german friends

Anstandsstück - Making German friends

If you eat the “Anstandsstück”, you shall be beheaded with a Guillotine The Anstandstück is a tone of high-German properness-ness etiquette that you will encounter on a daily basis in Germany. If you see that last piece of cake on plate, that last piece of hard candy or bar of chocolate, the last piece of whatever… here is what you need to do. But before we talk about consequences, what is the “Anstandsstück”?   What is the Anstandsstück? German friend culture Das Anstandstück is the last piece of cake nobody shall eat. The word: “Anstandsstück” cannot be translated into English, nor it is an EnglishRead More →

find german friends

  German friends This one is for you: our German-American friends: Making and finding German friends:  it takes time and is a planned matter. As an American, I would consider myself being a pretty bad friend in German terms and here’s why:   The expectations bar is set pretty high No, you can’t just walk in, grab a beer from the fridge and say hi to my dog before noticing me. Please use the Klingel (doorbell), call 30min before arriving, take off your shoes without asking, put on the guest slippers, shake my hand, say my house looks nice and then you’ve earned something toRead More →