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My FIRST TIME in Germany WAS NOT What I Expected!

  • Published on May 27, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Just an American trying to learn more about and Germany and the rest of Europe.
    Today we're gonna check out MY FIRST TIME EVER visiting Germany! I can promise you this... it was definitely NOT what I expected!
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  • Jona_zkk
    Jona_zkk 3 months ago +9976

    Im watching some random person in never met in my life eating a Döner and there is a tear rolling down my face. Crazy world we live in

    • Hendrik Sattler
      Hendrik Sattler 3 months ago +87


    • KathrinB.
      KathrinB. 3 months ago +23


    • DanielRMueller
      DanielRMueller 3 months ago +83

      This might be why the Doctor has his companions. He's seen the entirety of space and time already, but with his companions, he gets to experience the familiar as something new again... We don't know the entirety of space and time, but we know Germany and it's all normal... With Bray we get to see it as something new...

    • Carimm
      Carimm 3 months ago +178

      He thinks its good now... Wait until hes drunk at 3am

    • Jonah Arcos
      Jonah Arcos 3 months ago +5

      Same bro 😂

  • Marcelus K
    Marcelus K 3 months ago +5527

    Ich habe noch nie jemanden mit so einer Begeisterung beim Döner Essen zugesehen. Ich liebe es. 😅

    • San Chairudo
      San Chairudo 3 months ago +98

      Für einen selbst ist sowas halt eher Alltag. Geht uns ja ähnlich wenn wir irgendwo was fremdes im Ausland essen.
      For oneself this is just everyday stuff. We have the same experience when we visit other countries and eat foreign food.

    • Gondula Gause
      Gondula Gause 3 months ago +18

      @San Chairudo Es gibt echt Leute die solch Schundessen dauerhaft in sich hineinstopfen? 🤣

    • San Chairudo
      San Chairudo 3 months ago +72

      @Gondula Gause Ich sag es mal so, es gibt definitiv ungesünderes essen. Jenachdem wo man isst, versteht sich.

    • DestroYar
      DestroYar 3 months ago +33

      Das Problem ist, dass das Essen in America echt nicht gut ist.

    • 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐨𝐬
      𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐨𝐬 3 months ago +2

      Doch jeden Tag immer

  • Vyra
    Vyra 3 months ago +894

    This is SO adorable!! As a German sometimes you cant´t appreciate some things.. but if you see someone else here, especially from America... it´s so sweet!!

    • ZДHLTДG 45
      ZДHLTДG 45 3 months ago +3

      True exactly.

    • Nika
      Nika 2 months ago +5

      True. There r a lot of things in Germany we should appeciate

    • Patrick Boadu
      Patrick Boadu Month ago +3

      In my eyes it's Germany's main problem.people here don't learn to gift appreciation

  • Lost Vagueness
    Lost Vagueness 3 months ago +893

    As a Brit who formerly lived in Germany, this video made me so happy! Glad you got to experience this beautiful country

    • iFact
      iFact 3 months ago +21

      But he was only in Köln. That's not really a good insight in Germany

    • unlink
      unlink 3 months ago +20

      @iFact People from cologne are really nice though. A bit weird, but super friendly. Special place in my heart for them.

    • Asakku
      Asakku 3 months ago +4

      Greetings from Cologne 😄🙋🏻‍♂️

    • Tobias E
      Tobias E 3 months ago +18

      @iFact every city is a good insight in its own way. Just because it does not represent your idea of being German, doesn't mean it's not German.

    • A. Meyer
      A. Meyer 3 months ago +3

      ​@iFact Köln ist alles, was man gesehen haben muss.

  • Leoni Ebbenga
    Leoni Ebbenga 3 months ago +237

    My little Brother was one of the boys you've met and took Pictures with. They were on a class trip and you truly made his entire day. The picture of you two is framed in his room, thanks for making him this happy! Probably the most exciting thing for him to happen on this trip 🥰

    • Rita Horvath
      Rita Horvath 3 months ago +17

      wie süß
      so schön so etwas zu lesen

    • InsaneSaint
      InsaneSaint 2 months ago +16

      Und jetzt ist es ihm peinlich weil seine Schwester hier kommentiert hat :D

    • Maze7
      Maze7 Month ago +1

      you stil just want to connect with him

  • Ich bin’s
    Ich bin’s 3 months ago +294

    Deutschland muss ein richtiges Erlebnis gewesen sein. 😅 ❤ Schön zu sehen, wie jemand sich über einen Döner freuen kann 🎉

    • Rob Friedrich
      Rob Friedrich 3 months ago +2

      Der ist ja auch das einzige Sandwich, das äußerst viel Gemüse hat.

    • SushiElemental
      SushiElemental 16 days ago

      Döner macht schöner 🥙

  • Alice Liddell
    Alice Liddell 3 months ago +244

    This randomly came up on my recommendations, and it’s so sweet to see how supportive and second-hand happy everyone is for this guy! Hope you enjoy your time in Germany dude, we’ve got some pretty cool places and dishes to offer 😊

  • Pissschlitz
    Pissschlitz 2 months ago +17

    As a german, its fun to see a foreigner getting hyped about what we sort of take for granted. Also, great pronounciation brother!

  • Marit
    Marit 3 months ago +56

    Döner (Kebap) seems so ordinary to me as an Austrian but seeing you eat it with such ecstasy makes me appreciate this food more haha.

