All work and no play makes Germans crude stereotypes

SINCE THE turn of the year, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the German-Irish relationship – in January I moved to Hamburg for six months, experiencing first-hand the exceptional quality of life that Germans take for granted (in short, they have it sweet). I’ve had some preconceptions confirmed and others contradicted, learning a lot about the idiosyncrasies of the German people and their culture, as you do when you live somewhere new.

But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned, something that is at once quite remarkable and yet also somewhat unsurprising, isn’t about the German people at all, it’s about us – by and large, nobody in Ireland knows all that much about Germany today.

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