A large country in Western Europe.

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Issue of German visa for job, simultaneously with Amsterdam visa for study [on hold]

I resident of India , got admission in study course at Amsterdam, simultaneously got appointment letter from company at German. Since time is limited and I wish to know that can I apply for visa ...
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Do I need a UK visa? How and where to apply?

I live in Germany since May 2013 as a spouse of German citizen. In Nov 2015 we divorced and I have German residence permit till Jan 2018. We have a son in this marriage and legally I have the right to ...
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Finding an overnight accomodation in the North-west of Europe

I'm going to visit Amsterdam next week for a couple of days and then I'd like to take a series of bus and/or sea trips ending up in Warsaw or anywhere on the east shore of the Baltic Sea (from Gdansk ...
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German Employment visa - Guidance (Urgent) [on hold]

I am an Indian national working in China for the past 2 years. I've secured a job in Germany with 38,688 Euros salary (as I am in Engineering sector) and received the acceptance letter from ...
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Bill from German Railway

In early June my wife and I traveled to Europe on vacation. During our trip we traveled by German rail to Stuttgart from Paris. We spoke with a worker at the Paris station who assured us that we did ...
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Flying to Germany Alone, Return with Family

Alright so I am flying to Germany alone and want to return with my spouse and daughter. They will need a return ticket back, how exactly can I book this online?
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Exactly 5hr 25min in Frankfurt, can I visit the city?

Is layover time of 5 hours and 25 minutes enough to visit Frankfurt ? Both flights are international with Lufthansa and on one ticket, so I will have the boarding pass of the second flight with me. ...
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Paying for Deutsche Bahn tickets with cash

I'm planning on travelling from Frankfurt to Zurich, then from Zurich to Heidelberg and finally from Heidelberg to Frankfurt again via Deutsche Bahn. Since I don't have credit/debit cards, I'm not ...
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Can I carry a violin as cabin baggage from Europe to Asia on Lufthansa?

I am travelling to India from Europe flying Lufthansa. I want to carry a violin on-board the aircraft. It comes in a separately designed case, with a bow and strings. I am not sure what the dimensions ...
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Germany ATMs with magstripe

I will be traveling to Germany shortly. I have a credit card with a chip, but my debit card only has a magstripe. Do any foreign ATM still accept magstripe cards or will I be forced to rely on my ...
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Cheap way to get from Amsterdam to Prague: train?

I'm planning to a trip from Budapest to Amsterdam, then to Prague, and back to Budapest. It's very cheap to get from Budapest to Amsterdam using Wizz air, but the return flight is costly, so I was ...
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Long term Car rental in Europe

There is a question here about Car buying vs. long term rentals as it relates to the US. Recently I've driven through Europe renting a car in Frankfurt for about 21 days from Sixt and I was wondering ...
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German hotel: Is a booking confirmation following a request binding? Charges and legal action mails.

I booked a small hotel (small due to non-availability of regular hotels) in Mannhiem, Germany and I could not go to the conference because I was physically not fit and had to go to the emergency for ...
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On German ICE trains with compulsory seat reservation, can I buy it on the train?

I'm soon taking the ICE train from Hamburg to Copenhagen on an Interrail pass. During July and August, seat reservation is compulsory on this train if crossing the German–Danish border. I'm taking ...
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What if I use an Interrail pass on a German ICE train without optional reservation, and all seats are sold out?

I'm going to take the Zürich-Hamburg ICE train using my Interrail pass, and know that seat reservation is optional on this Train. As I've never Interrailed before, I wonder: what would happen in case ...
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Research work on Schengen Visa for Germany [duplicate]

I have Schengen visa for Germany from 23rd July 2016 to 3oth July 2016 to attend a conference. Now my plan has changed because I want to do some research work there under some faculty for 20 more days....
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No bank statement but has sponsor. [duplicate]

My brother recently won a trip for two to Berlin, Germany from VOX Cinema Dubai. We are a Philippine Passport holder, but we are currently living now in UAE. And the VSF travel agency(handling the ...
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Dependent visa for Masters students in Germany

I am an Indian citizen. My husband is admitted as a Masters student at TUM and I intend to join him there. When I contacted the Bangalore consulate, they flatly refused saying 'You can not travel as ...
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Queueing for the Rødby-Puttgarden ferry

Driving south again this summer from Sweden to Germany. We normally wing it when it comes to ferries and it normally is no problem. However one may expect that there could be quite some waiting time ...
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Why has this dress been met with surprise at the Oktoberfest in Munich?

We are Brazilians and we have been in Oktoberfest, so my wife made a dress here in Brazil trying to do something close to the Dirndl dress, but during the entire party the people looked a lot to her ...
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Highway/motorway speed limit for non EU tourist in Germany [duplicate]

I will be visiting my friend who lives in Germany in August. I would rent a car and drive from Frankfurt to Milan along with my friend who is an EU citizen. I have read in different forums that there ...
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Why is this bathroom symbol in Germany “00”?

I'm sitting in the Hofbräuhaus in Munich and just noticed that the signs for the bathroom are a symbol of a man and woman with a "00". Why is this the case?
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By train from Saarbrücken to Stockholm?

How long would it take to travel from Saarbrücken to Stockholm using the train? I'm able to make 1 stop if necessary. And what route do I need to travel?
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Got new credit card since booking DB ticket - how to provide ID on train?

Since booking two tickets on Deutsche Bahn a couple months ago, I've gotten a new debit card with a new number. The DB website stresses that an ID (credit or debit card used for the purchase, or ...
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Does Frankfurt have two airports?

I am planning to fly to Frankfurt and I saw that there are two airports: FRA (Frankfurt Airport) and HHN (Frankfurt–Hahn Airport). Which one is more convenient and closer to cultural places including ...
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How can I buy a Deutsche Bahn Bahncard from outside of the Euro zone?