    • Biblionaut
      Biblionaut 2 months ago +1

      its nothing special, but that makes it so good. you know? its everywhere, every döner shop makes it a bit different. its not expensive but a tasty full meal. also you can get a döner at like 3 in the morning. combine that and its the unbeatable fast food.

  • Goro Akechi
    Goro Akechi 3 months ago +38

    As someone who lives in Germany it is always so funny to me to watch how fascinated people can be when visiting this country. Thank you for sharing your experience, it always is rather humbling and reminds me how beautiful this country really is.

  • Helbrecht 40K
    Helbrecht 40K 3 months ago +13

    I'm swedish. But I've been to Germany a few times and I agree. It's an awesome country with a lot of culture and things to see and experience.

  • Edding
    Edding 3 months ago +24

    As a German who lives abroad and misses Döner more than everything, seeing you enjoy it so much filled my heart with love 😂

  • Florian Lion
    Florian Lion 3 months ago +2475

    Watching James Bray eating his first Döner 🥙 Kebap is just one of the most wholesome things I’ve seen in quite a while 😂

    • SCYLLA?
      SCYLLA? 3 months ago +3

      @reiner bergkamen yes it is fym

    • JoleReplicaツ
      JoleReplicaツ 3 months ago +9

      @reiner bergkamen Döner is made in Germany. Anything Kebab related is from Türkiye.

    • Ph34rNoB33r
      Ph34rNoB33r 3 months ago +4

      If I remember correctly, "Döner Kebab" translates to "spinning meat", referring to the meat being cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Which means that my vegetarian Döner usually has neither Döner nor Kebab.

    • yoywassup
      yoywassup 3 months ago

      @reiner bergkamen no one asked

    • Egalo
      Egalo 3 months ago +1

      just 2 years ago, döner here costs 2,50€ on döner day. now it is 6€ 😞

  • Benjamin Wagner
    Benjamin Wagner 3 months ago +137

    You randomly came into my recommendations, clicked, expecting overreactions due to clickbait and stuff. I consider myself "too old" already with 31, everyone is screaming, hearing you talk in a genuine tone and be calm was so refreshing, even if half the video is just you busting a Döner. Your german was cute too! =D I'mma sub and see what happens. World needs more down to earth people. Keep it up. Edit: Just the fact that you whispered in public places or were "more quiet" deserves huge respect.

    • Fragenzeichenplatte
      Fragenzeichenplatte Month ago

      Same. First video and the dude seems genuinely excited which is great to see.

  • Chris Beckett
    Chris Beckett 3 months ago +82

    I live near Cologne and it makes me very happy that you are enjoying your time in Germany. If you are still in the area, I recommend that you further explore the cities along the Rhine valley. In Bonn you can visit the birthplace of Beethoven. Taking a boat trip on the Rhine is very touristy but still very nice. Maybe you want to take the train to Koblenz as the view is super amazing. We also have some open air museums (Freilichtmuseum) with collections of historic buildings if you are into more history-stuff. Sure, these aren't flashy activities but it's very "German" ...and would get you some unusual footage. 🎉

    • Zoë
      Zoë 3 months ago +3

      I live close to the Beethovenhaus and I just don’t get all the tourists coming to visit it 😅 It’s so boring imho

    • Chris Beckett
      Chris Beckett 3 months ago +4

      @Zoë Well, I guess people go there because it's a historic landmark. The museum has many important artefacts from Beethoven's life on display such as his first harpsicord and Beethoven's hearing aid. Ok, it's frickin boring...apart from that, the man spent most of his life in Austria.

    • Scythical
      Scythical 3 months ago

      In Neuwied you can visit the place where the rockefellers come from!

  • Rickylein
    Rickylein 2 months ago +11

    As an origial Cologne girl this video actually made me emotional - especially when you left the trainstation and saw the Dom for the first time ...I think that moment would melt every true cologne persons heart 😍❤!! Also how happy you were about the Döner and the Mezzo Mix - so cute!! Thanks for this wholesome video, I hope you had a great time here ☺!

    • kowal janowski
      kowal janowski 2 months ago

      Do you know which Donner they went to ;) ?

    • Rickylein
      Rickylein 2 months ago

      @kowal janowski I just used all the detective skills I have and apparently it's "Nazar Grill" in Porz - I noticed they are in Porz and at Minute 3:20 you can see the flyers of the restaurant :) Have never been and also never heard about this one but then again there are a looot of Döner Places in Cologne and I guess everyone has their fave spot :)

  • G. S.
    G. S. 3 months ago +37

    I watched you practicing German a few years ago and it’s so cool to see you in Germany now! So glad you made it!

