0 comments Germany's diversity of lifestyle, preferences and ethno-culture has formed an open-minded and tolerant society.Despite social developments, the family continues to be a significant unit of identity and pride for Germans.'Sie' and 'du' The German language has a formal and informal form of address.It can take a lot of experience to learn the fine points of using form.It's common for friends in Germany to lightly kiss each other on both cheeks when they see each other - or at least kiss the air next to the other person's cheek.Though German cheek-kissing isn't quite as ingrained as it is in other European countries, it can still be intimidating for visitors who may be accustomed to cultures where personal space is more sacred.
These can be formal sit-down dinners starting with champagne, or a casual last-minute invitation.
Good education, a high standard of living and great freedom enable the country to deal positively with transitions and challenges.
Germans respect perfectionism in all areas of business and private life.
By Genevieve Woingust While there are certain universal characteristics that come into play when boy meets girl or woman meets man - like palpitations, sweaty palms and "foot in mouth' disease - which have little bearing on nationality, ethnicity or custom, there are certain rules of conduct that differ among countries.
So in order to avoid frustration and embarassement, there are some “Do's and Dont’s” you may want to be aware of.