Dear Tante Lene: How Should I Tip In Germany?

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Dear Tante Lene, “For good service, I will gladly pay a tip… but how much is appropriate in Germany? And what do I do if I was not satisfied?” Your nephew, Sam H.   Dear Sam, To tip is not only polite in many service occupations but appreciated.  In Germany, restaurant …

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Dear Tante Lene: Why Don’t German Eggs Have To Be Refrigerated?

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Dear Tante Lene, “While traveling in Germany, I noticed that the eggs in supermarkets are not refrigerated. Is this a potential health issue and are they safe to eat?” Your loving nephew, Mark P   Dear Mark, Many consumers traveling through Germany may wonder why, even in the hottest summers, …

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Dear Tante Lene: What’s the Story On Germans Digging Up Old Graves?

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Dear Tante Lene, “Is true that graves, in Germany, are dug up after a certain amount of time to make room for another deceased person?” Your favorite niece, Kathleen   Dear Kathlene, Because of space limitations, German cemeteries began reusing graves approximately 200 years ago. Most German cemeteries allow their …

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