But what is typical for Germany nowadays? Certainly an enthusiasm for summer barbecues and model railway sets; possibly also dance schools and a concern for good etiquette. But what are dogs doing here?
Welcome! You've already begun your journey of discovery, because many different things can be typical of one country. A certain way people have of greeting each other when introduced at parties; or how the goods are arranged in the supermarkets; what old ladies order in the cafés; what front gardens look like - or the type of sofa in the living room.