You know that you’re in Germany when even the ducks stop at a red traffic light.

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“You know that you’re in Germany when…”

At night, the Germans eat their “Abendbrot”, everybody stops at red pedestrian lights and on the Autobahn, someone may well pass you on the left side even if you’re driving at 190 km/h.

It’s often the most mundane situations – even though the Germans take them for granted, people from other countries consider them as downright distinctive for Germany and its culture.

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“You know that you’re in Germany when…”

“People in Germany obey the traffic rules and stop at red traffic lights even when the street is completely empty. And they do up their safety belts even if they’re only driving a few metres.”

“The Germans prize the three Ps very highly: practicability, punctuality and planning. Above all, punctuality is in their DNA – they just can’t arrive too late.”

 

August 2018