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Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 3:26 am

Simple question..

Do you like Germany.. yes or no..

Personally, I don't like Germany!

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 3:29 am

If we can only answer yes or no then I would have to say :

Yes.
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 3:32 am

Uuuuhhh. I'm sure that Andreas and Kirkie will join this thread within 1 hour.. hehe  Laugh out loud
And since I'm a dane and Germany was so nice to us during WWII I would have to say that I actually do like Germany. So a Yes from me..  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 3:32 am

Yes

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 3:40 am

Ja oder nein. hmmm. Never been, it's an ugly sounding langauge though.  Big grin
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 3:45 am

I've actually heard that quite a few times, ScottishLaddie - the "ugly sounding language"... though, for somewhat obvious reasons, I don't share the thought...

Then again, hearing people speak in those atrocious accents from Bavaria, Saxony or Berlin... I'm with you... Big grin

But to get back to the vote in progress here - put my vote into the "yes" column.

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P.S.: It would interest me somewhat, why people don't like Germany - don't worry, at least I won't tear you apart for giving your reasons... I'd just like to know.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 3:53 am

P.S.: It would interest me somewhat, why people don't like Germany - don't worry, at least I won't tear you apart for giving your reasons... I'd just like to know.

Well I've been to Germany.. 4 times.. Berlin twice and Frankfurt an Berlin once..

I really didn't like the countries "way".. didn't like most of the people, although some were very nice.. I don't like the culture of Germany and the history between the UK & Germany isn't that great.. maybe I should move on a bit and start living in the 21st century.. but for some reason I can't with Germany.. I really don't like the place!

Accent wise.. I can't stand it.. sounds awful.. I take German in school (couldn't take Italian as it wasn't in the correct column for my option subjects..) an I thought it best to take a German language..

My german teacher makes the country sound so much better than anywhere in the world when there are so many things wrong with it.. she never mentions the fact that Germany is literally in a recession, high unemployment and so on... She always compares it to the UK and how much better it is.. when really they are no better!

That's why I dislike Germany!

P.S. My GF loves Germany and the accent.. can't have everything, eh?

BTW, the only thing positive about Germany is that I met my GF there on a school trip...

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:10 am

I love it. I went on vacation there and had the best time. The food and drink were really good and cheap too. The people were nice, it was safe to walk around at night and there weren't pan handlers all over the cities like there are in Rochester. Probably due to a much better mental health system.
 
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Tue May 11, 2004 4:14 am

I love Germany.

Unfortunately, despite my German born mother and my proximity to Germany (2/3 kilometers), I still don't speak fluently in German. I have to work on it.

But Germany is wonderful: great beers, nice food though not as good as French one, very nice towns, cute and designed for the people with many parks for the kids.
I'd say the worst problem is that nobody speaks French  Smile/happy/getting dizzy But that's the same problem in France for Germans (even worse).
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:15 am

I love Germany. It is the cleanest country I have ever been to, lol. Extremely beautiful.

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:24 am

We´re certainly a prime projection surface for every perceived ill in the world for some... So why spoil the fun?  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:34 am

I love Germany but I dislike some parts of Berlin.
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:36 am

I was in Frankfurt just a couple of days ago, and I do like it. I overnight there about 5 times a year or so, and I like that it is clean, everything works, the food is good, the airport,taxis,and hotels are great. Of course, I also work in a country where none of the above statements apply, so the contrast is noticeable. Overall, my impression of Germany is very favourable.

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:37 am

From the pictures and documentries on the country, I can say I like it, but I really do not like the current chancelor.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:38 am

http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/article/0,2763,1202028,00.html

Very good article about the topic of the British-German relationship.
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:38 am

I went to work there for two weeks in a Nuke at Grafenheinfeld "Or similar" very near Sweinfurt and I thought it was a great place Germany, had a great time.

PS enjoyed Frankfurt also.  Big thumbs up
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:38 am

No

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Bullpitt

Tue May 11, 2004 4:45 am

Bullpitt: I went to work there for two weeks in a Nuke at Grafenheinfeld "Or similar" very near Sweinfurt and I thought it was a great place Germany, had a great time.

I grew up in Schweinfurt while the protests against that plant in Grafenrheinfeld were going on. Another example of the bavarian government pushing through a corruption-riddled project against the population...

