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Germany - too much order and rules?

(Photos © D. Nutting) Einwurfzeiten Skateboard verboten
Fahrräder verboten Betreten verboten

Some German emigrants feel that Australia is a less rule-governed place than Germany (e.g. Regine). Indeed, verboten (prohibited) signs such as these (see the photos above) are not as widespread in Australia as in Germany. A German proverb seems to indicate that the Germans particularly like order and regulations: "Ordnung muss sein!" ("There has to be order").
The photos show (clockwise from top-left): a public recycling bin for glass - there are fixed times when you are allowed to deposit glass there; skateboards and rollerskating prohibited; entry prohibited; parking of bikes prohibited.

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