I am Jutta from Rhein area. I used to be a Lufthansa stewardess for 20 years. I now run my own relocation company in Cologne since 1997 and enjoy working with people coming from all parts of the world.
Do you think it is easy to integrate into German society?
Once you know the language everything is easy! When you are a foreigner and you do not speak the language, you often have a feeling that you are not welcomed here, but it is not true!
Do you think Germany is a multicultural society?
It is becoming so, at least in big cities. In small towns the international flare is not there, it is still very typical German.
Why, in your opinion, some Germans are against multicultural society?
The older generation might be not so welcoming, but you should remember they passed through two world wars and were hungry for so many years. They do not have Internet and might be afraid because of some terrible examples they see on TV. The generation after is very friendly towards foreigners.
What advise would you give to a newcomer?
Learn the language! Be open and honest and remember the first door you often have to open by yourself!