German laws: 6 surprising things that are forbidden in Germany | Meet the Germans

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It's no secret that Germans love rules. But some surprising things can get you into trouble here. Don't worry - Rachel is here to keep you on the right side of the law!
Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from saunas to asparagus or the ins and outs of German small talk.
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  • Queen Butterfly

    Queen Butterfly

    Dzień temu

    I'm going to be police officer, and me and my fiancé want to move to Germany, is this a good idea,

  • Doge dude

    Doge dude

    Dzień temu

    Prinzessin Spargel?
    Wenn das dein Name ist, dann spinnen deine Eltern

  • leo

    leo

    2 dni temu

    Kennst du mich?

  • Joo Jewce

    Joo Jewce

    3 dni temu

    you know I don't even trust germany.
    Just 20 years ago we were fighting these guys in WW2.

  • L. Washburn

    L. Washburn

    4 dni temu

    Pegging out washing on sunday is also forbidden. Don‘t ask, smh

    • Timothy Wagner

      Timothy Wagner

      2 dni temu

      I think every country has at least one law that all the countries look and go WTF

  • Stahlflower Animation 'n Art

    Stahlflower Animation 'n Art

    4 dni temu

    I want my name changed.

  • Катя Ятак

    Катя Ятак

    5 dni temu

    I know. Free speech, the right to defend yourself, and the right to a fair trial?

  • Ankit Saini

    Ankit Saini

    5 dni temu

    Ia Germany safe?

    • DW Euromaxx

      DW Euromaxx

      5 dni temu

      As long as Policewoman Rachel is responsible for security: Yes! 👮‍♀️😉

  • F Sch

    F Sch

    5 dni temu

    Well the quiet sunday is most strictly enforced in bavaria and small villages. Like I live in a city and people constantly do stuff on sundays because they work on saturdays.
    If you are outside of bavaria it gets less christian and strict when it comes to thes laws.

  • Vincent T.

    Vincent T.

    6 dni temu

    That isn't correct!
    Never heard about "good friday"... But on Sunday it is ALLOWED to work (e.g. hammering, dancing, etc.)
    But you are not allowed to bother other people with your work or work vocational on sundays.

  • Chebo

    Chebo

    6 dni temu

    Thank goodness...some silence

  • Ash Perry

    Ash Perry

    6 dni temu

    This is no joke either. A week after I moved to Germany I decided to mow the lawn on a Sunday (not knowing I couldn't) and within minutes the neighbours were on the fence yelling and threatening to call the police!

  • akr01364

    akr01364

    7 dni temu

    Ah, yes, the 'volk' preservation tactics that made people feel together during the cold war and during reconstruction. But, are seldom ever really paid too much attention to unless they're truly disturbing. BTW: you can indeed wash your car. It's just usually the case that you can't do it near an aquifer or a body of water nearby. Though, it can depend on whether the police are paying that close attention to you that day.

  • MyLatin1

    MyLatin1

    7 dni temu

    A law against insults what complete and utter BS

  • rutger boeve

    rutger boeve

    7 dni temu

    Ordnung muss sein 🤣

  • Banarasiya Tashan

    Banarasiya Tashan

    7 dni temu

    love snowfall in munich..
    https://youtu.be/sHnHw-JIycc

  • Iron Candy

    Iron Candy

    7 dni temu

    OMG insulting someone gets you hefty penalty but crossing a red traffic light endangering people & potentially risking lifes is less than a parking ticket????????

  • help everyone

    help everyone

    7 dni temu

    oh my gosh people would be getting thrown in jail left and right in America if they made those rules not that people don't already in America get thrown in jail left and right actually I think all of America would be locked up if we had those rules

  • ONE8TY.

    ONE8TY.

    7 dni temu

    sry, but basically every single fact in this list is poorly researched

    • Schmi Di

      Schmi Di

      6 dni temu

      Can't find anything wrong in this video. Only the DiY on sunday thing is just scratching the surface and can be way more weird than shown in the vid, but it's not wrong.

