A large country in Western Europe.

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What do I need to enter Germany as an unaccompanied minor?

I'm 16 and I'll be going to Germany alone from the U.S., but I do not know what I need to enter besides my passport. Because I am underage, do I need any other documents to enter the country? My ...
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Retreat center for meditation near Frankfurt

I am looking for retreat centers for meditation in Germany and it should be a place that can be reached by train from Frankfurt. I would just like to go there for a few days without any special ...
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Travel to other Schengen countries from Germany [duplicate]

I'm from India, and i'm in Germany for work. I have my Visa valid for one year and I would like to understand if I can travel to some countries in Schengen region and Switzerland. The reason to ask ...
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What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.)

I'm driving for the first time in Europe—in Munich, Germany—and I came across an intersection where there seemed to a "main" signal above, straight ahead, and a "side" signal to the right, near the ...
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Germany: how to upgrade A1 licence issued elsewhere to full A after moving to Germany? [migrated]

I have an A1 category licence issued in Poland in 2005, am 26 and moving to Germany for a year shortly. How do I upgrade my licence to full A once I am German resident (I assume temporary residence is ...
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Is a visa required for travel to Iceland if I have the EU Blue Card?

I have a blue card from Germany but I am a non-EU citizen (India, to be precise). I'm planning to travel to Iceland in the summer for a few days. Will I need a visa to be able to enter Germany? If ...
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What are some travel essentials for a month-long trip to Germany and a couple of nearby cities? [closed]

I am going to Germany, Paris and Prague for a month, staying in hostels/couchsurfing/AirBnB. What would some travel essentials be? I'll be doing standard touristy things and a bit of hiking in Black ...
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If my Schengen visa insurance expires on the day of my departure?

It's my first time to Europe and I'll be applying for a Schengen visa. I bought a travel insurance. On my coverage letter, it says the expiration date is Aug 20th. However, that's the date of my ...
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How do I take care of valuables on a Germany trip? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in the summer for a month and will be staying in hostels (as of now). I'll be having a backpack with essentials and a small briefcase with my laptop and important documents. ...
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Is it socially/culturally acceptable for Indian/Sri Lankan people to visit the Oktoberfest?

I will be in Spain by the last few days in September, and since the Munich Oktoberfest ends on October 4th, I have a few days to visit Oktoberfest. I'm a Sri Lankan citizen, and I look obvious for ...
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I have study visa“D-type” of Germany.Is it possible to study in Finland and get the residence permit for Finland [migrated]

Being an international (Pakistani) Postgraduate student, I have just received my German study visa “Type D” (for 90days). I will be coming to Germany in start of August. Then I applied for another ...
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Map of highway fuel stops in Germany

I'm looking for a map of highway fuel stops in Germany. I've seen the what-looks-like official site http://tank.rast.de/en/, but they are very obviously outdated (at least by 10 years, looking at the ...
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Schengen Visa refusal [closed]

Me and My sister had applied for Schengen Visa at the German Embassy. All our documents were the same. But mine was rejected and hers was approved. I don't know what to do
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Comparison of foreign exchange services in Germany

Sometimes it's prudent to get cash in a foreign currency in advance of a trip. (You may be travelling to a place where credit/debit cards or traveller's cheques are not widely accepted, or where ATMs ...
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Airport transit visa for Munich, if I have Long Stay visa type D for France (sauf CTOM)

I am an Indian citizen and I was granted a visa from the French Consulate. It says that my visa type is Long Stay "D" valid for France (sauf CTOM). I am going to Nice (France) via Munich (Germany), ...
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How can I get 4G LTE (or equivalent) for my laptop in Germany?

When I search Google, I'm getting a lot of articles dated around 2012 about LTE not working in Europe. I don't think that's the situation anymore, but I'm not well-versed in phone technology (e.g. ...
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Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for Germany if my stay is less than 4 hours within the airport?

I am a Pakistani national on a student visa till July 2016. I will travel with my family who are British Nationals. Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for ...
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“Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in Germany

I'm a non-German EU citizen living in Germany and need to apply for a Chinese visa. According to the PRC's visa processing facility in Frankfurt: If you are not applying for a visa in the country ...
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Paying cash to hotel in advance for a few days

I'm planning to stay in a hotel in Germany for a night, then travel elsewhere for a few days, before coming back to the same hotel for several nights. I'm worried about the cash that I'll be carrying ...
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Open water swimming in the Saarland?

With summer finally here, I've been looking for places to swim. There are plenty of public swimming pools, but they're crowded and not as fun as swimming in lakes and rivers. Where are legal and safe ...
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Is a train reservation required or optional on ICE in the Netherlands and Germany?

I and my wife will be traveling on a EuRail pass in a couple of weeks. I am aware that many fast trains in Europe, including the ICE International, require a supplement and sometimes a reservation. We ...
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Public shower options in Munich?

Now that I've made sure that sleeping in a parked car is legal in Munich, I need to find a place to shower during our stay. Is it possible to take a shower somewhere in Munich for less than 10EUR? ...
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Is it legal to sleep in a parked car on the streets of Munich?

Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival held annually in Munich, Germany. Being the largest beer festival means accommodation during the festival is either super-expensive or hard to book ...
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Schengen Visa - Tourist visa (visiting friends) or Tourist visa (simple)

My friend is a student in Germany who is on a student visa. I want to surprise him on his birthday by turning up at his house on the day. When I apply for a visa, should I apply for a Tourist visa ...
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Which country visa should i apply to? - Schengen [duplicate]

My port of entry and exit is Frankfurt, Germany. However i will only be spending a day or two there. I am visiting Spain and Portugal for a week each. So should i be applying to Spain embassy or ...
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Fastest road from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

A while ago, I drove from Poznań (PL) to Brussels (B) on a Sunday, and noticed that there were several huge traffic jams due to roadworks on Germany's A2 road. Specifically around Hannover and ...
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Schengen countries with special provisions for additional stay by US citizens

Some countries, like Denmark, have a special provision allowing US citizens to enter the country for 90 days within 180 days regardless of other stays in the Schengen area. I heard this is true for ...
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Travel to Portugal from Cologne, Germany [closed]

I am planning to travel to Portugal from Germany. I think everyone will suggest to travel by air. But I am interested to know, what are the other possibilities to travel to Lisbon or Porto from ...
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Can I leave the airport during an international layover if I am not 18 years old?

I am traveling to Seville, Spain with a friend for a study abroad program but the flight we found has a 23 hour layover in Dusseldorf, Germany. However, I am 16 and she is 17. According to my ...
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UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation

I am a Masters Student in Germany and will be student while traveling to UK. My nationality is Pakistani I want to visit my sister living in UK (British national) but she is living under government ...
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Possible cheapest ways to travel from Munich to Konigssee and Salzburg [closed]

I am planning to visit to Munich next month. According to my priority list, I want to visit Königssee and Salzburg. Right now my plan is to pass a day for: Munich - Königssee - Munich And another ...
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Day trip to Zugspitze, from Munich

I am planning to visit Munich beginning of the next month. I will be staying there for 3-4 days. One of my main attraction is to have a one day trip to Zugspitze. I am interested to know the possible ...
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What is the cheapest train ticket between Aachen and Cologne?

I am going to travel with a friend from Aachen to Cologne (2 ways). 'Ive been looking at the prices and, apparently the best solution might be the regional ticket for 42€. In any case I see other ...
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Is 13 days enough processing time to get a Schengen VISA (German consulate, San Francisco)?

Sorry I'm not sure if I can ask two questions one after the other (I already posted another one barely half an hour ago), so please let me know if I should take this down. I had originally wanted to ...
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Flying into and out of Germany on a Belgium Schengen VISA [closed]

I have booked flights to and from Frankfurt already. I had originally planned on exploring Germany, but honestly, it's my first time in Europe, so I don't care where I go, all the countries there ...
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What is a “Länder Ticket” in German Rail?

I am looking at the DB website for tickets. I found the Regional day ticket (for regional trains) Product: Länder-Tickets. Apparently it's a good price but I am always puzzled with DB offers. Its not ...
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Would the most logical path from Normandy to the Bavarian Alps (Germany) pass through Lyon? [closed]

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow, the main characters were travelling by road from Normandy in France to somewhere in the mountains of Germany (a dam)1. During the journey, one of the characters ...
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Identification on German trains

I am a student from South Africa travelling to Germany in around a month and want to book my train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. Since I'm a bit hesitant to order tickets delivered by mail ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Germany?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Germany for September. We are currently in May and the DB Bahn website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is ...
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Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advanced ticket?

So, I heard that there are some ongoing strikes in trains in Berlin. I would need a train from Berlin on the 21st of June. Even though its still a long time, I cannot help but worry about the ...
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family visit visa refused for germany

I and my wife applied for family visitor to Germany.but we got refusal with a reasons of letter and advise to appeal in Berlin Administrative Court. My brother-in-law adopted by a German citizen years ...
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Crossing the German border as an underage travelling alone

My name is Madalina and I am 16. In June this year I am leaving my country by myself and have to fly in Germany as a stop-over to my final destination. I am interested in knowing whether there is a ...
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Traveling with Expired US Visa from USA to India visa Munich, do i need transit VISA? [duplicate]

I looked at german consulate site which says below. so it didn't exacty says word "expired visa". Exceptions: Nationals from the above list are entitled to transit through the international ...
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Schengen visa waiver for US citizens after residence permit expires?

I'm a US citizen working in Finland. I'm waiting for my residence permit renewal to be processed, which takes quite a long time. (Recently, it seems that the turnaround time is over 120 days. I ...
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Will stay less than 90 days in Germany, but will work there, what kind of visa do I need?

I'm a Chinese citizen living in US and I will work in Germany for less than 90 days, what kind of visa do I need? Business visa (Schengen visa) or employment visa (residence visa)? Thanks a lot!
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Can friends use my DB online ticket if I hand them my credit card?

I booked a Deutsche Bahn online ticket for friends and me. I paid with my credit card, so the ticket lists my name and credit card number. Now, I can’t make it to the tour, and another friend of mine ...
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Walking experience in Berlin

This would be my first time in Berlin and want to explore as much as possible during my stay. So, walking is the best idea as I do not have much time constraint. How is the walking experience in ...
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Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany

I want to go to Berlin to Gottingen by train. I found that to avail of the “savings fare”, I have to book a ticket at least one day in advance. And I saw a requirement on the Bahn website ...
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Berlin to Göttingen by train - which Berlin station to use?

I am trying to find the station from which I should take a train from Berlin to Göttingen. A similar question does not answer my question. Now from Bahn Website, I found that from Tegel airport there ...
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Is there a German student visa that lasts for several years? [closed]

I am moving to Germany next year to attend college and I'm not sure which kind of visa to apply for. The program I want to enroll in is a five-year program though and a normal student visa only lasts ...