First thoughts when you hear germany?

Hap2

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Philosophy. Many great philosophers were of German descent or wrote in German.
 

Korolev

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Forests and Pine Trees, oddly enough. I generally tend to think of the environment or architectural style of countries rather than the people in them. When someone says Russia, I immediately think of Snow. When someone says China, I think of Pagodas and the Great Wall. When someone says "Saudi Arabia", I think of hot dusty plains and scorching heat. When someone says America, I think of Skyscrapers and Highways.

So when someone says Germany: Forests, Pine Trees and Brandenburg Gate.

As for my opinion on Germany: Modern Germany's great. No problems with Modern Germany. I like Modern Germany. Industrious. Efficient. Mostly quite friendly. That stands in stark contrast to my opinions of older Germany, which aren't so nice. But that's in the past. All in the past. I like Modern Germans. I have a few issues with your grandparents and great grandparents generation though. They... messed up. Big Time. But again, in the past. Moving forward, Germans are alright people.
 

KarmaTheAlligator

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Black Forest. My mum and grandparents used to go there a lot, and they'd talk about how beautiful it is constantly. Plus the TV was showing a series based there at the time, so I ended up seeing a lot even without going there.
 

Jenvas1306

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well...
I dont think much when I hear germany, or realy way too much to list it. Thats most likely cause I am from germany.
I dont take all that stuff wit nazis making the bad guys in so many movies at all, its a little uncreative and isnt any kind of hate bad anyways?.

btw, yes i am tall, my eyes are blue and im blond, never worn a dirndl and i doubt i actually got enough chest for that.



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MrPeanut

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That pointy helmet...thing.

In the old photos you always see the Kaiser and Hindenburg wear one, can't remember what it's called.

Don't even know why since it's a somewhat distant point in the past and more ties in with Prussia I think.
 

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Corn fields and forests. I lived there for a few months when I was a kid, and our house was next to a massive corn field and there was a forest beyond that, and it always sticks in my mind.

After that it's usually meat, blondes and a German-sounding "Hmm".
 

CleverNickname

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World War 2 jokes

because I'm a German who watches American and British TV shows, and guess what, it doesn't matter where anyone is from, we're all uncreative bastards.

fat bastards with bad teeth, in the case of my TV producers, obviously.
 

RoonMian

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MrPeanut said:
That pointy helmet...thing.

In the old photos you always see the Kaiser and Hindenburg wear one, can't remember what it's called.

Don't even know why since it's a somewhat distant point in the past and more ties in with Prussia I think.
It's called a "Pickelhaube" (pick-hood) and the spike on top is shaped to deflect cavalry sabres while the metal crest on the front is meant to deflect musket bullets. Since you're not supposed to turn your back on the enemy anyway it offers you relative good protection for only a fraction of the weight of a full helmet. Efficient equipment like that allowed the Prussian army to be one of the fastest moving armies in the 19th century. And that was a good thing because otherwise von Blücher might have been late at Waterloo and I might be speaking French today :D


aegix drakan said:
My first thoughts when I hear Germany?

I think GIANT huge mugs of beer. ...Eh...I'm a bad person. XD
Actually, that's a regional thing. Where I come from in Germany beer glasses are tiny. I don't know which measurement is used for beer in the USA or in Canada but where I come from beer glasses are 0.2 liters. That would be 0.36 pints? 0.18 quarts? 0.05 gallons? Sorry, I know fuck all about imperial measurements. Anyway, our beer glasses are made fun of as "test tubes" in the rest of Germany. :D

OT: I am German so this question is kinda hard for me. I suppose when I hear "Germany" instead of "Deutschland" it's something like "here we go again, Nazi comments incoming" because that's sadly one of my main experiences when English-speakers start to talk about Germany.

In general it's more like annoying public authorities and questionable politics because "Deutschland" is the nation I live in. I kinda more identify myself with the region IN Germany I come from. A lot of Germans do, Germany is culturally very diverse.
 

PedroSteckecilo

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Beer..

Mostly because I absolutely LOVE German beer, even the stuff we get over here in North America. Erdinger Dunkelweizen and Weissbier = So fricking good.

Oh and "I want to go there" because I didn't do Germany on my last trip through Europe except for an early morning tour of the countryside via train on my way to Amsterdamme. But I liked what I saw and I'd love to go back.
 

Dr Cosmo

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Out and about in Spanish-speaking Berlin - Deutsche Welle [http://www.dw.de/out-and-about-in-spanish-speaking-berlin/a-16351421]

Berlin's Spanish and Latin American community has been rapidly expanding for years.
 

kannibus

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Several things, none of them evil.

1) Sexy Fraulines.
2) Beer. Lots of beer.
3) The fact that I sat down at a restaurant on Munich and got a free glass of wine but needed to PAY for a glass of water. WTF?
4) BMW.
5) Damn good food.

Okay I lied, there IS one evil thing I think of when I think of Germany.

Why the Bloody Hell do I need to pay to use a public restroom? WTF guys? SRSLY?
 

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