Living in Germany, I can sort of see why people think that.Back in Canada, if you go to any given bar or club, there’s always guys wanting to buy you drinks. While most stereotypes aren’t fully true (how can you say a country of 80 million people are all the same? Germans are very punctual One of my German friends told me that Germans consider it better “to be 30 minutes early, than 5 minutes late,” which I find true. And while most Germans will blame Bavarians for all their stereotypes, being a Canadian living in Germany, I can’t help but notice some of these stereotypes on a day to day basis (I live in Baden-Württemberg).
Germans are cold Ironically, the first time I’ve met a bunch of Germans was when I backpacked across Australia.
My roomie is also a vegetarian, so I can’t even spy on his eating habits for the purpose of this post.
However, walk around any German city centre, and you’ll find stands selling bratwurst, currywurst, wurst wurst…someone has to be eating them!
There, I made lots of German friends and had the time of my life partying with them almost every night.
So when I told people back in Canada that I was planning on moving to Germany, and people would respond with, “those Germans seem like really cold people,” I was genuinely surprised.