A good proportion of Germany’s population take good care of themselves and believe personal appearance counts. Unsurprisingly, health and fitness clubs, hairdressers, beauticians and manicurists can be found everywhere. And tanning salons are ten a penny.
Wellness has become a German mantra and a German word, meaning to pamper oneself: a blend of saunas, aromatic steam baths, beauty treatments, oriental massages, salad-eating and similar forms of healthy self-indulgence, all washed down with green tea.
Jogging is also very popular.