Brotherhood Drinking
German Version

In Germany and also Austria widespread drinking ritual in order to come from the german formal adressing form "Sie" to the more familiar adressing "Du".

With hooked up forearms of each other both persons will bring the own glass of usually beer or wine to the mouth. Afterward they say their own forenames, often followed by a kiss on the mouth.

In the german literature the ritual of brotherhood drinking is also mentioned (Goethe: Egmont, Schiller: Die Räuber).

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