A large country in Western Europe.

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How to calculate road toll charges when driving from Spain to Germany?

How much does one have to pay to go the whole way from San Sebastián (Northern Spain) to Munich (Germany) via French (and possibly Swiss) highways (i.e. autoroute or Autobahn)? Google Maps currently ...
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Applied for Blue Card in Germany. Visa expired. Can I travel back to my country (India) and come back [closed]

I am in Germany now working with a valid work contract. I have applied for blue card 3 weeks back. It has not yet arrived. But I have a letter which says that, I have applied for a blue card (and this ...
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I want to get from Poland to Frankfurt as cheap as possible [closed]

I want to get from Poland to Frankfurt am Main with a price as cheap as possible. Since I have a student discount (51%) for railway in Poland, I can travel from any city in Poland. However, the ...
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Where can I buy the German environmental badge while driving to my destination in Germany?

I am driving to Germany today and just noticed that I am traveling to a city which requires a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental badge to enter. Normally you need to order them in advance. ...
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German environmental auto badge (Umweltplakette) [duplicate]

I have a short notice trip to Germany and will be driving. I haven't time to buy a Umweltplakette on line before I go (in 2 days). Where can I buy one once in the country and how easy is it? I speak ...
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Schengen visa refusal on threat to public policy, security, health (Germany)

I applied for German Schengen visa as a medical escort to my relative in a different country from where I reside, but my visa application was refused and the refusal letter was written in German as ...
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Travel agent booked ticket when passport has less than 3 months left

Briefly, my boyfriend's mum booked a ticket for me to Germany through a travel agent. The travel agent requested a scan of my passport photo page (which shows the expiry date). I hold a Canadian ...
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Hamburg public transport tickets for a 3 day / 48 hour trip?

I'm going for a weekend to Hamburg, and I'm trying to work out the best public transport ticket(s) to get. I'll be arriving on a Friday evening, leaving on a Sunday, but spending less than 48 hours in ...
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How is the weather in Germany in June?

I'll be going to Berlin and Greifswald in June. As I am from a tropical country which hardly have any big difference on temperature and weather, I wonder how it would be during that month and consult ...
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Consulting airfare prices after sale [closed]

An airline company I've been keeping track of recently held a sale. Before the sale, the airfare prices were very cheap on weekends, and very expensive on weekdays (Sat, Sun, long haul flights are at $...
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Planning to stay for 3 months in Berlin, Germany. Should I bring a car with me?

I will be spending about 3 months (at least) in Berlin, Germany, primarly to look for some business oportunities or maybe a job. I am aware of the nearly perfect transportation services Berlin offers (...
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I was refused a tourist German visa. Is it OK to apply for a business trip to the same place? [duplicate]

The first time, I was not entitled to disclose the purpose of the travel to anyone beyond the company, so I applied for a tourist visa. It feels, er, not completely true, but I couldn't provide an ...
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Flying into Germany with a Luxembourg Type D Visa [duplicate]

I have a Type D (long-stay) visa issued by Luxembourg. Can I fly into Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, and them from Dusseldorf take a train to go to Luxembourg?
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Travelling from US to India through Frankfurt on H1B visa with approved extension

I am planning to travel from US to India, for which there is a Lufthansa flight that goes through Frankfurt. There I will be switching from one Lufthansa flight (Lufthansa 9053) to another (Lufthansa ...
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Using my Azerbaijan driver's license in the Netherlands?

I have a driving licence which is issued in Azerbaijan and I have been living in Germany for 2 years(I have permission of residence).Clearly I can't use my driving licence in Germany after 6 month ...
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Payment for German Schengen visa by mail

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US through German consulate by mail and am looking at the visa fees. The page says that the visa fee is approx. $65-70, and the price for mailing the passport ...
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Apply for UK visa while not in my home country

Can I apply for UK Standard Visitor Visa from any place in the world? I'm an Egyptian citizen and would like to apply in Germany/France/Japan/etc, etc.
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How can I organize a year-long exchange to Germany? [closed]

I am an eleventh-grade male Canadian high school student. Over the past couple of years, I have found myself very interested in the German language and culture. Recently, in my spare time, I have ...
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Filling up the VIDEX Form (Schengen Visa) Regarding Address

My address contains a block number and a lot number, usually written as Block ## Lot ##. This was not accepted in the online application form (VIDEX) of the German Embassy. Their format is also very ...
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What is the location of this performance?

In this youtube video, Estas de Tonne is playing on a street - from what I can gather, somewhere in Germany, some time in 2011-2012, although I may be mistaken. Can anyone pinpoint a more precise ...
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Extending Visa in a Different European Country [closed]

Currently I'm studying in Czech Republic with the Erasmus program. Therefore I have the long stay student visa which will be end at the beginning of July. However I want to stay in Europe during the ...
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Schengen Visa Application Form: Parent as Sponsor? [duplicate]

An organization will be providing accommodation and food. As I am still a student (but NOT A MINOR), my father will be paying for my whole ticket and other expenses. My father is in the country I'm in,...
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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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Schengen visa help! Two insurance, different dates?