    • G31M1
      G31M1 2 months ago

      Same for me

  • Arthur Tomate
    Arthur Tomate 3 months ago +29

    Seeing someone enjoying Germany like that and just appreciating his life is just so nice to see.
    I was in Chicago as someone from Munich and I also had the best stay of my life. Just happiness in this video. I love it 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Flolinse Rübchen
    Flolinse Rübchen 3 months ago +1647

    It's quite wholesome watching James having a spiritual experience while eating the Döner

    • Venytas
      Venytas 3 months ago +55

      I grew up and ive in germany and i still, to this day, have a spiritual experience whenever i eat a döner lol

    • Flolinse Rübchen
      Flolinse Rübchen 3 months ago +11

      @Venytas Richtig und wichtig haha 😂

    • JimBlock999
      JimBlock999 3 months ago +5

      Dönerheaven! 👼

    • mehne let's play
      mehne let's play 3 months ago +5

      and it was the full experience even with the wet finger at the end :)

    • A. J.
      A. J. 3 months ago +3

      @Venytas wahrere Worte wurden nie gesprochen

  • zeelowsguys
    zeelowsguys 3 months ago +26

    I just love Germany(the land of my Great Grandfather) the food is just so good, and the amazing buildings etc. so pleased you went and had a chance to experience it. Kiaora and Veil GruB aus Nue Seeland 🙏❤

    • Nina B
      Nina B 3 months ago +3

      Hello there relatives ;) I love your names. And the trick you did with the ‚B‘ to get an ß. That’s smart :)))

    • Cartesius Cartesius
      Cartesius Cartesius 2 months ago +1

      I’m from Sweden but I agree about the food. Germany is really underestimated regarding how much great food they have.

    • Felix Blum
      Felix Blum Month ago

      love Germany too🇩🇪❤

  • Luna F. Darko
    Luna F. Darko 3 months ago +9

    i love your appreciation of both the small and the big things you experience. as a german myself i forget a lot of it and the negative aspects become more dominant. i lived in cologne for a long time and seeing you seeing the Dom for the first time i remember how it was like seeing it as a kid 🙏🏻☺️

    • Luna F. Darko
      Luna F. Darko 3 months ago +1

      also: when i was a teen you could buy a „Schülerdöner“ for 2,50 € and you‘re absolutely right- i tried Döner in other countries but the ones in germany are the real deal!!! nothing compares.

  • Adrian Marmy
    Adrian Marmy 2 hours ago

    I'm not German but Swiss and this was so incredibly entertaining to watch. Especially how excited you were about all the stuff... the dome, the döner and mezzo mix. But honestly, it's totally justified... I love mezzo mix too. I don't think we have it in Switzerland. 😅

  • Daniel Simard
    Daniel Simard 3 months ago +22

    This brings back some memories! I went to Cologne in 2019 and went all the way up the cathedral as well. Also went down to the catacombs. It was awesome out of all the other churches / cathedrals, this one has been the best, in my opinion. Loved my trip to Germany.

  • JustJuly
    JustJuly 18 days ago

    It’s so cute seeing people really appreciating things that you could have everyday. So nice that you came here to Germany. Bless you 🌟

  • Muupels
    Muupels 3 months ago +2051

    Having lived in Germany my whole life, I cannot imagine what it feels like to eat a Döner and drink a Mezzo Mix for the first time.
    I'm happy for you, that you finally got to see Germany. Thanks for taking us with you on the expirience :)

    • Josefine Gross
      Josefine Gross 3 months ago +15

      I lived in Germany my whole life and had neither. 😂😂😂

    • Mr.X
      Mr.X 3 months ago +73

      ​@Josefine Gross Na da hast du was verpasst, vorallem beim Döner.

    • Miri Hastenichgesehen
      Miri Hastenichgesehen 3 months ago +38

      Jep, Mezzo Mix oder SchippSchwapp ist jetzt nicht unbedingt das wichtigste, aber noch nie ein Döner gegessen? 😳 Wie kannst du überhaupt noch leben... 🤔

    • magic..learn to create with purpose
      magic..learn to create with purpose 3 months ago +2

      ​@Josefine Gross 😅ich feier Dich fůr Dein Kommentar😅
      Also Mezzo Mix finde ich gut aber Dőner..yupp kann ich absolut drauf verzichten...ich mag Currywursr😂

    • Griever Omega
      Griever Omega 3 months ago +7

      Ich musste so lachen, als Döner als *the thing for Germany* angepriesen wurde. Aber es ist halt auch einfach unvergleichlich lecker. Und Mezzo sowiso. Ist das in den USA wirklich unbekannt?
      Schön, dass du hier warst!

  • Vulcanyzed
    Vulcanyzed 3 months ago +7

    I’ve been following your journey from the very start when you started reacting on German music. It’s soo good to see you finally get the appreciation you deserve 🙌🏼

  • Benjamin Bratcher
    Benjamin Bratcher 9 days ago

    Your joy and excitement are so contagious! You're a precious human! Glad you enjoyed your first time visiting Germany. Also, Döner and Mezzo Mix are so good, I agree!

  • Teh Weh
    Teh Weh 3 days ago

    I love the enthusiasm you had when seeing the Kölner Dom. Made me realise how much we take historical marvels of architecture for granted here and how special they actually are.

  • Unknown
    Unknown 3 months ago +13

    It's very nice to watch you being in Germany for the first time and experiencing everything, because I saw a video of you for the first time (about 3 or 4 years ago) that was about Germany and I like your whole "journey" until you finally arrived at your destination!
    I wish you a lot of fun on your journey through Germany and look forward to the next videos!❤

  • jan plays guitar
    jan plays guitar 2 months ago +2

    So I finished the video and sorry for so many comments, I happen to be on the spectrum 😂 I wanted to say that you’re right about us trying our best not to get in each other’s way all the time and liking patterns and regulations that we like to shield ourselves with from harm in a way. We’re really sensitive and then literally rude. Maybe it’s our past, we’re super protective, yet with a soft core that wants you to feel warm and welcome behind the fassade. That’s whyI bet you’ve made some German friends, they know that and are a more open minded demographic or generation. As a german you have to have interests outside of Germany to not be super uptight I think.