I am located in Germany and have friends coming to visit for a month. They intend to travel around by train quite a bit, so I thought it would make sense to get BahnCards for them. Luckily, Deutsche ...
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How to inform foreign office in Germany regarding Blue card when leaving Germany? [closed]

I am working in Germany since February, 2016 and I have a blue card which is valid till 2020. Due to some reasons am resigning my current job and leaving Germany permanently and moving back to my home ...
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How can a technically homeless German citizen issue an invitation for a Schengen visa?

My friend has a problem to send Verpflichtungserklärung (VPE) to me. It seems the immigration office of her town wants more than only blocking 5000 Euros. They want her to prove she has a home. She is ...
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Do I need to pass UK Border Control if I'm changing from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national. I'm travelling from Germany to India and I have a 9 hour stop at Heathrow Airport. I have to change terminals, does this mean I have to go through UK's Border Control?
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Urgent help needed with stolen visa

I'm having a vacation in Paris with my girlfriend. She is a Russian exchange student but studying/living until September in Germany. Unfortunately, her bag including the German visa got stolen. Our ...
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What is the longest stretch of the Autobahn that is guaranteed to have no speed limits?

I would like to rent a nice sports car this summer and go for a drive on the Autobahn. What is the longest stretch of the German highways that is guaranteed (short of a natural disaster) to have no ...
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I want to drive from Heiligenhafen to Saarbrücken using A1 without being hindered by roadworks

I'd like to drive from Heiligenhafen to Saarbrücken (Germany) on the A1 (Bundesautobahn 1), but there is an interruption between Blankenheim/Tondorf and Kelberg. Is there an alternative way between ...
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Are there speed cameras on stretches of the Autobahn with a temporary speed limit?

Driving on the Autobahn one can often see a temporary speed limit: Are these limits actually enforced, either through a speed camera or by policemen carrying a radar?
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Are German festivals safe for foreigners?

Given the increased reporting of incidents of violent sexual assaults at German festivals are these festivals safe for foreign women to attend? What should be done to decrease risk when attending, for ...
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German (Schengen) internship visa rejected. How to appeal?

I am an Indian national living in Beijing, China (work permit). I recently applied for internship visa (Schengen visa >90 days) in China and received a refusal letter stating "Your intention to leave ...
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Do you need a Vignette to travel the roads of Switzerland, and how can I obtain one?

To drive on Swiss motorways if I recall correctly one needs a Vignette based on what I have been reading I should be able to buy it at various places in the country. I am renting a car in Frankfurt ...
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Connecting from a Schengen inbound flight to a non-Schengen outbound flight at Munich airport

I'm 17 years old and I will be Flying on my own from Italy to Canada for the first time. I will travel from Italy to Munich and then I will take other flights. I will travel with Lufthansa for all the ...
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Where can you rent Tesla S or X model in Frankfurt?

Looking to rent Tesla S or X for a 2 week road trip starting in Frankfurt. Any ideas if anybody's renting them? Checking Hertz and Sixt, both no longer list Tesla S in their collection. Update (6/6/...
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Can I arrive before my German National Visa D is valid (e.g 2 weeks)? [duplicate]

I am an Australian, and we can travel in the Schengen Area for 3 months in 6 month period using the Schengen Visa Waiver program. Can I arrive in the Germany on the Schengen Visa Waiver program two ...
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What is the detailed Process of getting Schengen Visa by locking money for verpflichtungserklärung?

I am from Iran and want to visit my friends in Germany, but getting a visa is difficult. However, I have a German friend who wants to send me a formal invitation letter called verpflichtungserklärung ...
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How can a tourist obtain an 'authentic' duelling scar?

Introduction... The dueling scar, also called schmiss or renommierschmiss (bragging scar), was considered a mark of honor. Young fraternity men proved their valor in these duels, which were ...
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How to improve the chances of getting a free ticket from a “Blue Girl” at the Bayreuth Festival?

Later this year (in August) the world's prominent classical music lovers will converge in a sleepy little Bavarian town for the annual Bayreuth Festival. Source: By Rico Neitzel - http://www.rizi-...
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Getting insurance for a motorbike in Germany

I'll be going to Germany (Munich) next week and my plan is to buy a motorbike and then drive it back to Sweden (where I intend to keep it, register at the local DMV etc.). I'm unclear how such a ...
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Is it possible to enter france first stay there for 2 days and then go to Germany as I got my visa via Germany [duplicate]

Hi I have a Schengen visa via german embassy,my earlier plan was to go to Germany directly but now due to some unforeseen circumstances I have to reschedule my flight and now I want to directly enter ...
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Can I use my single entry German Schengen visa to go to Italy instead?

My friends and I planned to visit Germany, so I got a single entry tourist Schengen visa to Germany. However, my travel plans have changed since then, because my friends are going to Italy instead. I ...
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Germany Immigration Officers Arrival interview questions

I would like to ask how the immigration officers are going to ask or what they will require once I land in Berlin. I have traveled before outside the country but this is my first time travelling as an ...
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Apply for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Long-term stay visa requirement for Germany when holding a Dutch Residence Permit [closed]

I currently have a Netherlands Residence Permit valid for 2years and I am currently studying at Netherlands. My next year of studies is at Berlin. I will be going back to India during this summer ...
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Cycling near Hannover [closed]

I want to cycle from Bad Hersfeld to Hannover through Kassel and Gottingen. Is there something worth seeing? Is the scenery during the summer ok, or are there just trees and nothing else? I am ...
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after German residence permit expires, can I start my tourist 90/180 days?

I am an American studying abroad in Germany, but I want to spend up to 90 days as a tourist in Spain following the end of my program and the expiration of my residence permit. I entered the Schengen ...