My travels to Germany, including a homestay, have enlightened me about the multi-faceted German culture. I had seen first-hand the differences between the American and German way of life. Additionally, my family hosted a German student who apprised me with her background as she noted cultural differences between Germany and the United States. Of all my stays in Germany, I have spent the most time in Berlin, which has provided me with a more urban perspective of the German culture. Many personal characteristics and cultural aspects are relevant to all Germans, while some vary from region to region.