Germany are not in better shape than their peers in Greece and I was surprised by their lack in theoretical knowledge although their ethics and behaviour are excellent(Germans pay more attention to character formation than simply stuffing you with knowledge).
I guess that depends on what they are studying and where. In Germany are noticeable differences in quality of universities. The better they are(standard, program), the better u get prepared. I guess it's everywhere in Europe like that.
German universities are not military schools.;-)
They are not so elitist.Germans require just average marks in Abitur and do not have competitive entrance exams system.
That's not correct.
The better ur average in gymnasium the better the chances u get a place at the uni u want. For some subjects/fields they have numerus clausus and entry tests.
The elite is usually formed at private institutions.