Want to go to Germany for your internship abroad? International Horizons gives you a list of local customs in the land of beer. So get ready to know (almost) everything about Germany.


Forget about the 2 minute Corona, in Germany the “Hug” is a sign of politeness, like saying hello. Outside of a professional environment, but rather for a friendly relationship, the hug is extremely recurrent.

Paying with cash
In Germany you will often not be able to pay by card, so take some euros with you when you shop.

In Germany, football is more than a sport, it is a religion. If you are interested in football, you will certainly have the opportunity to pass by a fan shop or to see a stadium.

If you have an appointment with a German at 9 am he will come at 8.55 am, a German will (almost) never be late. Germans are very punctual.

The environments
In Germany 31% of the territory is covered by forest, so if you like forest environments you won’t have to look far.

German bread
Germans have very good bakers, there is a wide variety of bread in Germany: dark, white, sweet, salty, crunchy, soft, ordinary or all types of grain.

A sense of humour
Contrary to what you might think, Germans have a great sense of humour and they love to laugh. It may take some time to get used to it, but don’t worry, once you get used to it, you’ll be able to get some good laughs.

Bottle recycling
Almost all bottles are recycled in Germany, thanks to the deposit machines available throughout the country. So remember to keep your bottles before you throw them away.

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