  • Erik Maronde
    Erik Maronde 3 months ago +1341

    Me, a 59 year old German listening his whole life to British and American Rock music, feels so good about watching the man eating Döner for the first time and having his first Mezzo Mix. Thanks for the experience! 👍🖖

    • Big Hat Astrea
      Big Hat Astrea 3 months ago +17

      I'm only in my 20s but I wish more fellow Germans would listen to British and American Rock, literally discovered the classics only a few years ago and I'm addicted at this point. It even inspired me to grab an E-guitar and start to learn how to play myself!

    • Admiral Admirably
      Admiral Admirably 3 months ago +75

      @altf4regelt Ruhe, Kleiner. Gib Mama das Handy zurück.

    • Leon
      Leon 3 months ago +26

      Ah mezzo mix feier ich persönlich ja nicht so, bin da lieber bei einem Paulaner Spezi

    • Mixer
      Mixer 3 months ago +1

      @Big Hat Astrea American old school hip hop and gangster rap is my big love

    • Undurchdacht
      Undurchdacht 3 months ago +2

      @altf4regelt digga danke das du mich zum lachen gebracht hast

  • MCYC
    MCYC 3 months ago +6

    Makes you appreciate the stuff you have in your country, seeing someone shedding tears over the food.

  • Yoda 5
    Yoda 5 3 months ago +25

    Super glad you enjoyed the experience as a young American. Previous generations got the chance by serving there with US Forces as part of NATO. Most of us had a good experience as well. Hard to believe that Russian army troops were only 170 miles from where you were eating your Doner. I was 169 miles east of there in the 1980's keeping Doner's safe for democracy.
    You make me proud. You are an excellent ambassador.

  • Ozalon
    Ozalon 11 days ago

    You got the recipe for Mezzo Mix, which is actually Orange soda+ Coca Cola :D. It's so nice watching you experience those things for yourself and be excited about literally everything ( what for German ppl is normal)
    have a lot of fun on your journey!

  • lllDispensablelll
    lllDispensablelll 3 months ago +4

    You are absolutely right about döner. It makes me very sad, to know that there are a lot of people in the world, who never get the chance to try it

  • Jonas Lühr
    Jonas Lühr 24 days ago +1

    We've once made a trip with our class to cologne and our teachers didn't want to go all the way up the kölner dom, but allowed all of the students to go up if they wanted to... just a second after they said that, all of the stoners in class were literally running up the stairs as fast as possible, to enjoy the view while smoking some joints at the top. It was great, i'll never forget it

  • DatVocals!
    DatVocals! 3 months ago +858

    you can really tell james read/watched a lot about german customs the way he talks in public. he tries to talk quietly because he knows that in germany, ppl usually dont shout as much in public as in america. thank you james for respecting our ways :)

    • James Bray
      James Bray  3 months ago +163

      Thank YOU for letting me know in advance! I tried my best 😂👌🏽🔥❤️

    • roooseeRim
      roooseeRim 3 months ago +13

      Well I live my whole life in Germany with my Italian family and we don’t really stick to being quiet 🤣 its just our way 😂😂😂 we try to

    • 313ification
      313ification 3 months ago +5

      Talk quietly???
      I mean, we dont like to scream around all day, but talk quietly?
      That just makes me angry, talk out loud and clear, we are no introverted little sissies.
      Where i come from you probably get to hear to speak up when youre too quiet all the time, because thats unpolite when people cant understand you.

    • Sara
      Sara 3 months ago +38

      @313ification you have never come across a group of loud Americans have you? Like you hear them before you see them? Like seriously most Germans are quiet compared to many other people. It’s a cultural thing. Quiet doesn’t mean silent though. But this is a generalization and not all Americans or all Germans are this way of course.

    • 313ification
      313ification 3 months ago

      @Sara Well, youre speaking of a group?
      No i havent, but when young germans are in a group theyre also loud so... I dont understand your point really.
      I doubt that americans scream to eachother when theyre with one other person.

  • Der Dude
    Der Dude 2 months ago +2

    THIS is on point when it comes to foodculture and health. He said the Döner feels healthy, just good stuff in it. But in Germany a Döner is considered as mostly unhealthy fast food. But speaking of fast food - Döner is probably the healthiest and best tasting fast food you can find in Germany! Next time he should order a Yufka!

  • HANS Berlin GourmetEvents
    HANS Berlin GourmetEvents 2 months ago +2

    I´m crying right now, dude...
    undoubtebly the most touching emotional outburst I´ve ever had the pleasure to witness. Just love this video.
    I´m German and I´m a sommelier. If you don´t refuse alcohol for any reason I would recommend you to taste semi sweet (feinherb) Riesling wine from Mosel area.

  • WDID
    WDID 3 months ago +4

    dude, im so happy that your journey has taken you this far!
    keep up the pace and enjoy that life if yours

  • Cordelia Miller
    Cordelia Miller 3 months ago +2

    There are so many great places to see in Germany, I hope you get / got to see them all ☺️ It's so amazing watching you eat Döner for the first time, because I felt that 😁 Are you staying in Cologne or seeing other places, too? I feel like some smaller towns are worth visiting too, like Celle for example or some towns in the Harz, you will feel like in Lord of the Rings 😃

  • Andy Sawyer
    Andy Sawyer Month ago

    Looks like a beautiful city 😊 as a Brit, watching you eat that kebab made me chuckle as there is at least 10 kebab places within walking distance of me 😂 One place does a king kebab, with lamb donner, chicken donner, chicken tikka and shami kebab all diced up on the hot plate and mixed with a chilli and lemon sauce (Or any other sauce you want) with salad and wrapped in a naan bread. I can never finish it in one go 😂 have to save some for next day. Hope you get to see a bit more of Europe, Belgium has some pretty places especially Bruges.

