Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Germany accepting of differences?
When we asked people about diversity in Germany and whether locals are accepting of differences, they said...
"Yes, there is a lot of diversity in Germany. Its population is composed of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, both German and non-German. Germany is generally considered to be an accepting and tolerant nation with regards to differences. The government promotes diversity and equality, which is apparent in many public policies. Generally, people in Germany are accepting of differences, although there may be some pockets of intolerance. Despite this, overall, Germany is an inclusive and welcoming place for people from different backgrounds," explained one expat living in Germany.
"Heidelberg has a very diverse and international character as a result of several factors. Most notable is the city's large and prestigious university, which attracts lots of German and international students. The city also has large expat and immigrant communities. The U.S. military installations in and around the city and the military personell and civillian workers who live offbase. Because of the academic and international character of the town, most people speak some degree of English," said another expat in Heidelberg, Germany.
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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Germany accepting of differences?If you live in Germany, newcomers to Germany would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.