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Old 02-02-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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Do you think Germans are accepting of Texans and would they be generally more accepting of a Texan with Germany ancestry?
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I'm not even sure how a German would know that a tourist was from Texas, unless he is wearing a T-shirt that proclaims "I am from Texas!"

My experience in Germany, as a non-Texan tourist from the USA, is that the people are dignified and very willing to be helpful. Everywhere I went in Germany, people were patient with me as I tried to communicate with my 10 words of German and their old high school English. We managed to get the communicating done, and since I am a cheerful person, the exchange always ended up with smiles.

Don't mistake their dignity for lack of friendliness, they are fine people.

But still, I suspect that most Europeans don't even know where Texas is located. It's not their country and it is not their history. There is no reason why a tourist from Texas would be treated any differently than a tourist from Pennsylvania or a tourist from North Dakota.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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> But still, I suspect that most Europeans don't even know where Texas is located.

I'll bet far more Germans can identify Texas than Texans who can find Munich.

> Do you think Germans are accepting of Texans

In Europe being loud and overbearing is frowned upon. If that is you (Texan or whatever) then expect to be...not liked.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Just wear your "Schlitterbahn Waterpark" Texas T-shirt and you will be accepted!

You don't really need to mention you are from TX.... but I find if you are VISITING Germany you will be treated kindly. Living there... is a bit more complex, but still welcoming. If not... go next door to Denmark!

Bring some BBQ!
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Do you think Germans are accepting of Texans and would they be generally more accepting of a Texan with Germany ancestry?
it vood help iffen you SPEEK wid a German achtsint!!! like so
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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I'm not even sure how a German would know that a tourist was from Texas, unless he is wearing a T-shirt that proclaims "I am from Texas!"

My experience in Germany, as a non-Texan tourist from the USA, is that the people are dignified and very willing to be helpful. Everywhere I went in Germany, people were patient with me as I tried to communicate with my 10 words of German and their old high school English. We managed to get the communicating done, and since I am a cheerful person, the exchange always ended up with smiles.

Don't mistake their dignity for lack of friendliness, they are fine people.

But still, I suspect that most Europeans don't even know where Texas is located. It's not their country and it is not their history. There is no reason why a tourist from Texas would be treated any differently than a tourist from Pennsylvania or a tourist from North Dakota.

I'm betting a Texan tourist would be easy to spot compared to a tourist from PA or ND.

ATTITUDE would give a Texan away.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Do you think Germans are accepting of Texans and would they be generally more accepting of a Texan with Germany ancestry?
What do you mean by that? Your father came to the US in the '70s and you are able to communicate in German or your family moved to Texas back in 1837?

Option 2 won't be of much interest to the average German. Option 1 would make communication with the locals a lot easier.
In any case: I doubt you'll receive any special treatment for being Texan in Germany. People will be friendly and helpful Most of them won't care where you are from, so there is no need to lie
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:36 PM
 
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Do you think Germans are accepting of Texans and would they be generally more accepting of a Texan with Germany ancestry?
As long as you don't order barbecued brisket with your schnitzel you will be ok.

Frankly, this can't be a serious subject is it?
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Is this question for real?
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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George W. Bush once got flogged in Germany with a Bratwurst, but I don't think that had anything to do with the fact that he's a Texan.
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