  • Atomarer Alf
    Atomarer Alf 3 months ago +667

    for me as a german it's kinda funny how you pointed out that mezzo mix tastes like a mix of coca cola and orange fanta, because that's what it basically is. it's a german brand of the coca cola company and their slogan is "cola küsst orange" (cola kisses orange)
    very wholesome video of a dude cherishing what the world has to offer. keep it up.

    • Sn4ke
      Sn4ke 3 months ago +70

      I didn’t even know that they dont have it un the US, I always assumed its an American Drink like Cola.

    • Scandalous Scar
      Scandalous Scar 3 months ago +26

      kind of funny as well, considering that Fanta was created specifically because it ws not proper to buy coca cola when at war with the states xD

    • Real Name
      Real Name 3 months ago

      He knew what that would taste like. Not like he made this up on his own.

  • c0zy__
    c0zy__ 3 months ago +3

    yoo that's awesome, congrats on making it here after all those years :D
    it's kinda wild to see you from the other side of the world walk through the same station door in cologne i've walked through many times, really hope you had a great time and continue to do so whereever you go next, love your content :)❤

  • Toni Stalk
    Toni Stalk 2 months ago

    I hope you had a nice time in Köln, as a German I'm glad that you like our culture so much and I hope that you will have many nice experiences in life both in Germany and in other countries Ps Bavaria is also very recommendable :)

  • zZzBavarianBikerzZz xXx
    zZzBavarianBikerzZz xXx 15 days ago +2

    You're absolute right with your description of Mezzo Mix. It is Cola mixed with Orange... In German it wears the slogan: "Cola küsst Orange" this actually means: "Coke kisses orange" :)
    Yeah and by the way a good made Döner taste really great :)

  • TheGrinchGE
    TheGrinchGE 3 months ago +7

    Hi James. To visit Germany was the best deceison you ever made. :)
    Too bad I didn't know you were in Germany. I have lived in Cologne for 20 years and I am an art historian. I could have told you a lot about cologne dome and the Gothic architecture. And besides the doner kebab, you can show a lot of delicious things. Especially in Cologne. :D
    Keep on rocking
    The GrinchGe

  • mister banane leeel
    mister banane leeel 3 months ago +1

    there is really not much better than being drunk with your friends and walking through the city to the last open kebab shop and spending your last cash on this delicacy! it's just a vibe on it´s own hahaha

  • DoQmentz
    DoQmentz 3 months ago +1807

    Brother ate a Döner and had a spiritual awakening 😂
    But that's what Döner does to you, feeling all transcended and that. Glad you enjoyed it! ❤

    • IronMonarch
      IronMonarch 3 months ago +2

      hab ich noch nie und werd auch nie nen döner essen xD

    • bob 3000001
      bob 3000001 3 months ago +29

      @IronMonarch mein beileid

    • IronMonarch
      IronMonarch 3 months ago +2

      @bob 3000001 hat nichts mit "mein beleid" zu tun wenn man weiß das man's nicht mag, dann isst man es auch nicht so einfach isses halt.

    • bob 3000001
      bob 3000001 3 months ago +3

      @IronMonarch war ja nur als joke gemeint ich makiere es das nächste mal besser als joke

    • IronMonarch
      IronMonarch 3 months ago +1

      @bob 3000001 warum gleich so negativ und unfreundlich?

  • Rabielle Parfait
    Rabielle Parfait 15 days ago

    It’s the joy for me! 😅 Welcome to Germany, everything is definitely not pink glasses here, but it’s wonderful you had an awesome experience! Next pls visit Berlin for the even best Döner, it will give you the ultimate flavour explosion!😃

  • Li on the road
    Li on the road 3 months ago +2

    You can't describe the taste of Spezi. It is special. And it's so nice to watch you eat the Döner Kebab. Enjoy it

  • Thorsten Recker
    Thorsten Recker 3 months ago

    Amazeballs @james ❤ as an expat from Germany living in Ireland 🇮🇪 I can confirm your experience on the little things like Döner or Mezzo Mix - I hope you can discover much more about Germany and it’s features!
    Btw …. Just down the road from Dublin / Ireland we have a town called BRAY 🍀🇮🇪🍀 lovely seaside town - you should come around and I will happily guide you around some of the original Game of Thrones & Vikings sets here.

