A large country in Western Europe.

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Travelling outside of Germany on a German Working Holiday visa (Australian)

A friend and I (Australians) are planning on visiting Europe in August next year. We wish to tour West and Central Europe for 4-5 weeks (on a normal Schengen visa) before entering Germany and ...
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What are The Places to Go and The Things to Do in Germany for Math Students? [closed]

Yes. You can call me a nerd. And I'm going to travel Germany in January 2015. But in my experience, it was quite uninterested like visiting and just watching popular places. (I don't have any ...
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Applying for German Schengen visa for several years' duration

I am thinking about applying for a Schengen visa for my next trip to Germany. Since I might be visiting Germany or other Schengen countries again in the next few years, I was wondering whether it ...
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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How can I withdraw my money with a VISA debit card with lower fees in Germany? [closed]

I'm currently traveling in Germany. My card company requires fees by 1% from anything I spend with this VISA debit card. Is this also applied when I withdraw some money in ATMs? I've just checked my ...
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Best way to spend 36 hours in Dresden [closed]

I am in Dresden this December for a day and a few hours. I would like suggestions on the absolute must-sees for me in this timeframe, and also a relatively good location to book a hotel. Ideally would ...
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Travelling from Leipzig to Strasbourg [closed]

I am planning to travel to Strasbourg, France from Leipzig, Germany. I haven't found any routes without a huge number of stopovers enroute. I am open to traveling by bus, train or flight as long as ...
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German Visa Refusal

I applied for a visa at the German consulate but was refused for the following reasons, but I am not sure what they mean: 1) The information submitted regarding the purpose and conditions of the ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

I will be traveling on the ICE in Germany. There is Internet available and even if there is none, I can use my 4g dongle to connect to the Internet. I do need to participate in a telconf while I am ...
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long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?

I have a lay over in Frankfurt (FRA) Airport for eight hours, and my final destation is Lisbon, Portugal. I hold a US Passport. Will I be able to go outside of FRA Aiport and join a sightseeing tour?
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A website that would find me a train from Basel (Switzerland) to any city, and then to Berlin for the lowest cost

I'm meeting someone in Berlin 2 days after I finish my university courses of an exchange program in Switzerland near Basel. I'd like to visit another city before getting to Berlin. I'd like to see a ...
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What day should I leave a chocolate Santa for my German colleague? [closed]

I have a German colleague in my office in London and I thought it would be nice to leave a chocolate Santa for her, as I've read is traditional in Germany (well, traditionally it goes outside the ...
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Fastest way to get from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe

I'm going from Rome to Karlsruhe. Direct flights are not comfortable, and going there through Stuttgart (few flights, bad times) is tricky as well. So I decided to go to Frankfurt and get a train from ...
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First time to Europe, can I transfer in Germany to Copenhagen with a Denmark type D visa? [closed]

Recently I booked the ticket to Copenhagen from China with Air Berlin which means I have to transfer inside Germany. However, I only got the Type D visa valid for Denmark. Will I have troubles ...
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Schengen visa to study in Germany rejected

I'm from Philippines and currently employed as a nurse here in my country. I applied for a Schengen visa to study German language for 3 months. Unfortunately, my application was refused under the ...
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Traveling from Paris to Dusseldorf

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Dusseldorf? I'm flying into Paris via Ryanair from Rome, but there are no Ryanair flights from Paris to Dusseldorf (or anywhere near western Germany, ...
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Personal import of precooked bacon into Germany from USA

Can I bring precooked bacon in original package from the grocery store from the USA to Germany in my checked in luggage?
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Going from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz by train - DBahn Strike?

I need to go from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz this Saturday and I saw on the news that the German Rail is on strike. Are there going to be any trains this Saturday that connect Frankfurt Airport to ...
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Can a Canadian citizen go to Berlin on a one-way ticket?

My friend was thinking of booking last-minute trips...& I was wondering whether a Canadian citizen not born in Canada can travel to Berlin for a month with a one-way ticket and no visa? I'm not ...
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When using rail passes in Germany, can I use it in “urban trains” as well? (U-bahn, S-bahn)

Take this german rail pass for example: The German Rail Pass from Rail Europe gives you unlimited train travel from four to ten days This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail ...
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Would an Australian travelling to Germany for a week need a visa?

Does an Australian citizen without any German citizenship need any form of visa or anything aside from basic passport etc to travel and spend one week in Germany for business reasons?
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Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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Do taxis in Frankfurt typically accept credit cards?

I will be taking a taxi from outside the main airport in Frankfurt. Will I be able to use a credit card to pay for the trip?
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Re-entering a Schengen country [duplicate]

I traveled from Israel to Germany on September 5th and left on September 15th to go back to Israel, where I am now. I want to enter Germany again on December 7th. I know the Schengen visa rule says ...
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If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?

