Well, the rumors are true, it's efficient, the Autobahn is fast, manufacturing is rather automated, and the country side looks like south west Wisconsin, with small hills, some trees, some farms, and villages. It's easy to get around, but relatively little is in English. Many of the places I have been default to English because of the tourists, or simplicity for their own country which has dozens of languages. However, I suppose that there are several languages so big that they don't need all of the English signage that many of the less spoken languages also use.
Oh, I'll get to this blurry picture another day, but yes, that's a band in traditional German outfits, I think called leaderhosen, playing on a Tuesday night.