A large country in Western Europe.

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How are validated underground tickets checked in Berlin?

I have been travelling around Berlin the last few days. I have bought a ticket for the underground zones A and B every day but my ticket has not been checked once and there are no barriers (I'm from ...
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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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Is visa required for transit in Germany? [duplicate]

I will be travelling from USA to India via Phoenix-Frankfurt-Bangalore this May. I currently have a US F1 Student Visa. Do I need to a transit visa for Germany, since I have a layover in ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Reliable wifi on train?

There's a fair chance that I will be travelling between Düsseldorf (DE) and Poznan (P) frequently soon, using Deutsche Bahn. Since this is a fairly long trip, I'd like to ensure that I can open my ...
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Getting around Germany (flight / travel strategy) [on hold]

So here is my plan to visit Germany & Romania as a USA native. USA or Newark EWR -> Bucharest, Romania (4 days) fly to -> somewhere in Germany (Munich or Berlin) (stay 10 days) ---- > fly back ...
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Arriving at night before Schengen visa valid date?

I'll be traveling to Germany this May and my planes would arrive at 4 May 20.30 at Frankfurt Airport but the Schengen visa that I received is valid only at 5 May. Is it possible to enter if it's only ...
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Can I apply for UK tourist visa from France if I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany?

I want to visit UK. I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. Can I apply UK tourist visa from France? Or do I have to apply from Germany?
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What is “employer letter” for Schengen when I'm in college?

One of the requirements to apply for a Schengen visa to Germany from the US is reference letter from your employer I'm a student in a university. Do I just need a document confirming that ...
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What's the cheapest public transport from Nürnberg to Prague?

What's the cheapest way to get from Nuremberg (Nürnberg) to Prague (and back) with public transport (buses, trains etc.)? I've found that ICE costs about 100 Euro, so it's definitely not what I ...
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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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Nightclubs in Friedrichshain

I am wondering what the nearest party clubs to Niederbarnimstrasse (in Berlin) are. Any type of clubs are welcome.
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Schengen overstay fee, which Schengen country will impose fine?

I am entering Germany just to connect to flight to Italy. Counting from day of entry Nov 7 into Germany and departure date from Italy Feb 6, I count 91 days. I did not know 90 day limit rule. Called ...
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Visa for European countries for US passport holder

I'm a US passport holder. What documents do I need when I fly from the U.S. to Germany? Assume I'm going for a few weeks of vacation. Obviously I need my passport. What about a "visa"? Anything ...
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Travelling to Amsterdam with Multi Schengen visa. Can I visit Frankfurt on transit first?

I'm travelling to Amsterdam this month & some other countries in Europe but my longer stay will be in Amsterdam so I've already issued Multi Schengen visa from Netherlands but on my way to ...
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Visa Germany 2 times - Schengen Visa

I am intending to marry my fiance and I am therefore planning to travel to Germany to visit his family. I am a non-EU citizen and need a visa. The planned travel times will be as following: 18th ...
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Schengen visa 90/180 rule question

I am a student and I have to go to Italy for a conference in mid-May for a week. Then I have to go to Germany for another conference in late September for a week. A Schengen visa is valid for 90 days ...
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Cancelling hotel after getting a visa?

I am a doctoral student in Germany and am inviting my parents from India for a short visit. I sent them an official invitation letter from the Ausländerbehörde which is called Verpflichtungserklärung. ...
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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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From Kurfürstendamm to Europarc Dreilinden

I have to take a business trip to Berlin. My company offices are here, but I'll probably stay in an hotel in Kurfürstendamm, just to be in a "center" location. Can you guys suggest me a public ...
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Crossing roads in Berlin

I am on holiday in Berlin and I have noticed that no pedestrians cross the road until the green man is on, I was wondering if there is some sort of jaywalking rule, also some of the vehicles go ...
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Student visa for Sweden and Germany [closed]

I am interested in doing a Master's degree in Sweden or Germany, and I was accepted for a program in Sweden, but for Germany, I expect decisions to come in in May and June. For me, Germany is ...
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Schengen visa refusal through German consulate

My husband being a cardiac surgeon was going to attend a conference in Berlin, Germany in June. My husband, my two kids and I applied for a tourist visa through the German embassy from Islamabad ...
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How happily will taxis cross the triple-point borders around Basel?

