Originally Posted by hfallada
I have brought a one way ticket to Munich for next month. But any German I have told that Im going to Munich has warned me that the German dialect and Bavarian accent will be very difficult to understand. Should I be worried? Also is it difficult to find a summer job? I have retail experience and decent references. My German isnt amazing, but I imagine its good enough to get by.
I have a bayern mate im going to visit in muenster this week again. Tbh i found bayern german ok when i was on holiday there and whenever chatting to people. Its really just a northern austrian accent. Trust me they will speak clearly to you and me anyways as they just want people to make an effort and encourage them in turn. Gruss Gott is far better than guten tag every day.
I was thinking of heading over to one of the german countries myself or go to scandanavia to spend a year learning a nordic language if my contract isnt renewed in september.
Im told unemployments very low there. But its a bit dearer with irish style living costs. At least youre not in slavelandia though as they have a minimum going rate of eight an hour. Its meant to be a bit greasy so things run smoother with less red tape and bayern then gets a very bad rap. I actually found it to be the best german city ive been to so far. None of that schwabische hausfrau nonsense even if it is a bit like ireland.
Whereas many people would vote for the bavarian ff they definitely enjoy life. Irish people would fit in very well there id say. Not saying i vote for conservative types or condone flashiness far from it id be the other end of the scale but itd be a welcome antidote to the misery of 100 punt a week for any fella roughly around their early twenties to get a foot on the ladder there.