Become a German – the Brit view
This is actually one I’d like to be seen by some Germans – when it comes to whingeing about how bad all is… And to understand that some behaviours might be more of a virtue – if not overdone.
And I’d like to emphasis that “sauerkraut” is not THE national dish, even not served warm… There are several others distributed by region. Sauerkraut – as well as reducing Germany to Bavarian style – is a relict from the after war times or more generally when poorness was around a country. It is just a cheap vegetable to be preserved fresh without a fridge.