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TELL US: What food culture shocks have you experienced in Germany?

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TELL US: What food culture shocks have you experienced in Germany?
A customer visits the "Leberkäs" drive-thru in Pfingen, Baden-Württemberg. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Felix Kästle

From beer for breakfast to raw meat on bread, we'd love to know what's surprised or shocked you about food culture in Germany.


Navigating food culture in a foreign country can be a minefield - and Germany is no exception.

Whether it's the blank stare you get after asking for tap water in a restaurant or the idea of having bread for dinner, there are a plenty of strange quirks when it comes to eating and drinking in the Bundesrepublik. We'd love to hear what you've noticed! 

Please share your experiences and opinions with our readers by filling in the questionnaire below. We aim to use the best responses in a future article.

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