Some surface observations of Germany as I cycle across it.
It seems superficially to still be quite religious, or least to still have remnants from its religious past. I haven't heard so many church bells for ages and there are roadside shrines quite often.
Germans love colour, particularly compared to Belgium. Cars and houses are much more likely to be painted in bright colours and sometimes the style is pretty kitsch but at least more expressive.
Germans sure like to smoke.
The evening was spent at Brauerei Gasthof Reichsadler, pretty much the only place for a drink in the small town of Mögglingen. Conversation was of the limitations of small town life and plans to live and study in Mexico for a while.