Visit Germany – The DON’Ts of Visiting Germany

Germany is an amazing country to visit & travel through, this video covers the things that tourists and travelers shouldn't do when they are visiting Germany.
Filmed in Munich, Germany
Copyright Mark Wolters 2016
The Don'ts of Visiting Germany
1. Don't Assume German Are The Cold Stereotypes You Have Heard of Your Whole Life.
2. Don't Jaywalk, so follow the rules in Germany.
3. Don't Forget the Pfand or deposit that you may put down for beer mugs, bottles, cans and other things. You can get that money back.
4. Don't forget to bring flowers or a small gift when visiting a German's home. Also, don't wear your shoes inside their homes.
5. Don't be disrespectful at the Nazi concentration camps and memorials around the country.
6. Don't Wait: when at restaurants or bars order as soon as you can as waiters do not come through to check on tables as often as they do in other countries.
7. Don't Experiment on Driving on the Autobahn. It can be very dangerous for first time drivers.
8. Don't Expect to Shop on Sundays in Germany.
9. Don't forget to bring cash. Germans love to pay in cash and some places will only accept cash. So be ready.
10. Don't expect to see just half timbered houses in Germany. It is a thriving modern country with tons of amazing culture, architecture and technology.
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Caption: Hey fellow travelers marketers bulger's world today we're in munich and today we have for you are the don'ts of traveling germany because there's some things you should do like visit munich here are going to berlin or the hearts mountains so many great things to do here but there's a few cultural don't you should know when you come here you can have a better time and the first don't i have for you is don't assume germans are these cold unfriendly uncaring people that we've kind of been taught by stereotypes throughout the years dreams are actually really wonderful people they're helpful their kind they're honest extremely honest and the thing is to see that you need to ask them for your help ask them for some guidance and they'll be glad to help you and that's the thing as some people think oh german service isn't very nice well the thing is german service is very professional and if you ask them for help i guarantee they will know the entire background of every meal you have and everything in the shoe store all kinds of stuff they'll be able to help you but don't think that they're these cold hearted people because germans really are super nice and if you make a german friend i guarantee they will be with you until the end they make the best friends ever since the first thing is don't think they're bad people now my second don't for you is don't cross against the light no don't jaywalk germans really really really really really like their rules and they really really really really really don't like people breaking them and that will mean tourists as well and one of the biggest things is crossing when the light is red they don't like that i live multiple years in germany three years in germany and there are quite a few times where grandma oma stops me and says hey bye holt was to shame by gluing last two games which means by red you stay by green you're allowed to go ok that's one of the things is the germans do like those rules but the biggest one that a torch doesn't want to do is don't jaywalk also you can get a fine for that so you know heads-up on that one now our third tip for you has to do with the fond the deposit don't just throw away your bottles like your big bottles or cans and don't just leave your your christmas market mugs and stuff like that out because you have to put a deposit on a lot of these things for example if you have the christmas markets and you get those cute pugs and everyone loves to get look usually you're going to be paying between three and five euros for the deposit on those monks and if you walk off with a great you have a cool souvenir but the thing is do you really want a to the exact same month for example we were here in munich and we got gluhwein and and kid kid to punch the children version of it was eight of us that was 5 years of a deposit like whoa i got to use that hundred euros shy that hundred-year-old note that i've never seen got to use before just on the deposit and make sure you're turning those things in don't just throw it away because it actually does add up after a while so save those now for tip for you is if you're invited to go to a germans house because you know what if they like you they probably will invite you they are really nice like that but if you're going to go to their house don't forget to bring either flowers or wine or candy ok that's kind of typical thing you bring over there also don't wear your shoes inside and you come in take your shoes off sometimes even have house slippers for you when you get there for their guests but it's kind of rude to have your shoes on inside the house so just know that so make sure you do bring something to their house if you get to be you know if you get really like really invited their house it is really cool now the 51 i have for you actually is specifically for tourists that i haven't seen a lot lately what i've been traveling through germany especially berlin people than using the jewish memorial in berlin area with the stone blocks and stuff kind of like a parkour course or this is the place to make the cruise selfies in berlin and people are climbing of them jumping across them doing silly pictures move duckface it's a jewish it's a more to dead