5 Differences between Germans and Swedes – funny –

Hey friends, i was thinking of creating a fun fact article and i hope you all like it! =)

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Germans can have a beer for lunch & a glass of wine after Diner. Many of us have one (or more) beer every day. Coming from Bavaria i grew up drinking Radler (a beer mixed with a soft drink) from the age of 12 at special occasions.
Swedes think kind this is alcoholism. Which is why they drink almost nothing during the week, but do their best to catch up on during the weekends. Let’s keep it short: Swedes are like a bottle of vodka: from the outside they look unexcited, calm, pure like water, colorless. But once they open up…
… you will probably detect a slight smell of alcohol.

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Bortzeit – Smorging
Germans use a β€œnormal” knife to spread butter on a slice of bread. In Germany, bread is more than just food – it is a part of the German culture we have 300 different bread varieties.
Swedes have come up with a genius idea. They invented the smΓΆrkniv, a wooden butter knife, whose sole purpose is to spread butter on things. Loving their Crisp bread -KnΓ€ckebrΓΆd – it is served at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Germans are very proud of our world cup wins in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.
Swedes can talk for hours about the friendly match vs. England in 2012 and the outrageous Zlatan Ibrahimovic overhead kick from 35 yards.

Swedes are peaceful
Germans lets just say we have contributed to the last few wars the world has seen.
Swedes live in peace for more than 200 years. They stayed in their red wooden houses, thinking, β€œnjÀÀ, let the others do.”

Aspirin and co.
Germans work even if they are sick. We take two Aspirin and carry on. If we really get sick, we go to see a Doctor (Yes in Germany you can see a Doctor whenever YOU want)
Swedes panic when they hear someone sneezing. They take Alvedon or Ipren whenever they (believe they) have any kind of illness. This is mostly due to the fact, that if they call a Doctor, a nurse will answer and say: β€œIf Alvedon or Ipren didn’t help, please call us again in four weeks…”

Published by Marco Strong

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11 thoughts on “5 Differences between Germans and Swedes – funny –

  1. Funny Post πŸ˜‹ I think itβ€˜s realy nice to know both cultures πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ #lovebavaria

  2. Having lived in Vasternorrland for 1 1/2 years I totally hear you and could add a couple of other quirks from the people especially up north…..but we’ve also had the greatest and most loving Swedish neighbors you could ask for!
    Being German, having lived in Sweden and now in Canada….well, let’s just say there are some more things we could add from the Canadian side πŸ˜‰
    Love your idea of this comparison and not taking that too seriously !!
    Take care and all the best from Nova Scotia

  3. One more funfact: Germans think, SurstrΓΆmming is disgusting but eat PfΓ€lzer Saumagen.πŸ˜œπŸ˜‰

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