Culture Comparison: Germany & Korea

November 26, 2023 marks the 140th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Germany and Korea.

Let’s find out some similarities and differences between Germany and Korea!



  • Loves mayo with french fries
  • Water usually not free in restaurents
  • No bathrooms in the subway stations
  • 112 is for the fire brigade
  • There is the ground floor (Erdgeschoss)


  • Loves ketchup with french fries
  • Water usually free in restaurents
  • Bathrooms are in the subway stations
  • 112 is for the police
  • 1st floor is the ground floor



  • Experienced a war
  • Experience(d) division
  • Saw fast economic growth

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