It’s something of a cliche that Germans always do as they are told.
But a visiting motorist from Poland appears to have taken his efforts to blend in to an extreme when he followed the instructions of his satnav — and drove straight into a river.
The satnav directed the driver, who has not been named, to take a ferry across the river Elbe south-east of Hamburg.
It appears the driver didn’t realise the ferry was at the other side of the river and the terminal was empty, and simply drove off the end of the pier.
Same river as I can see out my office window, but a different bit of it. Big damn river though, even here 500 miles upstream.