Germany is a country located in the heart of Western Europe. It is bordered by Denmark, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, the North Sea, and the Baltic Sea.
Manners that you should keep in mind while you are in Germany🍺
You\’d have always listened talking everyone that \”the people in Germany are very punctual about their timings.\”
I\’ll tell you here, keep reading;
1. Shaking hands
Germans are great hand-shakers, and they like to do so both when arriving and when departing. It is common for every individual. They thought that as a good-gesture.
•Freut mich, dich kennenzulernen (nice to meet you)
A man should wait while meeting a woman until she offers her hand first.
Handshakes sends a message of trust, sincerity, and honesty. So one must shake hands firmly without squeezing and holding others hand for too long or too short period of time.
If invited to a German\’s House
1. You must be on time, not too late or nor too early.
2. If you are getting late by any means you should must tell them by calling them or just leave a text why are you late.
3. Phone mist be kept into silent mode.
4. A short phone call or a thankyou note is considered as a good deed.
1. Chewing gum while talking to someone is rude.
2. Immediately apologise with \”Entschuldigung(sorry), das war nicht meine Absicht(that was not my intention).\” if you accidentally bump into someone or kick him/her under the table.
1. Don\’t call people at home after 10 p.m. unless you\’ve asked them first if it\’s all right. Don\’t except to reach anyone in the office after 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and after 4 p.m. on fridays.
2. When answering the phone in Germany, it is common to identify yourself with your last name.
1. It\’s common to clink glasses with a \”Prost\” (cheers) or \”Zum Wohl\”(good health) before drinking.
2. At a dinner party or in a restaurant, you should not start eating or drinking until everyone in the group has recieved their drink or their meal, and then follow the lead of the host.
Alles Zum Geburstag! (Happy Birthday)
Never wish someone before their birthday! As it is meant to be rude and the people in Deutschland think that this brings bad luck in their lives. Always wish with a cake or a present to someone as it is meant to be good. Flowers can also work as a present to someone as their birthday.