cultural difference 35: air conditioningJune 25, 2010
After a much too cool spring and a rainy start into the summer, we had much warmer weather (about 80° F) today. That made me think of air conditioning — or the lack thereof.
Most German houses and even office buildings have no air conditioning. Most of the newer, bigger cars have it, though.
I’ve come across a funny (and, for the most part, true) blog post, in which an American makes fun of the German “superstition” that changes in temperature are detrimental to your health. Maybe that’s why we don’t have air conditioning.