Reddit: Europeans, what is the norm in your country about wearing shoes inside a home?
A great forum discussion surveying shoe-removing etiquette across Europe. No surprises here. All the East Europeans, Balkans (except Greeks) and Scandinavians agree that removing shoes is the thing to do and keeping them on is gross, while all the southern Europeans say shoes should stay on and don't like the thought of people coming in with smelly feet. Germany, France and the UK are mixed with some people taking them off and some people keeping them on. One of the British commenters confirmed what I have said that, counter-intuitively, in Britain shoes are more often removed in the south than in the north.
Ireland and the low countries are oddly shoes-on for the most part despite being in northern Europe and having wet weather.