A large country in Western Europe.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

9
votes
3answers
1k views

Can go to Germany on all-year tires in winter?

I know that German law requires tires apt for snow in winter time. It's quite obvious that I cannot use summer tires, but can I go on universal all-year tires? What are the exact requirements?
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Waiting time when applying for a German passport abroad?

I've noticed that there are a fair amount of Germans here. I just applied for my first German passport at the consulate in Vancouver and they told me that it takes around 8-10 weeks to arrive, which ...
1
vote
2answers
73 views

Germany-Bremen To France-Lyon

What is the cheapest way to travel from Bremen or Hamburg (Germany) to Lyon (France) and return. The time is end of August. I am looking for plane/train/bus possibilities and duration of travel can ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

TYPE D German visa 6 months Validity Can I travel to other Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am from India and I am a exchange student in Germany I have got type D visa which says valid for Germany and the validity is for 6 months I would not require a resident permit. Can I travel to other ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

Do I need a visa for layover at Germany airport?

I got a single-entry Schengen visa. After attending a forum at Germany, I will go to the UK for few days. But I am supposed to take my flight back to my country, Myanmar, from Germany. So I will fly ...
3
votes
1answer
178 views

As a German citizen on a working holiday visa in Canada, can I get a new visa waiver for the US after returning to Canada for some time?

I am a German citizen currently in Canada on a working holiday visa valid for 12 months from last year's September. My fiancé lives in the US, and I visited him for one week in February and another 2 ...
8
votes
2answers
707 views

How much time is needed in FRA?

How much time should I allow myself to get from Frankfurt Airport train station to Terminal 2, check in and fly (with Emirates Airline)? What if I check in online (but still have bags to drop off?)? ...
5
votes
2answers
216 views

Beaches on lakes in Germany - security aspects

I usually travel alone, which raises security issues. The most serious they are on beaches near lakes - when I want to swim, I have to leave all belonging on the beach. I've never experienced ...
9
votes
5answers
2k views

What are the standard border checks when traveling between Warsaw and Berlin by various types of transit

I know that there is always a passport check when traveling by air. Is that the same case when traveling by train, bus, and car?
1
vote
0answers
59 views

English speaking Music Schools or private tutors for saxophone lessons in Stuttgart (Germany) [closed]

I'm coming to Stuttgart for 6 months , and I started self learning saxophone since 4 months so far , but i need to boost a little bit. So I'm searching for a Music School that is open for public ...
4
votes
2answers
587 views

CitiBank Branch in Leipzig

I'm searching for a Citibank branch in Leipzig. I've checked google maps and it's not really updated because the one that was mentioned in Goethestrasse was changed into a TargoBank.
6
votes
1answer
69 views

Combining Regio-Ticket Bayern with “Grossraum” tickets?

If you stay in Middle-Franconia (Nuremberg and surrounding) for more than a week and want to travel withing that region with public transport, probably the cheapest option is the VGN-Gesamtraum 9-Uhr ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
397 views

Traveling to Germany before using a type D visa for Belgium

I have a valid Belgium work permit and visa type D, however due to project delays, my travel to Belgium is delayed for few more months, so that visa is not utilized. However I would like to travel to ...
6
votes
2answers
290 views

Where is the Saarland-Ticket valid?

I'm trying to book a train ticket on from Saarbrücken to Bonn. If I try searching "nur Nahverkehr", bahn.de suggests the "Saarland-Ticket". It seems like this might be valid in the ...
5
votes
1answer
82 views

I'm a Bulgarian citizen. Can I apply for a Russian visa in the embassy in Berlin?

I'm traveling at the moment, so the only option for me would be to apply at the Russian embassy in Germany. Are there any restrictions,regarding that? I was told earlier by a worker at the embassy in ...
8
votes
1answer
279 views

What is the procedure with people at CBP who cannot speak english

I currently have the situation, that someone is visiting me in the US from Germany. But this person cannot speak english at all. How and what should one do to get the person through the CBP as ...
0
votes
2answers
190 views

Why are postcards of Cologne in ruins following WW2 bombing sold in the city? [closed]

Two years ago I visited Cologne and while I very much enjoyed my stay, one thing did stick out for me as incredibly odd. Souvenir shops in addition to selling key rings, fridge magnets and standard ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

Is any permit required to rent a home for less than 3 months in Germany? [closed]

I have student's residence permission in Italy, which is valid for 1 year. Now I should move to Germany to stay there for at least 3 months, but according to Schengen rules, I can be there just for ...
2
votes
3answers
199 views

Apartment in Munich

I'm a married man looking for an apartment to live with my wife from February 2014 until April 2014. How can I find an apartment for this time period?
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Campsite in Zugspitze area

Are there campsites in Zugspitze neighborhood? I am asking about a place where a person can bring its own tent and stay in it for a night and pay not much for that. There is no need for saunas, ...
3
votes
1answer
141 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
216 views

Austria - Czech Republic - Germany - What is the best option for mobile phone

I'm planning to spend about 10 days in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany, starting in Austria. I'd like to have mobile internet for maps and getting information about cities. I'd like also to have ...
3
votes
1answer
153 views

How to overcome depression when relocating? [closed]

I'm a software engineer and I relocated last year to Berlin. I'm learning the German language and I'm trying to understand the whole new world. But my problem is that I discovered that I'm depressed, ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Cheap flights from Bavaria to Norway in summer [closed]

My friends from Poland are planning a trip to Norway in summer (July). They've managed to find a flight from Warsaw (to Stavanger) and return (from Oslo) in the price 70 Euro in one direction. I was ...
5
votes
1answer
300 views

Recommendation for mobile prepaid SIM card for smartphone + home calls

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Getting from Düsseldorf airport to the city centre

I'm going to be flying into Düsseldorf airport mid-morning, and I'll need to get into the city centre. Is there an option that's fairly quick and not too expensive? Also, if the best option looks to ...
6
votes
1answer
341 views

Speed limits for drivers with less than two years experience in Germany and Poland?

