I lived in Germany for three years while serving in the US Air Force. I was there when the wall fell. I thoroughly enjoyed the culture and learning to speak and understand German. I skied in Austria.. it's not the best place to learn, but I survived and really started enjoying it after the first couple of times.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Somewhere quiet, to talk (and listen),. coffee shops are usually great for that. I like Lamplighter Coffee (.com). Or maybe to eat sushi? Or Mexican? A second date might include a ballet performance, Third date? Maybe walking by the water with a good coffee. Open to ideas, but something that does not take away from our ability to listen to each other.