There is a "geographic stereotype shorthand" that advertisers (and even movie producers) like to use. It's a language they believe everyone understands.
Scene set in Paris? You must show the Eiffel tower, and play wistful accordion music.
Scene set in England? You must show Big Ben, a black cab, and hear "Rule Britannia".
German scenes? Well, we really don't have an "iconic" German landmark, so let's show a beerhall, and men in Lederhosen. "Oompapa" in the background is mandatory.
If someone were to suggest setting the scene by showing, instead, Notre Dame, or Stonehenge, or a view of the Rhine, it would be received knowledge that no one would understand where the action is taking place.