JonasD - this is because under German traffic laws, pedestrians have right of way over turning vehicles, however when continuing straight on, vehicles have right of way over pedestrians.
Hope this clears somethings up for you!
Oops... I guess I expressed myself badly, because I am German, so I know that. I just wanted to express that it kind of looks nice. Maybe it's because they're standing still and not rolling towards you like in real life.
Kind regards from Germany