    ABR EXOTIC MICRO BULLYS 3 months ago +2

    Mir geht das Herz auf, wenn ich sehe, wie er seinen Döner genießt. Ich glaub, ich mach in Amerika eine Dönerbude auf😂

  • Tina_ohne_alles
    Tina_ohne_alles 3 months ago

    I'm just totally happy that you had such a positive experience with the trains. I hope that this is especially true for the ICE - I am in the process of retraining as a train driver and will primarily drive ICEs. And I always hope that many people will enjoy driving with me :)

  • Basti An
    Basti An 3 months ago +861

    This video is at least 30% James eating his first döner and instantly falling in love with it and I'm all here for that

    • GalacticPegasus_Battlefield2
      GalacticPegasus_Battlefield2 3 months ago +1


    • Philosophy_Bot
      Philosophy_Bot 3 months ago +1

      Beep bop... I'm the Philosophy Bot. Here, have a quote:
      "Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law"
      ~ Immanuel Kant

    • KingMRool
      KingMRool 3 months ago


  • Craplatte
    Craplatte 3 months ago +3

    I'm happy for you that you get to experience stuff you've only seen on youtube, Germany is awesome! Next time you come over and decide to visit Austria, hit me up and I'll show you around 🙂

  • noktiz
    noktiz 3 months ago +3

    dude makes me appreciate my country like 100 times more haha, thanks for that :D

  • Angela Ahlfänger
    Angela Ahlfänger 3 months ago +1

    I'm so happy that you finally made it! Discovered your channel because I wanted to improve my english for the final exams in school four years ago and seeing you enjoying your time in Germany just makes me happy! 😊😊

  • Naitsirhc
    Naitsirhc 2 days ago

    Hey mate, welcome to Germany. I hope you had a nice time and visit us again.
    I can absolutely understand the enthusiasm about the kebab, it just tastes delicious 😋

  • Matilda Wolfram
    Matilda Wolfram 2 months ago

    Good video! Thanks to the author of the channel for this fascinating video! It is interesting to see how people live in other countries! It is very important to know foreign languages on such trips. I would like to recommend to all travelers a practical guide to learning foreign languages by Yuriy Ivantsiv "Polyglot Notes. Practical tips for learning foreign languages". This book contains a lot of useful tips on how to learn a foreign language for tourists, students, entrepreneurs and anyone who needs a foreign language in life. There are a lot of good tips on how to solve problems with the language from beginner to advanced level of language learning. It turns out that the traveler only needs to know a few dialogues and you can easily travel around the world! You don't have to spend a lot of time to fully learn a foreign language, you just need to learn what you can use when you travel. I wish everyone exciting travels!

  • shin9r
    shin9r 3 months ago +429

    mad respect man, there's so many english speaking creators farming german viewers by overreacting or feigning interest. You on the other hand are actually walking the walk and seem super genuine.
    Also you gotta respect the man for trying to order his first döner in german. That meal was well deserved :)

  • mellamorphose
    mellamorphose 2 months ago

    So interesting to see germany from an outsiders perspective! You nailed exactly what mezzo mix is + You can easily mix it yourself at home, its called 'Spezi' then.

  • Andrzej Kopalnia
    Andrzej Kopalnia 3 months ago

    This is so damn wholesome! To see you experiencing our culture (f what the rac!sts say) and appreciating it!
    PS: Nice touch with the Oktoberfest lens in the intro lol (seriously, NEVER go there!)
    Edit: Had to autocorrect the german autocorrect

  • Count Zero
    Count Zero 2 months ago

    Glad you enjoyed your first day. As a German, I'd say we have more issues than anything else at the moment, but more power to you. Enjoy your next Döner. ;)

  • Judge Sauter
    Judge Sauter 3 months ago

    @JamesBray: it's so good to see you finally arriving in Germany, enjoying the things you saw on the screens and videos and photos! Have a good and peaceful time here in Germany!

  • Erd Nuzz
    Erd Nuzz 3 months ago

    To see you so happy to be in NRW makes me happy, too :D
    I hope you enjoyed it and had a lot of fun in Germany ♥
    Im at Köln(Cologne), Düsseldorf or Münster a lot on weekends, and that you enjoyed it like i do, makes me a bit more happy XD
    I wish for you that you have a "Dönerbude" in America at your place, too. Because that stuff ist amazing - i love to eat it from time to time (in my case in vegan - but theres so much stuff on it, that you can easely make a vegan version like our Dönerbüde does! :D
    Also Mezzo Mix's Advertisement was once: "Cola küsst Orange" - "Cola kisses Orange". So its basically a harmony between those two XD

  • Boden effekt
    Boden effekt 3 months ago +403

    As a German , i like to thank you for your video(s) (also the reaction ones) . german people should watch this to see your joy , happiness and fun you had , to remind them, what they got. Too many Germans forgot in what great country we live and as germans we should be really proud about that.

    • Marcel X
      Marcel X 3 months ago +26

      Actually there are people in Germany who are proud about our country and it's achievements, beauty, culture and greatness. But as soon as you say it, they call you the German N-word. Sad but true

    • prosaschleuder
      prosaschleuder 3 months ago +13

      @Marcel X Lots of those people have contributed nothing to Germany's achievements, beauty, culture and greatness, yet they think they can look down on other countries or cultures. Also sad but true.

    • FlixZ
      FlixZ 3 months ago +2

      Yeah, from now on I will eat my next Döner with full enjoyment

    • OneKong
      OneKong 3 months ago +1

      Da stimme ich dir zu

  • SpeZieS
    SpeZieS 3 months ago +2

    I am glad you enjoyed your trip to cologne, was a pleasure to watch :) the cathedreal is not 1400m high - more than 150m :D best wishes from germany :))

  • TheSylfaein
    TheSylfaein 3 months ago +1

    No way, you actually made it! Congrats, man, for making your dream come true! I'm happy for you.

