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Culture Wise Germany


The Essential Guide to Culture, Customs & Business Etiquette

Travellers often underestimate the depth of cultural isolation they can face abroad, particularly in a country with a different language. To many people, Germany may seem a relatively easy option, with its long history of welcoming ‘guest’ workers, widely-spoken English and millions of visitors. However, sooner or later most newcomers find certain aspects of German life alien – and some come unstuck as a result. Culture Wise Germany will help you understand Germany and its people, and adapt to the German way of life. Most importantly, it will enable you to quickly feel at home.


Inside you’ll discover:

? How to deal with and overcome culture shock

? The historical & political background to modern Germany

? German attitudes & values – at home and at work

? Do’s, don’ts & taboos

? How to enjoy yourself the German way

? Business & professional etiquette

? Germany’s spoken & body language

? Getting around Germany safely

? Shopping the German way


The Culture Wise series of guides is essential reading for visitors who want to understand how a country really works. Whether you’re planning to stay for a few days or a lifetime, they will help you find you feet after arrival, settle in smoothly and integrate into your new surroundings.

            Culture Wise guides reduce the anxiety factor in adapting to a foreign culture; explain how to behave in everyday situations in order to avoid cultural and social gaffes; help you get along with neighbours, make friends and establish lasting business contacts; and enhance your understanding of a country and its people.


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I should preface my comments by saying I was born and lived for a few years in Germany when I was a child. I decided to read the book before a study tour for teachers. I wanted to be sure I was up-to-date on the cultural mores of a country I had left many years before. The book served that purpose nicely. It focuses on the cultural essentials that help one better understand life in contemporary Germany. It is concisely written and can probably be read in an evening or during the long overseas flight. I would recommend it to anyone who is embarking on a trip or just updating his or her knowledge of an often misunderstood country and its people.
- Pernickety Person, Amazon

A truly wonderful book for anyone thinking about living in or even just visiting Germany. It's full of useful tips and essential pieces of information, that will help you to get through everyday life much easier. I wish this book had been around when I first came here : - Mark Hogarth, Amazon

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Author: Pamela Wilson
ISBN-10: 1-905303-33-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-905303-33-5
Edition: 1st
Published: 1st May 2009
Number of Pages: 232 Pages
Dimensions: 130mm W x 200mm H
Book Type: Paperback