    • DW Euromaxx

      DW Euromaxx

      6 dni temu

      Please substantiate your thesis 👨‍🎓

  • Thomas Weeks

    Thomas Weeks

    8 dni temu

    I love German people

  • Bencze

    Bencze

    8 dni temu

    What I noticed is a lot of people disobey a lot of rules but if you're unlucky the police might act like you're a criminal and take small harmless things super seriously, while 99% just get away with it. Even a lot of people don't signal with their car which could actually be dangerous but that is apparently ok. This inconsistency, or weird priority of things is really confusing and seems to defy logic.

  • Kiku Honda

    Kiku Honda

    8 dni temu

    Ypu don't have to pay for insulting someone, only like...police etc

  • Ni To

    Ni To

    8 dni temu

    How about everything

  • Racker

    Racker

    9 dni temu

    It does seem the old right society has really moved a long way to the left. Sorry for the free folks.

  • TheSixthMonth

    TheSixthMonth

    9 dni temu

    This dancing thing is completly new to me. Did i miss something?!

  • Adeos

    Adeos

    9 dni temu

    2:22 my surname is stephan xD

  • Wa Wi

    Wa Wi

    9 dni temu

    Would love to be shackled by Polizei Rachel, I'm sorry for my dirty mind 🙈

  • It is a Beautiful World

    It is a Beautiful World

    10 dni temu

    What about the private use of handcuffs .... 😆...sind korrupte oder lügende Politiker verboten ?

  • Jaap Bruijn

    Jaap Bruijn

    10 dni temu

    Please compare German law and orders with the Swiss one‘s! In Switzerland one can‘t do anything!

  • Knightonagreyhorse

    Knightonagreyhorse

    10 dni temu

    Apart from the street crossing rules I think all of these are quite reasonable.

  • M T

    M T

    10 dni temu

    too far

  • Disco Jellyfish

    Disco Jellyfish

    11 dni temu

    Me living on the countryside wondering when the last time was I saw a police in my area. Yeah, its been a few years.

  • Elmer T Fuddrucker

    Elmer T Fuddrucker

    11 dni temu

    No banging on Sunday? Guess no afternoon delight.

  • christopher hennessey

    christopher hennessey

    12 dni temu

    Sounds a bit much.

  • Torf Der Knoll

    Torf Der Knoll

    12 dni temu

    I can't comprehend the amount of pure *dumb* in this comment section.

    • Torf Der Knoll

      Torf Der Knoll

      10 dni temu

      ​@bweaty Fingy It's not an attack of human dignity, it's a fact.

    • bweaty Fingy

      bweaty Fingy

      10 dni temu

      That's a fine right there.

  • JB Khan

    JB Khan

    12 dni temu

    I've always thought Germany was a really interesting place with a great language and culture. However, these sorts of controlling, pedantic things make me never want to live there.

    • Torf Der Knoll

      Torf Der Knoll

      12 dni temu

      I don't really get what's "so" controlling about this, but I do have to admit that we are very pedantic here.

  • malcolm nicholls

    malcolm nicholls

    12 dni temu

    I use the Sunday rule in UK. I d.i.y. quite a lot, but it's discurteous to ruin Sunday for others. Many people move house 'cause of the f****** idiots next door.

  • Joshua Garrard

    Joshua Garrard

    12 dni temu

    That last laws a money making racket that is

  • Joshua Garrard

    Joshua Garrard

    12 dni temu

    Insulting someone and you go to jail are Germans that week in Australia if someone insults me I just tell them to f*** off

  • Rocky Balboa

    Rocky Balboa

    13 dni temu

    I once recycled glass on a sunday. Suddenly an old man on his bike came and threatened to call the police. At the same time the church bells started ringing. And I was like: Wtf? The Church bells are like waking up the whole village. But he gets aggressive about some glass o.o

    • DW Euromaxx

      DW Euromaxx

      13 dni temu

      Some people cycle, others recycle! 😉

  • Scott Andrew Hutchins

    Scott Andrew Hutchins

    13 dni temu

    Sounds like Germany is still fascist.

    • Jan Cleve

      Jan Cleve

      11 dni temu

      Really? What part of the video gave you that idea? Yes, we still have some neo-nazis (the original ones are mostly dead or really old) but I honesly wonder which of the mentioned laws is facist for you? For most of this laws we have here, there is a perfect non facist reason. The only one I could see was the naming thing and that is just for the protection of the children to prevent things like Flower Rainbow Smidt. BtW: If you want an unusual name, you can get an artist name without any of the rules. Pay 60 bucks, get a note of two persons that states that they know you by your artist name and go to your citizen office. They add that name in the artist name section of your passport and volià you can call your self nearly anything. Forbidden are just names that refer to the facists like Hitler or Himmler.

