What souvenir best represents Germany?

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Hi,

I'll be visiting friends in the Caribbean who asked me to bring them something representative of Germany. I am pretty lost, so I would like to ask if anyone has any suggestions. Aside from the national flag.

Thanks,

tschüss

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Arrogance?

Or how about one of those porcelain beer mugs - ideally with a lid.

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Not  sure which part of Germany you are living in.  Steins, Lederhosen- these may be  representative of southern Germany. Not up here!

Favourite gifts here- Luebecker Marzipan,  liquors made from Sanddorn,  Fish specialties,   blue and white Friesian  dishes/pottery,  striped    sailor's shirts.!!

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1 hour ago, RedMidge said:

...striped sailor's shirts.!!

 

They were introduced to the French navy in 1858. So not especially German

 

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The Breton stripe shirt was first introduced in 1858 as the uniform for all French navy seaman in Northern France. The original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon Bonaparte’s victories and the distinctive stripes made it easier to spot wayward sailors who had fallen overboard.

 

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54 minutes ago, Alexnf said:

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Surely these should be called  sandal socks and not sock sandals as they are clearly socks that look like sandals and not sandals that look like socks... :)

 

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4 hours ago, Uncle Nick said:

 

They were introduced to the French navy in 1858. So not especially German

 

 

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Yes- have read about the origin!  But, very distinctive up here and in Friesland. Not to mention Denmark.

Great attire when drinking beer!!!

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Bring a selection of little bottles of booze you see at the supermarket checkout. 

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Düsseldorfer Senf!  Get the stuff in tubes, rather than glass jars.  It's lighter in the luggage and less prone to breakage.  Plus it's cheap!!

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54 minutes ago, silty1 said:

Bring a selection of little bottles of booze you see at the supermarket checkout. 

 

Something like this:

 

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if you're into the Christmas thing,  Germans make the best nutcrackers (Seiffen)

 

 

 

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