  • Arthur
    Arthur 3 months ago

    That was lovely. Glad you're finally here. Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures in Germany! :)

  • Susanne K.
    Susanne K. 3 months ago

    Found this randomly and wow, blown away by how much you loved it all! Especially the Döner and Mezzo Mix. 😂👌 I once went to the top of the Dome when I was living in the region for a while and we had a teenage guest - he just sprinted up to the top and I tried to follow fast but was wearing a special type of shoes on that day that make it more challenging for the muscles - I was totally exhausted and wet from my own sweat when I arrived on the top! 😂 But the view is worth it. And now imagine that it was built in the Middle Ages without all our modern technology and machines!

  • Fitz Geraldo
    Fitz Geraldo 3 months ago +663

    Taking the train in Germany is indeed a cultural shock!

    • Lazy
      Lazy 3 months ago +271

      They are so nice, they even arrive two hours later so nobody can miss the train🥰

    • Rizzo94
      Rizzo94 3 months ago +9

      @Lazy 😂😂😂

    • LRB96
      LRB96 3 months ago +4

      This will certainly change his opinion of Germany 😄

    • europe trains
      europe trains 3 months ago +25

      @LRB96 In Germany, 60% of the long distance trains are on time. That means not more than 5 minutes and 59 seconds late.
      In the US, 78% of the long distance trains are on time but “on time” means not more than 90 minutes of delay.

    • LRB96
      LRB96 3 months ago +2

      @europe trains Thank you for this very important information, I will write it right away in my book for posterity.

  • Konrad Zastrow
    Konrad Zastrow 3 months ago +3

    Noch nie jemanden sich so freuen sehen bei nem Döner. Dafür hat er schon ein Like verdient 🤝😁

  • Obito Lime
    Obito Lime 3 months ago

    First of all, I discovered your Cahnnel yesterday and I enjoyed you german reactions so much that I just have to Subscribe! ^^ I´m really glad you liked Köln and the Dome! Wonderful City and the People that lives there are really nice! Also I´m happy that you enjoyed the Döner and Mezzo Mix, BUT the best Döners are still in the main City of Berlin, that ist the place where Döner was born and an absolute recommendation! Can´t wait for the next Video! Much Love from Berlin! Keep going!

    CARNI 2 months ago

    You had to try the Döner with "calf meat" it even tastes way better as with chicken
    And ofc Mezzomix tastes like orange soda and coke because its fanta and coke mixed
    Its really insane to see that you are so excited, great video and a new sub for you

  • AwesomeRaven
    AwesomeRaven 3 months ago

    If you're still in Germany you should definitely visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber! It's a beautiful medieval town with one of the most photographed places in all of Germany. Contact me if you want a free tour of the medieval crime museum there ✌️

  • Freddy Fartface
    Freddy Fartface 2 months ago +1

    Glad you like it here, welcome to Germany 😊
    Always enjoyed being in the US, nice to see its the same thing the other way around

  • Nexodus
    Nexodus 3 months ago +279

    This was a blast to watch, I always enjoy seeing people experience new cultures, but more so when they've been longing to experience it, enjoy your stay in Germany from a Norwegian.

  • Jeans van Jeansington
    Jeans van Jeansington 3 months ago

    I'm from Cologne. Born and raised. I went to high school there, college, and had my first 9-to-5 job. I lived there for over 30 years. And I basically saw the Kölner Dom every day. It's incredible to see the reaction of someone who has never seen it before. It's such a normal thing to me ;) I hope you were in the Brauerei Früh and had some delicious Kölsch beer. I hope you had a Halve Hahn and some Flönz, the typical kölsch food ;) And I hope you'll come back on November 11 for the Kölner Karneval - it's pure mayhem, you need to see and experience it in real life :D

  • AzazelUmbra
    AzazelUmbra 3 months ago

    How sweet to see that. It would also be amazing to see you try out german food next time!
    I would recommend to also dip into old brands of sweets and have a look at cute little Buden

  • Kamiros
    Kamiros 3 months ago

    I‘m a big fan of Döner. Living in Cologne, when I spent some time in Manhattan and Harlem, I was blown away by sandwiches tho.
    Actually everywhere I‘d been to I was amazed by local food culture.
    Also, Cologne has a reputation of being kinda ugly. I don’t see it that way and really never have. There are lots of parks and greens if you look for that. Best and friendliest city in Germany imo.
    And when I went to Cologne first time aged 16, I had the same reaction to the Dome

  • Philip
    Philip 3 months ago

    After watching a view of your former videos and felt something like ‚what a an unseen outstanding positive catchy mentality’ AND recognising NOW that you have visited Germany (born and living here) … I am very depressed that I was not part of this gigantic footage. Because 1) I have never seen a standard Döner kicking in like this. Hilarious! And 2) Alltight, yes, the cologne Dom is maybe a veeery insane ähm large building ähm which is absolutely always standing there when I walk by, never got attention from my side. :)

  • hummelwoman
    hummelwoman 20 days ago

    I'm happy you've had your first German experiences in my hometown because it's open minded and friendly

  • DavLoe
    DavLoe 3 months ago +219

    It's always so cool and heartwarming to see the a foreigner discovering the country I grew up in❤️‍🔥 Also changes my own perspective on things and makes me appreciate stuff again that I always took for granted or just got used to😊
    It'd be great to welcome you in Germany again soon❤️‍🔥

  • Muskelbiber007
    Muskelbiber007 3 months ago

    Yo James. So glad you made it to germany and to cologne of all the places! Every single time i'm stepping out of cologne station and see cologne cathedral, it's just impressive every single time!
    Enjoy your stay and once again, so glad for you being here. Hope you'll have a wonderful time and a lot of nice impressions!

