulties to see things from the German perspective…  I have a lot of friends who do not come from Germany and who have a...
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We are outspoken

People should be open to new experiences, make the best out of life, go explore new countries, learn new languages… But it is also important to be open towards other cultures and people that come to your home country. It is important to put yourself in somebody’s shoes and to...
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