Colour Research Vol.2

Moinmoin, Grüß Gott and Servus!

What is important to Germans…

On a trip through Germany you will notice how different and diverse this country is. From the Baltic Sea to the foothills of the Alps, the language, regional cuisine and customs change in addition to the landscape. But what do all Germans rave about?

The sea and its beach landscapes - a typical sight in northern Germany: here, everything is flat, a rough breeze is blowing. Light sand, yellow-golden grass, calm sea, and blue sky - as far as the eye can see. Fresh, clear colours are predominant. A paradise for everyone with a preference for sun, sea, and being outdoors - what more do you want? For many people, the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the Number One holiday region. Large parts of the country are part of nature conservation programmes. The intact nature in combination with idyllic villages and maritime flair result in ever new visitor records. With their cheerfulness and cordiality, the people living along the coast contribute a pinch of authenticity. 

Sausage Delight – German Sausage Culture

In Germany, a lot revolves around the beloved sausage. This is already evident in the language. Important decisions are commented on with "Es geh um die Wurst" (It's about the sausage, meaning: It's make or break.). When something is irrelevant, then you hear: "Es ist Wurst" (It's sausage, meaning: It's all the same to me). The selection of sausages is as varied as the German landscapes. And an equally enjoyable experience. Raw sausage, boiled sausage, smoked sausage, bratwurst. Sometimes fried, sometimes grilled or even sucked. Whether Berlin curry sausage, a pair of "frankfurters" or the typical Bavarian weisswurst - ketchup or mustard is important! 

The Germans and the Forest

Germans open their hearts when they dive into the green of the forest. Like no other nation, they have their very own relationship to the forest. It has always been a place of longing and refuge for Germans. Even the ancient Germanic tribes hid in forests from the Romans. Today, meditative walks and survival training for the regeneration of top performers at risk of burnout take place in the green oases. The tranquillity and naturalness of nature help you to unwind and again get a grip on reality. The forest is also the ideal place to celebrate: In Frankfurt / Main, the "Wäldchestag" is traditionally celebrated on the Tuesday after Whitsuntide. Since the end of the 18th century, the popular festival has attracted townspeople to Frankfurt's city forest.

Book: "Gebrauchsanweisung für Deutschland", Wolfgang Koydl, Piper Verlag