If you have a rental car from outside Germany, without a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental sticker what do I have to do to enter the environmental zones? Can I get a waiver if I show that I ...
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How to apply and get schengen visa after it has been rejected [duplicate]

I had posted a question here when my schengen visa was rejected once. I applied the second time and I got the visa. So I decided to post my experience and also share what I did right the second time ...
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Need to understand why my Schengen visa was rejected

I applied for a schengen visa, to attend some interviews in Germany. I am a doctor, and a recruiting agency is arranging all the interviews. They provided me with an invitation letter, stating they ...
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Apply for UK visa while in Germany

Can I apply for UK Business Visit visa from Germany? I'm an Egyptian citizen.
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Do I need a Transit visa while travelling to India via Frankfurt on H1B extension

I am travelling to India via Frankfurt. My current visa status is on H1B extension with approved I797. I checked the German consulate site on the transit visa requirements and it says transit visa is ...
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Bus search engines for Germany without place of arrival?

So, I want to see if I can make a nice daytrip from Germany (to Germany or Netherlands, France... I live near the border so it would be nice if it included also the neighbouring countries) travelling ...
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Flying to Germany from USA as Dual Citizen, passport help!

My daughter and I are dual citizens (US and German). When we book a flight to Germany from the USA, the airline asks for passport details. I understood to use the passport that lets you legally ...
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What cities are close to Zurich that have great history around WWII?

A colleague and I will be in Zurich in early October on business. We may have only one "tourist day" for the whole trip. We're both into WWII history and would like to hop on a cheap train (assuming ...
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From Munich to Berlin, 6 hours in Dresden or Nuremberg or Bamberg or Leipzig? [closed]

I am taking train from Munich to Berlin, and want to stop somewhere in the middle for about 6 hours (have lunch, visit one museum/tourist spot and then casually stroll around). I am wondering which ...
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Entry Point for Schengen Visa Dilemma [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen visa to enter through Germany (Frankfurt) and got it. Now I found a much cheaper flight to Paris and would rather fly there and maybe make my way to Germany eventually or ...
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Is there an obligation to renew a small child's passport before its expiry date?

I obtained my daughter's first children passport when she was just a few months old. Now she is three and during our last flight an immigration officer complained that her passport had a baby photo. ...
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Do I have to collect my luggage on connecting flights into Germany?

I am looking at flying from Newark International to Munich on Lufthansa, and then to Berlin-Tegel. I believe it is all booked as one trip; however, flights entering the United States require you to ...
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Do I need transit visa for Frankfurt if I have Canadian student visa? [duplicate]

I have a Canadian student visa and I will be travelling form India to Canada via Frankfurt. I will be staying in Frankfurt airport for 23 hours, do I need a transit visa for Germany?
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4-day stopover in Frankfurt, what about my luggage? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen travelling to Canada via Frankfurt on August 14th. My next flight is on the 19th. My Canadian visa is a student visa, and I also have a Schengen visa (visiting). Will my ...
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Deutschland multiple entry Visa Type D “ national visa ” [duplicate]

I have a Multiple Visa of type D valid for Deutschland. Is it enough for traveling Schengen countries or I should apply for residency or any other type of visa to travel? my visa is German National ...
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How can a tourist rent a house or apartment or any other residence in Germany except hotel?

I'm planning to travel Germany for two months and am currently looking for a place where I'm going to stay. I was looking for a hotel at the first time, but it was quite expansive as I'll stay for two ...
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Frankfurt Card 1-Day Ticket - 24hrs or 00:00-23:59?

Is the ticket valid 24 hours from validation or just from 00:00 to 23:59 for exact day? I arrive in the middle of the day and depart in the middle of the next day and I'm wondering whether 1-day ...
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Visiting Neuschwanstein without booking a ticket?

I would like to visit Neuschwanstein Castle. However, I don't know when I will be there, so that I am unable to book a ticket earlier. Is there any daily visitor limit there? If so, after reaching ...
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Travelling from India to Mexico via Frankfurt [duplicate]

My parents are due to travel from India to Mexico via Frankfurt on Lufthansa. They are holding valid B1/B2 US visas but not any Mexico visa because, as per the Mexico visa rules, anyone holding a US ...
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Do I need collect my baggage between connecting flights within Germany, on a single ticket?

I am flying to Charlotte from Chennai via Frankfurt and Munich in Lufthansa. The whole ticket is booked as one trip. On traveling from Chennai, I have a layover at Frankfurt first and then one at ...
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Can I cycle to Frankfurt Hahn airport from Koblenz?

I am cycling down the Rhine this summer and I expect I will get as far as Koblenz. I would like to know if I can get from Koblenz to Frankfurt Hahn airport on my bike, maybe in 2 days ride down the ...
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Hitchhiking through Germany

I am going to hitchhike through Germany in the near future and I have never done it before. I am trying to go from one city to the next one, a few hundred kilometers. Am I going to be more successful ...
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I am Non EU citizen working in Germany, can I travel to UK without visa?

I am from Non-EU country (from Nepal to be precise) and recently moved to Germany for work. I am applying for BlueCard. I would like to travel to UK later this year, can I go there without visa as I ...
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Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?

I was wondering if it's possible to buy the ticket on board. I have to get a train at the airport and even if everything goes very well it will be tight. Can I buy it on board from the supervisor (or ...
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Travelling by train in Germany, what's the best option to buy the ticket?

I will have to travel in the next few days by train in Germany. I am flying to Germany by plane, to an airport that I never used and I am not sure which train I will be able to get. Is it better to ...
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Searching for internal bus connections in Germany

How to search for internal bus connections in Germany, for example between Munich and Berlin? The question on Travel.SE about cheap bus lines gives many bus companies that offer inter-Germany bus ...