I am looking at travelling to Basel, Switzerland early next week (Tuesday). It would appear that hotels are very hard to come by at a reasonable price, so I am looking at staying in Mulhouse in nearby ...
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Driving from Genoa to The Hague with an LPG car

We are a family of 4, two adults + 5 years old + 8 months old. We are traveling to The Hague, Holland from Genoa, Italy. We decided to go by car, and we are trying to calculate costs. So here it goes: ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

Hi I am currently living in Chennai (India). I intend to visit Germany as an international exchange student from April - June 2015. I applied for Schengen visa and provided my bank account details as ...
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German short term visa - take flight next day on visa expiry date

I have short term german visa for three days. I don't have a flight in my budget on the 3rd day night so I want to know if I can finish my immigration on the 3rd day night and take up the flight next ...
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Travel from Venice, Italy to Cologne, Germany

Unfortunately, I missed my Ryan air flight from Venice to Cologne (Köln). Now I am in trouble. What can be optimal way by bus or train? Or where can I get some rideshare facility?
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Internship in Germany on Normal Schengen visa?

I have a little query which I want to clarify. I have an internship offer from Germany. It'd be a summer internship of 6 weeks in Munich. The internship would be unpaid but I am willing to bear all ...
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Can I apply a new German Schengen Visa, when my first Czech Schengen visa has not expired but only allow me to entry once

I need your help friends. I have a single entry Schengen Visa from the czech embassy in London due from 22-03-15 to 12-04-15 and the duration of stay is only 7 days. I planned to stay in Czech ...
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Easyjet ticket office in Schönefeld

I have been to Schönefeld a few times before, but I cannot remember: is there a Easyjet stand or an office where I could buy my ticket (in advance, I mean) using cash or a German ATM card? I don't ...
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My residence & work permits in Germany are expiring soon, but I want to stay and travel in Europe. What visa should I apply for?

I'm an Australian citizen working in Germany but my work contract finishes this month along with both my work and residence permits. I would like to stay after my permits expire and travel to other ...
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See as much of Europe as possible in a week [closed]

I don't know if this is a typical question that admins immediately close, but I am going to ask anyway. I am from India. I have an opportunity to visit Frankfurt on Schengen visa. After my work is ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Frankfurt, Germany, on the way to Ecuador? [duplicate]

I am a Syrian passport holder and I have a residency card in Saudi Arabia. I'm traveling from Saudi to Ecuador passing through Frankfurt airport for a 7 hours stop, then to UIO Quito, Ecuador airport. ...
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Is wild camping possible in Germany? Where?

Is it possible to do wild camping in Germany? Are there specific zones for that? If yes, can someone recommend a few, preferably with nice trails to walk. The idea is to go into nature.
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Communist architecture in Berlin

I am going to be in Berlin for a weekend and would like to photograph and tour some Bismarck structures, underground bunkers or any industrial complex. What are my options?
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Can I rent a car in Berlin and drive to Krakow?

We have 5 people traveling from Berlin to Krakow and want to know if this is a reasonable way to travel?
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Flight connections between south-west Germany and Corsica?

I've been trying to find flight connections between South-West Germany (Stuttgart, Baden, Strasbourg, Basel) and Corsica (ideally Calvi). There seems to be little choice and many connections are via ...
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Can I use a Schengen multiple-entry business visa for tourism? [duplicate]

I have a valid multiple entry schengen business visa issued by the norwegian embassy for a duration of 1 year. I was supposed to travel at the beginning of February to Norway and use this visa but ...
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Need to understand why my Schengen visa was refused

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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Understanding the reasons for a Schengen visa refusal

I'm 17 years old, Sudanese, and I live in the UAE. I registered for a German course in Munich, and I got an invitation from a family friend who is German and applied for a tourist visa. It got ...
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Schengen visa to study in Germany refused

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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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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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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What is the most campsite-dense route between Belgium and the Tatras?

We would like to hike in the Tatras this summer. Due to our kids we can't drive there in one go and would probably like to just take the easy route. Google maps gives us three options. Given that we ...
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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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Which countries are covered under long-term work permit “Deutschland” visa?

I am an Indian and recently traveled to Germany on long-stay “Deutschland” visa on work permit I want to know which countries are covered under this visa.
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Do I need a Visa for a Schengen train trip with stop-over in other Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with a US green card. I am going on a study abroad trip to London and I know I need a visa for that. However, I do plan to take a trip to Germany to visit my relatives via train ...
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Extended stay visa for Germany

I want to apply for an extended stay visa for Germany to visit a friend. I want to visit beyond the 90 days that American can visit Schengen countries without going through an application process. ...
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How can I see the Berlin Wall?

What, if anything, is left of the Berlin Wall, and where and how can I see it? Is there any official monument and/or museum I should include in my visit as well?
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1.5 hour layover long enough? [duplicate]

I'm going to be traveling to Germany from the US, and on the flight back that is preferable for other reasons, we'll be going Nuremberg->Frankfurt, then have 1.5 hours, then -> Chicago. Is that long ...