In Germany, if you arrive on time, you’re late!

Author: John Lee (CultureMee Co-founder)

Have you ever arrived late for a meeting or a train in Germany?

Try it out, and you’ll quickly see that everything works like clockwork here in Germany.

Meetings are always on time.

Trains arrive to the second.

Did you ever wonder why this is?

If you’re curious about other cultures, and enjoy travelling, then you’ll also see this in the Netherlands and in Japan, two other cultures which place a high value on timeliness.

This example goes to the heart of why we started CultureMee, our free app which helps you embrace culture when travelling abroad.

A lot of my love for culture came during my summer living in Munich (working in the Hard Rock cafe opposite the Hofbräuhaus) followed by a year studying on Erasmus in Passau.

The experiences travelling around Europe by car, bus, train and airplane will live long in the memory.

So what is CultureMee?

High level, we help you unlock the local culture, including basic do’s and don’ts, dining etiquette and business culture (useful when negotiating in the local markets!).

We also provide lots of handy travel advice for typical traveller frustrations such as visas, vaccinations and plugs.

We recently launched a video platform, which will put you in the driving seat to give your own perspective on culture.

For anyone still hungry for more, we’ve got plenty of fun facts you keep you entertained. Did you know the unibrow is considered a highly attractive feature in women in Tajikistan?

Join us on our journey to help bring culture to the world, one traveller at a time.

To see Dee’s tips on navigating German culture, see:

To see Dee and I explain our CultureMee app, visit

P.S. Here’s one more of our CultureMee fun facts, did you know that BeerYoga was invented in Germany?

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