But I´m glad you liked it there. It´s a very nice region, indeed; (As long as you can overlook the nuclear monster, that is.  Wink/being sarcastic)
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:53 am

I love Germany! Have been there twice. Such a beautiful country and the people are great. I'd have to say my three favorite cities/towns in Germany would have to be Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbuhl, and Heidelberg. Rothenburg is great for shopping and the city itself has an interesting history. And Munchen...oh my god, what a city! Munich at night just can blow you out of the water. Bad Bruckenau is absolutely fabulous to stay overnight in as well...have a great picture from when we stayed at the Dorint in Bad Bruckenau and it has "Bad Hotel" on the crest. Obviously it was the exact opposite though, Dorint's are top of the line. I'm of German descent so I have cultural ties to the country. Can't wait to get back to das Mutterland!
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 4:54 am

"Ja, äh nein, ich mein: JEIN!!"

I do like Germany because it's my home country - nothing like feeling at home.

But there is a lot of things that make me want to emigrate - for example, the way most things are over-regulated just because some people think there has to be a law for literally everything. Sometimes, German perfectionalism tends to get out of hand and people solve no problem at all rather than solving a few aspects of the problem.

What I also don't like is the "Sorry, I'm from Germany" attitude of many mainstream intellectuals. OK, so Germans did start two World Wars and committed all kinds of war crimes especially in WW2, but why is that a reason for me to feel ashamed of being German? I'll gladly accept my share of the responsibility of the German people for not letting people(s) forget the Holocaust and for getting closer together (international relationship-wise) to prevent history from repeating itself, but why on Earth should the history of my country, which I can't change, make me feel bad about being a citizen of it?
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:09 am

Yes

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:10 am

I used to like germany, but not anymore.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:13 am

Aloges,
It's not like you were around in that time period nor could you have done anything about it. I don't think that there is any reason to be personally ashamed of your heritage. If you really want to dig into it, Stalin makes Hitler look like an amateur. People come to power and they just have some really interesting ideas and at their hands atrocities are committed. My point being, what you can do in the meantime is learn from the mistakes of those before you and love people all around the world. The early-mid 20th century was certainly an interesting time for Germany but we can be thankful now that it is the great country that it should be.
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Tue May 11, 2004 5:23 am

Galaxy5: I used to like germany, but not anymore.

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:24 am

Compared to France, yes. It'll do.
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:25 am

Ja, ich liebe Deutschland.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:26 am

I love Germany... been there about 20 times or more.. My mom is from Freising and all her family is over there.. its been about 13 yrs since I have been cant wait til I go back over..
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:29 am

Ich liebe Deutschland!!!
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:39 am

Yes, I adore Germany  Smile

Ugly sounding language?  Smile Oy mate, then your hearing recepticles (aka ears) must be off tune  Wink/being sarcastic

Wenn man mich fragt ... ist Deutsch eine der schönsten Sprachen der Welt - und man kann die Lyrik in Deutsch am schönsten formen  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (und nein ich mag' Brosis überhaupt nicht  Big grin)

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:44 am

Yes.

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:54 am

I don't work in the Nuclear industry anymore but I must say that Grafenrheinfeld was very well operated and a very clean organization.

I hope to go to see Berlin in the near future. I think Germany is a nice country and have no problems with the Germans I have worked with, mainly Siemens KVU personnel. To be honest I preferred them to Westinghouse personnel.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 5:55 am

Never been there, but they build the best cars in the world. So yes I do.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:02 am

Germany has a big influence on my life. I enjoy it every time I visit!!! So my answer is definitely NO!! I love learning the language!! It is a challenge but it wouldn't be any fun if it was easy!!!


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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:12 am

I love Germany. I must admit, I had a pretty low opinion of it for most of my life. But then last spring, I applied for a program called the "Bridge to Berlin" program. After visiting NYC after 9/11, Chancellor Schroeder decided that he wanted to bring 1,000 NYC high school students to Germany, to bring the two countries closer.

I applied for it. It was free; I didn't have other plans for the summer. It wound up being probably the best experience of my life. I lived with a host family in Stuttgart. We toured the Porsche and Mercedes factories (we got to pick any Porsche to go for a test ride in, and we went on the test track at the Mercedes factory) and did a lot of other fun stuff in southwestern Germany. Then we went to Berlin and met with Schroeder and toured the city. It was such a remarkable trip....And it totally served it's purpose.

The most amazing thing to me was seeing the influence America had there, and it made me hopeful that someday the Middle East will be like this. Everywhere there was Coke, McDonalds, Marlboro, heck even the USAF patrolled the skies! Everyone spoke almost perfect English; music was all American. It was a lesson in globalization!

It made one American citizen--a person who has negative thoughts of Germany mostly from WWII--have a complete reversal of opinion on the country. And now I tell all of my friends and family to visit there and plan on going back whenever I can.

