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Germany: Culture


  • Oktoberfest
  • Gingerbread hearts
  • Supports at a soccer stadium
  • Altstadt district of Frankfurt
  • Gingerbreads, candies, and nuts
  • A family toasting

Social Conventions

Greetings in Germany are often quite formal and handshakes are the most common form of greeting.  When entering a store, it is important to remember to say “guten tag” (good day) or hello, and before leaving a store, patrons should say “auf wiedersehen” (until we meet again).  Germans are often on time and being late is not appreciated.  If invited for a meal, visitors should not start eating before the host says “guten appetit” (good appetite).

 

Language

German is the official language of the country with minority languages such as Danish, Sorbic, English and French are also spoken.

 

Religion

Christianity is the largest religion in Germany and the two largest churches are the Protestant Evangelical Church and the Roman Catholic Church.  Minority religions include Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.


 

Germany Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Germany.

Learn about the history and culture of Germany, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Germany's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Germany for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Germany tours today!

 


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