I will be participating in a student conference in Germany. I will need a visa for this, hence a need for travel insurance. The organization that invited me already provided insurance. However, the ...
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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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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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Is there any way around going to San Francisco to get a German visa?

I need a German visa. I am on a student visa in Seattle. I am an Indian Citizen so I definitely need a visa to enter and I don't want to go down to San Francisco to get a visa, any suggestions what I ...
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Rule to travel with a passport with less than 6 months validity [closed]

I am an Indian national with Indian passport. I am a Blue card (long term visa) holder in Germany. My passport is valid till August and I have to go to India for one week in mid-April. Therefore, I ...
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Buying a phone SIM card out of the country [closed]

I need to travel to Europe(Germany, France, Switzerland) starting in Germany where I will need a phone with available data. There have obviously been questions about various available plans like: ...
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Bringing a lightsaber / staff through Singapore airport from Germany

I have bough this Starwars Rey staff and I'm flying from Germany (Frankfurt) to Singapore. Would it be a problem when I check in the item in my luggage at Frankfurt airport? Singapore have some ...
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Traveling from Germany to Czech Republic and back by car

I am an American traveling through Europe. I recently lost my passport and am planning to go to Czech Republic from Germany in about a week by car(and back a week later). Will I be asked for my ...
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How to extend visa in Germany? [duplicate]

I’m currently in Berlin, Germany, with a C category visa (personal invitation). According to my profession I had several meetings with competent people, as a result I will be involved in shootings of ...
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Button for pedestrian traffic lights in Germany

I've been to Heidelberg, Germany recently and I've found things like this in most traffic lights in the city: If I press it a message that says "bitte warten" (please wait) appears. This is not ...
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How long does it take to send postcard from Germany to India

I sent a postcard from Munich (Germany) near Ostbahnof station to my friend in Gurgaon (Delhi, India) on 12th of October. I asked the man how much he said 80 cents. Whether he included the stamp or ...
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Receive packages from Amazon.de while in Germany for 3 weeks (Tourist)

I'm going to Germany for 3 weeks in December. While I'm there I'd like to order a few things off Amazon.de and have them delivered at the place I'm staying in (it's a paid apartment and the owners are ...
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Adventure sports in Germany [closed]

We are going to a backpack trip across western Europe and we want to give our adrenaline gland the rush of life time. So, please suggest some places (and nearby cities) where we can do stuff like sky ...
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Can I re-enter Germany after my limited use visa expires? [closed]

I arrived in Frankfurt on October 27th, 2015. I carry a US passport and I received a three month limited use visa after my 90 days of tourist visa free period ended. This three month visa expires on ...
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Short term schengen Visa to Germany refused twice due to lack of subsistence

I am a college student currently residing in Chennai, India. I was planning to attend a 5-day business conference being held in Germany in mid-March.My travel itinerary also included a 2-day detour to ...
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Does the 180 days in the 90/180 schengen rule start when landing in a country or after departing? [duplicate]

I went to stay in Germany from the 4th august 2015, till the 24th October 2015, totalling 88 days, now i am required to travel back to Germany on the 4th of march for a period of 40 days. Can i do ...
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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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Still possible to exchange old West German money (pre-Euro)?

I was stationed in West Germany in the 1980's and still have close to a hundred (West) German Deutschmarks in bills and coinage. If I visit Germany, can I exchange them for Euros, or are they now ...
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Any walking tours (in English) in Cologne or nearby?

I'll be in Cologne, Germany a few days this summer. Usually when I'm staying alone in a city (assuming I have time) I'll try to find a walking tour of some sort as it gives me an opportunity to meet ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D Schengen Visa?

I’m going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a separate ...
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Moving a Piaggio Ape from Germany to Spain [closed]

I am planning to move a Piaggio Ape (pictured below) from Southern Germany (Munich Area) to Northern Spain (Galicia) for a road trip through Northern Spain & Portugal next summer. I don't want to ...
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Can a foreigner easily buy and activate an ALDI talk micro SIM in Germany?

I'm going to be traveling through several countries in Europe and I want to get a prepaid data SIM. I don't use too much data, so I was thinking of getting an ALDI Talk SIM in Germany (where I'll be ...
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Can I drive from the Netherlands to Copenhagen without taking a ferry?

I'd like to know if it's possible to drive to Copenhagen using only car, meaning no ferry from Puttgarden to Rødby. I'm asking this because the ferry costs around 200 euros, and if I can drive around ...
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Canada to India via Germany on Expired Canadian Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen living in Canada on work permit which expired on 31st May. I have already applied for Work Permit extension but it is still in process and have not received yet. I need to ...
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holiday from Munich [closed]

We are visiting family near Munich. We would like to have a six day holiday, but we don't know where to go from Munich. We like smaller beautiful towns rather than big cities. Towns with quaint ...
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How to appeal a German visa refusal?

I have applied for visit visa to Germany, all the documents were correct but my visa was refused stating reason number 9 (Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry ...
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Are there any issues with using credit cards in Germany?

On my last trip to Germany my credit cards (chip-based Visa and MasterCard) were declined more than usual. I've been there like 10 times and haven't noticed this before but on this trip train ticket ...