  • CTShadow
    CTShadow 3 months ago +3

    I love how every other phrase is "Oh my God"
    Its so nice to see how much he enjoys German Stuff

  • fantasti49
    fantasti49 3 months ago +2

    Its so Crazy to see someone running round my hometown after seeing so many of your videos❤

  • Alexandra
    Alexandra 3 months ago

    I love your enthusiasm!!! For the first time I am a tiny little bit proud of my motherland.😂

  • Kevin
    Kevin 3 months ago +400

    I really like that you enjoyed the cathedral so much. Nowadays, it seems like we only care about functionality and our buildings tend to look like sh1t. Seeing old buildings like this really puts it into perspective. There is this awe that this kind of architecture envokes that just is not a thing anymore, sadly. We don't understand that buildings represent so much more than just function in our current time.

    • MikaGrof
      MikaGrof 3 months ago +4

      I do believe that the kölner dom isnt comparable to the average structure from the period xD but I get what you mean recktular Skyscrapers and Office buildings all the way now a days ;Z

    • ChadRatBoi
      ChadRatBoi 3 months ago

      I really enjoy old parts of cities, where every other house is at least half a century old and the streets too narrow for cars. I feel like that the cities, especially the car-oriented ones, have lost their human touch. They are just a concrete and glass desert with a few carefully trimmed plants.

    • Nr4747
      Nr4747 3 months ago

      Well, to be fair, Cologne is one of the ugliest larger cities in Germany, imho.

    • MissusJ
      MissusJ 3 months ago +2

      Architect here: I sincerely apologize for the lack of outstanding spiritual architecture nowadays. Projects on this scale which are built with public money are extremely rare. If you take inflation into account we'd be looking at more than a billion in worth. Noone's paying that. If of course you have a billion bucks lying around and are willing to invest in a private project, hit me up, I'm up for it 👍🏻

    • MikaGrof
      MikaGrof 3 months ago

      @MissusJ I dont think were talking about century long structures like the Dom but just less Simplicism with Rectencular cubes going 99 Stories high or a house thats just a white box.

  • MWS_Cologne
    MWS_Cologne 3 months ago

    I had a terrible day and you just made me smile.
    Thanks dude. ❤

  • DavidF📎
    DavidF📎 3 months ago

    First time I saw Kölner Dom was sunny, just after rain so the stone was shiny in places, kind of glistening. It's so massive, yet the stonework made it seem so light it was like a huge asteroid had slowly come down to earth and was just balancing in place.

  • Sylvest_alone
    Sylvest_alone 3 months ago

    once I heard you were speaking german, I hit the subscribe button. don‘t think it sounds ‚not good enough‘ - I appreciate everyone who tries to speak german properly.
    very authentic video!!!
    Liebe Grüße aus Frankfurt

  • Erika X
    Erika X 2 months ago

    Love seeing your reaction 💗I’m an American living in Germany and it’s so different than I expected too …

  • Stefan C.
    Stefan C. 3 months ago +202

    Debatable how healthy a Döner actually is but compared to American style fastfood, it definately is healthy. Simple ingedients, a lot of vegetables, just put together before eating, letting the aroma infuse for a while (always ask for Döner zum Mitnehmen!!!). It is amazing. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • nicolangelo
      nicolangelo 3 months ago +13

      Depends on the meat, but in cologne there is a good chance you get a healthy one (keupstr)

    • Amores
      Amores 3 months ago +13

      The only thing you could consider unhealthy in a döner is the sauce.

    • nicolangelo
      nicolangelo 3 months ago +6

      @Amores Yeah, but in good places you get homemade yogurt and tzatziki styled sauces

    • Fandrir
      Fandrir 3 months ago +9

      @Amores The meat in Döner is usually very cheap, processed and with a lot of added stuff. So definitely not healthy.

  • Aqwaa
    Aqwaa 3 months ago +1

    I live in cologne and it was so cool to you see explore the city and try out different things like Döner or Mezzo mix. So wholesome!

  • Stranded Dude
    Stranded Dude Month ago

    Hello from Germany! Great video! I've never seen anyone who felt so happy after a doner kebab :D I had to smile throughout the video ^^ If you come to Germany again, I can recommend the Ludendorf Bridge aka Remagen Bridge. You get goosebumps in the museum!

  • Jana Friedrich
    Jana Friedrich 14 days ago

    Wow 🤩 it was a pleasure to watch you eat that döner 😅 ❤ i am from austria but its really really similar to germany( the system,food stores ) and i love döner, its the best after a long day of work and shit, that dirst bite of a chicken Döner with mild sauce and a large beer... best life😂😂

  • Max Ullmann
    Max Ullmann 15 days ago

    Just seen this video and feel the urge to walk two minutes from home to my favorite Döner Kebab
    Greetings from germany. I appreciate your channel
    If youre ever back in germany and want to see a great city and an awesome football atmosphere you need to visit Hamburg

  • obenohnebohne
    obenohnebohne 3 months ago +129

    You have come a long way, James. Wholesome AF. A freshly made Döner with quality ingredients is a gift sent from god.

  • Why park Jimin when you can ride Jimin

    Man I love watching James experience new things.😁