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19 German Stereotypes That Don't Make Sense To The Rest Of The World

A German woman tweeted all the things that are *REALLY* typically German, and everyone's like: "Jawohl!"

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2. "Wochenend-Einkauf"

2. buying groceries when the weekend is approaching as if the world is going to end

Weekend shopping is a thing.


4. This ad.

4. "und wenn du nach hause kommst bin ich nicht mehr manuel neuer"

It's an ad for Coke Zero, featuring Manuel Neuer, the goalkeeper for the German national soccer team. And a creepy girlfriend.

5. Allotment gardens

5. schrebergärten (most likely next to the train railway)

To many Germans this is better than yoga, sex or vacation.

6. "Sanifair-Bons"

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If you're stopping for a toilet break at an Autobahn service station, you usually have to pay a fee, something around 70 cent, but you receive one of those vouchers over 50 cent to use in the service shop.


7. Berliner, Pfannkuchen, Krapfen.

German donuts. Depending on where you are in Germany, you might start a war by just calling them the wrong name. Whilst most Germans say "Berliner" (in the North) or "Krapfen" (in the South), people in Berlin actually say "Pfannkuchen", which means "pancake" in the rest of Germany ... yes, it's complicated!

8. This genius idea to please everyone.

Why have one flavour if you can have many?

9. "Sandmännchen".

9. actually yawning and falling asleep while watching this

It's a TV show starring the Sandman. Before he sends you to sleep by sprinkling sleeping sand in your eyes, you get to see a children's short movie called "Abendgruß".


13. This time of the day.

Always after the "Tagesschau", the national news show.

14. This refreshment.


16. This audiobook series for kids.

16. u all don't know what u were missing

18. This compliment.

18. this instead of clapping after a speech

If you're happy and you know it, KNOCK ON YOUR TABLE!

19. This TV show for kids named "Knowledge says 'Ah!'".

They teach you everything you need to know.

There are even more great stereotypes – you can find them in the replys to her tweet.