25 Quirks Germans Don’t Realize Are Super Weird
"WTF?" –The rest of the world.
You have to look at your poop. Every time.
Eating raw meat with onions for breakfast.
Oktoberfest starts in September.
Actually returning recyclables and collecting your deposit.
Water has to be "mineral".
You say "Danke" (Thanks) when you actually mean “No” …
... and “Bitte” (Please) for EVERYTHING ELSE.
Calling water without carbonation "silent water".
Germans eat "quark" but can't explain what it is.
You are an alcoholic when you drink beer in the morning. Unless you combine it with a pretzel, a sausage and call it "Weißwurstfrühstück".
There are hundreds of different words for the end crust of bread.
Mixing Beer with Coke.
There is a juice called "Apfelschorle" which is just apple juice mixed with water.
The German Beer Purity Law from 1516 still defines the ingredients of german beer today.
Drive as fast as you want on the Autobahn.
You have to master 3 different words if you want to address someone.
English-speakers can't wrap their heads around our city called "Itzehoe".
Eating tangerines in the winter.
You never cross a red pedestrian light when a kid is watching. Even if there aren't any cars in sight.
There's a government office called "Ordnungsamt", which literally translates to “office of order.”
Differently colored trash bins for different kinds of trash.
Shops are closed on Sundays. By law.
The most iconic kids TV character of the past 20 years is a depressed, personified loaf of bread.
Drinking something called "Dickmilch".
Party food? Just stick pretzel sticks in raw meat and call it "pork hedgehog".
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