A large country in Western Europe.

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German National Visa - Internship or guest researcher?

I have a fellowship offer for a 4-month stay at a German research organisation (non-profit). Since, I am staying for more than 90 days I need a "German National Visa". I am confused as to what type of ...
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Travelling from India to Canada via Frankfurt [duplicate]

I am an Indian national, travelling from India to Montreal (Canada). I have a valid Canadian student visa. My connecting flight is from Frankfurt (Germany). The layover is of around 16 hrs at ...
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Will stay less than 90 days in Germany, but will work there, what kind of visa do I need? [duplicate]

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)?
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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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Left luggage storage in Frankfurt (Main) trainstation or airport

Is there a left luggage facility at the main train station or (not as ideal but it will do) the airport. I'll need to leave the luggage there (a small suitcase) for about 3 days as I take a little ...
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How to Buy Schladerer Kirschwasser in Frankfurt, Germany?

I will visit Frankfurt (Germany) in this August and I want to buy two bottles of Schladerer Kirschwasser (alcohol, cherry brandy) near Frankfurt Main. Since I plan to go back to my country from Italy, ...
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Tourist spots on Munich airport terminal B [closed]

Is there any tourist spot worth watching at Munich airport terminal B?
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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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Finding social sports clubs in Berlin [closed]

How to find weekly sessions of badminton or basketball in Berlin? The only place I have found a few listings is on http://berlin.meetup.com/ but there are not many there. Does it really require ...
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Can visitor open a bank account in Germany? [closed]

I am in Munich for 2 months internship. Can anyone please tell if I can open a Bank account here in Munich, Germany ? What'd be the procedure?
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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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Sites to see between Regensburg and Frankfurt

I'll be traveling in Germany in June. Toward the end of the trip, we'll be going to Regensburg and then we have three days before we have to be in Frankfurt to fly home. I'm looking for suggestions ...
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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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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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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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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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What way people get to Oktoberfest in Munich?

I watched weblinks from Wikipedia, there are some links to sites about this festival. I read on them that auto is bad variant to go there. Flights from Moscow to Munich isn't a problem, but what to do ...
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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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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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Can I bring a small, decorative deer skull from Germany to the US?

I received -- as a gift -- a small skull mounted on a carved wooden background, typical of Bavaria. I've looked online but am confused about US customs requirements. Can I bring this through? If not, ...
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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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How can I travel to Germany with my dog?

I will be traveling to Germany (from the USA) in a few months and hope to bring my dog, a 10 lb Chihuahua-mix. I would like to do this with a minimum of difficulty, so I am hoping to hear the ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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 have two Schengen visas in one passport?

I will have to visit Europe twice for five months in total. I am Thai and will need a visa. The maximum stay in europe is 90 days, otherwise you have to apply for a long term stay according to my ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Germany?

I'll be staying in Berlin for one month and I have an unlocked iPhone (GSM) that I'd like to use while I'm here. What are my choices for SIM cards and packages that include data?
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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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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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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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Recommendation for mobile prepaid SIM card for smartphone + home calls in Germany

What SIM card would you recommend for smartphone user for the travel in Germany? It would be probably the only or the most important connection to the Internet, so large amounts of data and ...
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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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Traveling from Paris to Düsseldorf

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Düsseldorf? I'm flying into Paris via Ryanair from Rome, but there are no Ryanair flights from Paris to Düsseldorf (or anywhere near western Germany, ...
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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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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 ...