  • Max Zago

    Max Zago

    13 dni temu

    Germany is a country with no stress

  • Vipin Patil

    Vipin Patil

    13 dni temu

    What about asking a female officer out on a date? Particularly you???

  • Nyx019

    Nyx019

    14 dni temu

    As a German, I can say, I only knew the last 2.

  • Nick Meade

    Nick Meade

    14 dni temu

    It's good to have rules, and their rules (as presented in the video) seem to make sense (to a varying degree)…
    I've never been to Germany, and am not an expert on German law, buuut… it does seem like they are taking things a bit too far (based purely on the way things were presented in the video)… like, have rules, but ignore them when it makes sense to (obviously it would never make sense to ignore them flagrantly in front of a police officer).
    Presumably few people wish to get hit by a car... but if there are no cars on the road... waiting for the lights to change seems a bit pointless... other than avoiding being punished for disobeying a rule even when the rule (contextually) makes no sense...

    • Manti Core

      Manti Core

      9 dni temu

      It should be noted, most of the "Laws" in this Video are overexaggerated. Most People ignore it as long as you're not obnoxious about it or hurt other People. (or cross a red light while there are Children, as it sets a bad Example) In most Cases, IF the Police is involved, they will tell you stop what you're doing. You won't immediately get a Fine for being loud on a Sunday. (unless you're doing it repeatedly) Hell, I've run over the Street on a red Light while in front of a Police Car. No one gave a Shit. I would've only got in trouble if I hurt myself or someone else while doing it.

  • Nico Adrian

    Nico Adrian

    14 dni temu

    This is weirdly exaggerated

  • Why Me

    Why Me

    15 dni temu

    This is if your not a immigrant then you can do what you want. None of these laws cover muslims or af fa cans.

  • Shovan Saha

    Shovan Saha

    15 dni temu

    This is crazy

  • Shiraz Lodhi

    Shiraz Lodhi

    15 dni temu

    Peng ting

  • Shiraz Lodhi

    Shiraz Lodhi

    15 dni temu

    A mixture cuz I don't like the syestem

  • Kirill

    Kirill

    15 dni temu

    Don't forget they can drink tap water.
    Moreover, the regulations on the quality of tap water is far more strict than for a bottled water from a supermarket )))
    I'm ok with not washing my car with chemicals near my house.))

  • Ursula Smith

    Ursula Smith

    16 dni temu

    This USED to be like this, its no longer the case.

    • kakashi hatake

      kakashi hatake

      12 dni temu

      U mean bout the quiet days?

  • Wilfried Dehne

    Wilfried Dehne

    16 dni temu

    Germany is ~ size of Montana. Montana ~ 1.0 Million people, Germany 82 Million. It takes discipline and rules to make life bearable. Murder rate in Germany 1.0/100,000. Montana is 3.2/100,000. BTW USA 4.9/100,000.
    Japan ~ size of California but twice as many people. More rules. Murder rate Japan is 0.2/100,000. California is 4.4/100,00. What do you want? More murders or more rules? It is obvious is it not? I can not stand the rules in Japan. I left Germany in part because of those rules. The USA it is for me but...........!

  • Markus Zinnäcker

    Markus Zinnäcker

    16 dni temu

    shut the fridge

  • Alex Taylor

    Alex Taylor

    16 dni temu

    if it doesnt involve...banging
    Ehh *hust*

  • Sofian Issa

    Sofian Issa

    16 dni temu

    Germany is awesome, they just need faster internet everywhere

  • Ryan Gajsek

    Ryan Gajsek

    17 dni temu

    Dancing in public forbidden? How about grinding and groping your girlfriend on the U-bahn? It seems it is okay in Berlin.

  • NightDater_com

    NightDater_com

    17 dni temu

    You have gone too far, guys...
    Deswegen lebe ich in Kanada, lol...

  • Pug Tato

    Pug Tato

    17 dni temu

    Comedy is banned

  • Muhidden Misbak

    Muhidden Misbak

    17 dni temu

    "Have Germans gone too far?"
    Yah, in Russia and Poland.