jewish people what the hell what is wrong with you mean this is not something you do you don't do that also the concentration camps we're seeing more and more people doing their they're duckface selfies look this is where they burned everybody like are you kidding me so please have respect for people when you when you go to these the concentration camps and memorials and things like that because the german show respect you know for the horrible things that happened at wear's tourists need to do a better job as well so don't don't be a tool when you're visiting some of these concentration camps repair these memorials all right now my 6 dome for you is don't wait look whether it's a line or you're ordering food don't wait in germany germans are gogogo we are very efficient we want to get things done so you're going to be on time for things alright very punctual is important but for a tourist when you go to restaurants what you need to do is when they give you the menu looking at right away so you can order right away because it's not like in the u. s. they come back every two minutes to see is anything out anything now become when they come so you get that chance make sure you do place your order get your drinks and your food and things like that and when you want to get your bill you ask for the bill they'll come right away with their big wallet okay and you pay them right there and when you pay them you'll say let's say say you know 27 euro bill you'll say 30 you just say the total amount you want to pay and they'll put that down for you ok so they give you the change back from that ok but don't wait like what they see give menu it's time to order okay when they come and ask is your weight you might be waiting a long time now my seven don't for you is don't experiment on the autobahn okay i know the autobahn sounds really cool yes driving without speed limits little guy driven on the autobahn before there's a reason why go on public transport it can be really scary because we're going about a hundred miles an hour you like 240 k we're going and we're in the right lane because there's bmws and mercedes one know when you see him go by like wow and it's kind of dangerous when you're out there especially if you don't know what you're doing so please if you're not comfortable with these have fast speeds make sure you don't experiment on the autobahn stick with the public transport it will take you everywhere here which is so awesome about germany now wait don't for you is don't expect a shop on sundays look most of germany is closed on sundays except for museums and restaurants so if you want to your your shopping kind of stuff if you're here for a long weekend do it on friday or saturday because on sunday a lot of stuff is closed now the things that usually tend to be open on sundays things that are attached the train station so there's a mall attach the train station that will probably open also in december they'll have the only have sunday hours a lot of places but just don't basically on sunday everything is basically closed i'm also on mondays a lot of the museums are closed so we're gonna do a long weekend including that monday make sure you check and see say hey let's do our tourism stuff on saturday and sunday and you are shopping on monday my night don't for you is don't forget to have cash look germans yes they have credit cards but they prefer cash yes have your euros ready there's atms all over the place you can use but you really want to have cash with you because they don't accept credit cards everywhere a lot of places they do and a lot of times you have a chip card you know for your credit cards and stuff like that for everything to work but just know that cash is king here in germany so don't forget to keep some with you just so you have it in my tent for you with come to germany is realized that you don't just see half tempered houses here germany is not just a stereotype of half-timbered houses and beer halls there's so much more to germany where you're going to berlin where they have you know the potsdamer platz all this new stuff there you're here in munich where the tech stuff is booming for homburg which will rebuild city i mean you have all these cool modern cities here in germany and it's not just have tempered houses and the thing is you can see the half-timbered houses edinburgh and vinegar odin goslar and the hearts mountains all my hardest falls in love with that place here in here in here in bavaria to regensburg and bomberg over on miguel you can get that old german but also you're very modern germany as well so make sure you explore both sides don't just try to think it's going to be half-timbered houses but experiment all the wonders of germany anyway i hope this helps you out of a better time when you are here in germany if you ever have other don't about german culture please put in the comments section below so we can have more help for awesome travelers it looks like things are picking up your music in the morning so i'm going to take off and i'll say alvida zan or until we see each other again here walters world by from munich oh if you wanna see more videos like this don't videos 10 things that shock you about different places check this out our website at walters world. com us on twitter facebook instagram youtube we really appreciate like subscriptions and you subscribe our youtube channel you'll get new travel videos like this twice a week from all over the world so i'll say again rita's and see we saw each other again from munich choose by

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