Punctuality: Don’t turn up late for an appointment or when meeting people.
Germans are extremely punctual, and even a few minutes’ delay can offend.
Originally based on material contained in the "Put Your Best Foot Forward" series of books by Mary Murray Bosrock.
If you find yourself involved in a German wedding, there are some customs and traditions of which you should be aware.
A civil ceremony is all that is needed to make a marriage legal in Germany and many couples opt only for this simple ceremony that is usually held with a few close relatives and friends as witnesses.
In Germany the traditional engagement ring is usually a gold band worn on the left hand.
Actually, this topic has been on my mind for months, waiting for just the right month to do it, and here it is! how can I say this nicely without yelling in all capital letters: Not in restaurants, in someone’s home, at the dining table, at church, a funeral, in a classroom, in a museum, at a movie or performance theatre… There is absolutely no purpose to keeping your hat on… Regardless of which country’s anthem is played, hats must come off, period. In Places of Worship: Some places of worship require head coverings for both men and women, such as Muslim mosques and Sikh temples.
not even when you are having a bad hair day or need to cover up a bald spot on your head. Do your research or ask someone before entering such places of worship.
Additions may include a chopstick holder; a large water or wine glass; and a smaller glass for baijiu.
At homes and low-end restaurants, napkins may consist of tissues or occasionally must to be provided by the diner.
High restaurants often provide cloth napkins similar to western dining as part of the place-settings.
Shaking hands: Germans are great hand-shakers, and they like to do so both when arriving and when departing.
It is common for a person who is joining a group to shake hands with every single individual.