Every country is different,so I have put together a short list of the most important do’s and don’ts for everyday life, so you can avoid pitfalls:
+ The greeting is done with a handshake.
- Hugs or kisses on the cheek are used more than in the close circle of friends
+ In conversations direct eye contact is required. Dodge is quickly considered impolite.
+ German are a bit more reserved and usually do not like talking about their private life. Choose only rather general topics such as work or study.
- Waivers on topics such as politics and religion. The question: “How much money do you earn?” is not common and will be answered very evasive by most
+ Be polite, but do not overdo it. Too many compliments can obtrusive.
+ Be on time! Do you be late or can not meet you the appointment, you should notify early enough and in person or by telephone to say about it.
+ Everyone pays what he has eaten or drunk themselves can invite someone, especially in the female sex, be misunderstood quickly.
+ Add a pub or restaurant you can you usually select the table itself
+ The invoice will be paid directly at the table during the operation. A tip is usual, but do not overdo it. Rounding up the amount just fine.
- Credit cards are rarely accepted in Germany. You’d rather have cash with you so that you do not wash dishes in the end.
You can also have more detailed info on what manner rules should be followed on the following links: