Would you like to bookmark this item?

You can bookmark this item and revisit it later using the “My Bookmarks” function at the bottom of the page. Bookmarking items is only possible when you’ve enabled cookies on your browser. Please note: If you delete your cookies, all previously set bookmarks will be erased.

zum Inhalt springen

Communicate with locals

German is of course the main language spoken in Germany. However, like in every country, Germany also has different dialects, whereas "High German" is understood everywhere. Try and use some body language and as many hand gestures as possible to get your point across when communicating with locals.

Here are just a few suitable phrases you can use during your stay in Germany. But don't worry; since visitors from all over the world are expected during the LutherDecade, many LutherCountry residents will be used to speaking English, so there shouldn't be too many language barriers. It is always appreciated when someone can deliver just a few words, even when being able to hold a full conversation is not expected whatsoever. And don't worry about the pronunciation just yet; you will pick it up in no time!