The national characteristics of Germany - or these strange Germans

Germany, we sunk into the soul after a visit the modern city of munich. Country of clear rules, compliance with laws, andapplying the latest technology. Surely there are some disadvantages, how can it be without them, because there are no ideal countries, and they become noticeable after a long stay in Germany. However, what is bad for one is good for the other, everything is relative. In any case, with a good need to take an example.

View from the Olympic tower. Modern Munich.

Modern Munich.

Today, about those features of Germany that we noticed ourselves, and which Ollie told us about, who sheltered us for several days in Munich.

The first national feature of Germany isThe culture of cycling, which has already been calculated for more than a decade. We are so strange. How do you bike rides? Or cyclists with bicycles, just like a full-fledged car with a trunk? At this rate, the problems with parking bicycles may begin, so much so. And these are not expensive mountainous ones, but ordinary urban roads, affordable for absolutely everyone. Perhaps that is why there are old and rusty, tied to a tree and abandoned to their fate - they say, I forgot where I left, no problem, I will buy a new one.

Cycle paths in Munich.

Cycle paths in Munich.

Bicycle paths in Berlin

Bicycle paths in Berlin

Parked bike with bike cart

Parked bike with bike cart

Old bicycles in Germany

Old bicycles in Germany

In general, modern is not only in terms ofcycling movement. But in many other things, everything was done for some reason for people. Some public toilets in parking lots along the autobahns are worth something - sensors for switching on water and flushing are infrared, and sometimes classical music plays inside. This is not a hole in the floor in a wooden cabin with a bunch of flies. Also on each parking tables with benches where you can eat. And about the free highways without restrictions, I generally keep quiet.

Parking Germany every few tens of kilometers

Parking Germany every few tens of kilometers

Parking Germany every few tens of kilometers

Parking Germany every few tens of kilometers

Highway autobahns Germany

Highway autobahns Germany

Germany is a country of advanced technology. Nice to see the widespread use of solar panels and wind generators, the whole field is simple. And another feature of Germany - the sorting of garbage. Moreover, the Germans do not just distribute according to the type of material, but also divide glass of different colors and plastic according to different criteria. It is they who save natural resources. Strange, yes? After all, we, together with Africa, will nullify all their efforts. Spilim the whole forest, pollute all the rivers and lakes, we have some natural resources in bulk!

Alternative energy in Germany

Alternative energy in Germany

Alternative energy in Germany

Alternative energy in Germany

The first time, we went and wondered whereso many people with disabilities? Here it is, a prosperous country with a bunch of sick people! But a little later it became clear that in Russia, people with disabilities become outcasts of society, and they simply sit at home and no one sees them. Here they are ordinary people living a full life: wheelchairs with the latest technology, special lifts, facilities, a normal attitude on the part of society, friends.

Disabled on the streets

Disabled on the streets

From childhood I was inspired by the importance of bread forRussian people. And I thought that it is in Russia that they eat a lot of bread. Gradually, my illusions fade. First, in Turkey, I saw how much bread was being eaten, now I learned about this national peculiarity of Germany. Breakfast is several types of bread (bagels, bagels, croissants, baguettes) with jams, pastes, cheeses. And so every day. How do they not get better just? Baking on the streets is sold at every corner, at many metro stations. And how many kinds of it! And what about us? The half-finished puffs with 10 fillings, nourished with all, heated in the microwave ... On the other hand, we will eat less flour.

A huge variety of fresh bread rolls on every corner

A huge variety of fresh bread rolls on every corner

What do you want to do when you see the police? That's right, cross the road and get around, you never know what will happen to the power of the doomed. Here you can forget about these feelings. When we spent the night at the airport in Berlin, we were glad that a patrol was walking nearby and was guarding us. People really do their work.

Police in the subway of Munich

Police in the subway of Munich

Another feature of Germany is the behavior onthe road. Well, what a normal and self-respecting person will slow down when he sees a car with the turn signal on? After all, slip the same forward! No, in Germany it is definitely difficult to drive and drive - they let you pass everywhere, do not honk, when you interfere with movement, do not cut, rebuilding from row to row. And besides this, everyone observes high-speed modes and stand in a traffic jam and wait for their turn. So you can completely unlearn a car, and adrenaline does not enter the blood.

The most important feature of Germany, thoughfor sure, and the whole of Europe is the politeness and smile of people. And why should I ask? Why does the seller in the store smile? Especially if a bad mood. After all, much better naham, because then the day will not be lived in vain. So no, these strange Germans still ask about life, they say, like health, like life, where are you from. Absolutely crazy, bullied! But never mind, we bravely endured this friendliness for 4 weeks while we were in Europe. And when they arrived at Vnukovo, the border control turned out to be a balm on the heart - the border guards greeted us with such nasty mug that even in my chest something joyfully fluttered, feeling the return to their homeland. But the realization that the agony of staying in Europe is over has come only in our Russian supermarket - we are cheated and thrown the change - now we are at home!

And finally, a few photos of provincial Germany

Provincial Germany

Provincial Germany

Small Towns Germany

Small Towns Germany

Small Towns Germany

Small Towns Germany

Small Towns Germany

Small Towns Germany

P.S. May the patriots of Russia forgive me, but this article was written in the first days after arriving from Europe, and then the contrast was very noticeable. A little later, as usual, you stop noticing it all. And yes, I understand perfectly well that there are a lot of minuses in Germany, but I fear for many such minuses are better than those in Russia or other CIS countries.

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