I am from the Republic of Belarus and in our country there is a speed limit on the motorway for new drivers is 70 km/hr, while for drivers with more than 2 years' experience it is 110 km/hr. I am ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Visit collaborators in Germany: visa type

I am a PhD student in the US and I have a co-author who is a professor at a university in Germany. In a few months I plan on visiting her to continue work on a project. Her institution and grant ...
7
votes
2answers
256 views

As an Argentinian citizen, can I attempt to look for a job in Germany while touring?

I'm attempting to decide what to do of my holidays, and this just popped up on my mind a couple weeks ago. My original plans included the possibility of, if the place is nice enough, trying to seek ...
3
votes
2answers
337 views

Good, safe place to spend a night by a roadside - Austria, Germany

In summer I want to travel a bit about Western Europe. I think I would start with Austria and Germany. Is it possible to (easily?) find place, where I can just sleep in a car, a place that is free ...
2
votes
0answers
86 views

How to buy a Probe Bahncard without username and password? [closed]

I want to buy the German Probe Bahncard, a discount subscription programme offered by Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German national railway company. Problem: If I click on the buy and print button on the ...
9
votes
2answers
883 views

AAA benefits in Europe?

The Wikipedia page for the American Automobile Association (AAA) mentions that members may receive reciprocal benefits from European agencies while traveling in Europe. What benefits does AAA ...
11
votes
8answers
654 views

Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic - Suggestions for 3 week vacation [closed]

My wife and I are looking to take a vacation next year, in September, to the above noted countries. I would like to solicit the 'must see' places in those countries. I focus more on the history (ie. ...
15
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
346 views

Is there student dorm accommodation in Leipzig (Germany) for non-students?

I'm intending to spend this summer in Leipzig, Germany and I'm searching for an accommodation. My friends were in Stuttgart and they managed to find a good place in Kolping House in Stuttgart, which ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Travelling to Romania for 4 days by Schengen visa issued by Germany? [duplicate]

I have Schengen visa delivered by Germany, in the German embassy in Morocco, I have already Mult entry 90 days, my visa will expire the 11th March 2014. I wanna visit Romania for 4 days. Can I go to ...
3
votes
3answers
825 views

Bringing cooked meat to Germany?

I know it is prohibited to bring meat or dairy products to Germany, but I wonder if bringing cooked meat would also be a problem? It is part of our curries and other material in the curry are beans ...
7
votes
3answers
161 views

Are there sleeper trains going from Northern Italy to the Rhine Valley (Germany)?

I'm trying to get from the Cinque Terra to the Rhine Valley. So departing anywhere from Pisa (or even Florence) to Milan and arriving in between Hahn airport, Cologne, and Frankfurt would work. I've ...
1
vote
2answers
198 views

Trees in the Rhine Valley in early November

What is the Rhine Valley like in terms of landscape during this time? Specifically any river cruises that run through St. Goar. If there's snow, then I think that would be beautiful too. But it's the ...
5
votes
2answers
199 views

Rail&Fly: where to buy the reservation for City Night Line trains at Deutsche Bahn?

I have a plane ticket including a rail@fly ticket for the Deutsche Bahn (DB). I want to use a City Night Line train, which has a compulsory reservation. But where can I find this reservation option? ...
3
votes
2answers
214 views

Long Stay Visa in Germany

I got selected to an incubator program in Germany and I'm a Sri Lankan citizen. I cannot seem to find the right type of visa I need to apply for. The Embassy told me it has to be Long Term Visa, but ...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

Is it possible to appeal a refused Schengen visa? (Germany short stay holiday visa was refused) [duplicate]

I am from Sri Lanka and applied for a short stay holiday visa to Germany for two weeks from 30th Dec 2013 to 11th Jan 2014 with my two children age eight and ten. My husband did not apply due to his ...
4
votes
0answers
170 views

Can I get my Schengen visa reissued in Germany? [closed]

I have lost my passport with my Schengen visa in Germany. I have just acquired a new passport but no visa yet and I need to travel ASAP. I am a foreign exchange student in Germany. What can I do to ...
11
votes
2answers
638 views

Is there Wi-Fi and electric socket in long-distance buses in Germany?

Traveling with Polish bus operator PolskiBus I got used to electric socket and free Wi-Fi on board. I could just charge my smartphone and browse internet or read books. How does it look like in ...
5
votes
2answers
398 views

Issues when carrying medication on an airplane when travelling to Germany?

I am going to fly to Germany tomorrow. I wished to take few tablets and syrup for cold,fever etc. Now I want to know whether there is any problem to carry drugs. Moreover it is my first trip, so ...
2
votes
2answers
471 views

Prepaid mobile phone package for Frankfurt, Germany

I am visiting my sister in Frankfurt Germany and I want to buy a prepaid card with calling time, SMS and mainly Internet. I saw the other replies but the sites that were posted from other users are ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

Schengen Visa - Change of Destination? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen Visa that I issued from the German embassy back in 2011 (it's still valid till mid-2014). I never actually went to Germany though. It says visa type: C, multiple entries, 90 days ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Cheap/free parking near Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

The official low-cost parking near Frankfurt-Hahn airport is not really low cost with prices starting at 3.50 EUR/day. I will fly to Scotland for a week and now I'm looking for an alternative ...
11
votes
1answer
869 views

How can a US citizen obtain a Russian tourist visa from Berlin?

I'm in Berlin and plan to travel to Saint Petersburg in the not-too-distant future. How can I obtain a Russian visa while I'm in Berlin? Here are my criteria: Obtain a Russian tourist visa while in ...