There should be lots of similar programs enacted. There is nothing like teenagers visiting a country and embracing it that can bring the countries closer together.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:14 am

Germany's great. It's Klaus and Andreas I have a problem with.  Big grin
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:16 am

Yes, I do like Germany.
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:30 am

Rjpieces, that's a wonderful post.

Any former exchange student will sign it. Just look up my signature on Google to see why I see it this way - hint: it's not because of airliners.net, but because of the organization mentioned on a bunch of other sites that Google will find!  Smile
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:30 am

RJpieces,
Us Westberliners have definitely a certain attachment to the US (and to Britain and France as well) due to the unique history. I grew up right beside a US Army barracks in Berlin (for those who´ve been there Andrews Barracks in Finkensteinallee). During my late teens, early to mid 20s I had several friends among the servicemen and their families. The Allied Kommandantura was just ten minutes by bicycle away from my highschool. I think most Westberliners prefered the Allied rule over the unification (the Allies let us Berliners more or less handle ourselves, we elected our mayor, the only times they interfered was when the city government was in conflict with Allied interests, like cutting down some forest to extend the runways at RAF Gatow, the British military airfield). This made Westberlin one of the most cosmopolitical places of the world. I think Berlin dropped a bit back into provincialism after the Allies left in 1994. We were sometimes critical of the Allies, but we loved them as well.
For me it is still strange not to be able to tune my radio into the BFBS, the AFN or the RIAS (Rundfunk im Amerikanischen Sektor, Radio in the American Sector) radio stations, and for me Bundeswehr soldiers look out of place in Berlin, even though I wouldn´t mind to see American, British, French or Russian uniforms.

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:31 am

I'm a big fan of Deutschland. The German people are among the nicest in Europe (if not the nicest) and I always feel good around them. I visited southern Germany some time ago, and when we left the entire village came out to say goodbye. Really a cool experiance.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:41 am

Edit to my last post, instead of "So my answer is definitely NO!!", it should be "So my answer is definitely YES, I do like Germany!!"
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 6:55 am

Aloges, which program did you do? That looks very interesting. I sent away for a catalog as I'm looking for something to do this summer. I hope it isn't too late to apply!
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:07 am

AFS Year Programme 2000/2001, heading to Brazil on the 20th July 2000 and returning to Germany on the 25th June 2001. Most exciting eleven months of my life, but definitely no summer programme!

However, you might want to check out the Community Service Programme. Do whatever you can to discover the world!
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:10 am

Yes.

I like the language, I like the culture and I enjoy visiting Germany.
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:15 am

Just an addition to my post:

German food is also amazing. When staying with my host family, I've never been more well fed in my life. I'm so serious; I was never hungry. I loved all of the meat and potatoes....And unfortunately, there aren't many German restaurants in NYC!
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:19 am

I would agree RJpieces. My host family fed me very well. One of my favourite dishes of all time has to be Currywurst (sausage in german curry). Tasted so nice I bought about 30 Bratwurst and loads of Currywurst powder and brought it all home with me!!

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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:23 am

Never been but would love to visit.

One thing..

Were Frankfuters invented in Frankfurt?

And were Hamburgers invented in Hamburg?

Just curious, as it's 6PM here on the US East Coast and Im about to go out and barbeque some "Hamburgers" and "Frankfuters" for dinner.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:28 am

LOL, British767! You know that your eating habits have quite a bit in common with Gerhard Schröder's, don't you? He's got a very soft spot for Currywurst, too.  Laugh out loud
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:32 am

Aloges, nein, I didn't know that  Smile That is kinda scary.
 
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:34 am

Hey, British767, I'll be in London for three days this month - need some extra Currywurst powder? I've got enough unused luggage allowance... Big grin

Aloges, I know what you mean about the "I'm sorry, but I'm from Germany" attitude - I often got into long discussions with my history teacher in 11th and 12th grade: she was absolutely convinced that everyone born in Germany has a personal responsibility for what happened - essentially, I told her that I thought that she should have her head checked... although I, once or twice, used less friendly words...

I told her again and again that I, born in 1972, had no chance whatsoever to change anything concerning WW2 - not being alive at that time does somewhat limit your possibilities - and that, as a consequence of that, I do not consider myself responsible for what happened... something that she simply didn't (or didn't want to) understand.
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RE: Do You Like Germany?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:34 am

"That is kinda scary." It certainly is. Especially when you think about all the stuff they put into Bratwurst - better just eat and enjoy it, without thinking!

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