A large country in Western Europe.

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Sunbathing naked in public parks in Germany

I've learned it's practiced to sunbathe naked in public parks in Germany. But also in some parts of some parks. What are the general legal regulations about naked sunbathing in public parks in ...
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Travelling outside of Germany on a German Working Holiday visa (Australian)

A friend and I (Australians) are planning on visiting Europe in August next year. We wish to tour West and Central Europe for 4-5 weeks (on a normal Schengen visa) before entering Germany and ...
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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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Do I need Transit visa for Germany, travelling from India to Poland via Germany with Polish D-Type National Visa? [duplicate]

I am going to Poland (Delhi-Frankfurt-Warsaw) with Polish National Visa. Do I need Transit visa for layover in Frankfurt?
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Bus search engines for Germany without place of arrival?

So, I want to see if I can make a nice daytrip from Germany (to Germany or Netherlands, France... I live near the border so it would be nice if it included also the neighbouring countries) travelling ...
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Applying for German Schengen visa for several years' duration

I am thinking about applying for a Schengen visa for my next trip to Germany. Since I might be visiting Germany or other Schengen countries again in the next few years, I was wondering whether it ...
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What is this strange monument near Bamberg Altenburg?

I was recently in Bamberg (north-west Bavaria), and when visiting Altenburg I've stumbled upon this strange monument: ...
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How can I withdraw my money with a VISA debit card with lower fees in Germany? [closed]

I'm currently traveling in Germany. My card company requires fees by 1% from anything I spend with this VISA debit card. Is this also applied when I withdraw some money in ATMs? I've just checked my ...
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Travelling from Leipzig to Strasbourg [closed]

I am planning to travel to Strasbourg, France from Leipzig, Germany. I haven't found any routes without a huge number of stopovers enroute. I am open to traveling by bus, train or flight as long as ...
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Best way to spend 36 hours in Dresden [closed]

I am in Dresden this December for a day and a few hours. I would like suggestions on the absolute must-sees for me in this timeframe, and also a relatively good location to book a hotel. Ideally would ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

I will be traveling on the ICE in Germany. There is Internet available and even if there is none, I can use my 4g dongle to connect to the Internet. I do need to participate in a telconf while I am ...
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long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?

I have a lay over in Frankfurt (FRA) Airport for eight hours, and my final destation is Lisbon, Portugal. I hold a US Passport. Will I be able to go outside of FRA Aiport and join a sightseeing tour?
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A website that would find me a train from Basel (Switzerland) to any city, and then to Berlin for the lowest cost

I'm meeting someone in Berlin 2 days after I finish my university courses of an exchange program in Switzerland near Basel. I'd like to visit another city before getting to Berlin. I'd like to see a ...
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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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Fastest way to get from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe

I'm going from Rome to Karlsruhe. Direct flights are not comfortable, and going there through Stuttgart (few flights, bad times) is tricky as well. So I decided to go to Frankfurt and get a train from ...
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First time to Europe, can I transfer in Germany to Copenhagen with a Denmark type D visa? [closed]

Recently I booked the ticket to Copenhagen from China with Air Berlin which means I have to transfer inside Germany. However, I only got the Type D visa valid for Denmark. Will I have troubles ...
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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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Student dorms in Stuttgart (Germany)

I'm intending to spend 6 months in Stuttgart in Germany starting from June 2014, and I'm searching for student dorms to stay in for one month until I find a room in a shared apartment. I'm willing to ...
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Personal import of precooked bacon into Germany from USA

Can I bring precooked bacon in original package from the grocery store from the USA to Germany in my checked in luggage?
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Going from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz by train - DBahn Strike?

I need to go from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz this Saturday and I saw on the news that the German Rail is on strike. Are there going to be any trains this Saturday that connect Frankfurt Airport to ...
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When using rail passes in Germany, can I use it in “urban trains” as well? (U-bahn, S-bahn)

Take this german rail pass for example: The German Rail Pass from Rail Europe gives you unlimited train travel from four to ten days This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail ...
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Prepaid cellphone (Handy) or SIM card for Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary?

I'm going to spend all May 2014 in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungry and I want to have a smart phone to have the possibility to see maps and thins kind of data and of course make some ...
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Finding travelers to Germany from Hungary by car

I am planing to go to Germany between the end of this month and the beginning of next month. Checking the flights, are pretty expensive. So I thought maybe there's a place I can find travellers by ...
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Can a Canadian citizen go to Berlin on a one-way ticket?

My friend was thinking of booking last-minute trips...& I was wondering whether a Canadian citizen not born in Canada can travel to Berlin for a month with a one-way ticket and no visa? I'm not ...
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Best deals for students booking international flight tickets from India

I will be travelling to and fro from Hyderabad (HYD), India to Berlin (TXL), Germany. Duration: 20th May to 20th August of 2013 (3 months) Class: Economy Class (as low as possible) Where can I find ...
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Would an Australian travelling to Germany for a week need a visa?

Does an Australian citizen without any German citizenship need any form of visa or anything aside from basic passport etc to travel and spend one week in Germany for business reasons?
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Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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Are dashcams legal in Germany?

On Youtube I have seen a lot of videos like this with car accidents in Russia recorded by in-car cameras (dashcams). Is it legal to use such a device in Germany? If an accident happens, can I use the ...
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Cheap bus lines in Germany, something like Orangeways?

Are there any cheap bus lines inside Germany? Something like Orangeways? I've checked Deutsche Bahn cost for transport from Berlin to München and I was shocked with the price about 100 Euro. By ...
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What kind of ticket is required to travel to other zones having Nuremberg periodical ticket for tariff A?

I'm really lost trying to understand the tariff for Nuremberg (Nürnberg) public transport. This is the most complicated thing I've ever met. 10 tariff zones and a dozen of ticket zone variants... ...
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Is it possible to travel on river/canal from Bruges, Belgium to some point on the Rhine?

I want to take a canal/river trip that starts in Bruges (Belgium) and ends in the south of Germany. I cannot find the necessary information to tell me whether the river canal system in Bruges connects ...
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Re-entering a Schengen country [duplicate]

I traveled from Israel to Germany on September 5th and left on September 15th to go back to Israel, where I am now. I want to enter Germany again on December 7th. I know the Schengen visa rule says ...
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If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?

If you have a rental car from outside Germany, without a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental sticker what do I have to do to enter the environmental zones? Can I get a waiver if I show that I ...
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How to apply and get schengen visa after it has been rejected [duplicate]

I had posted a question here when my schengen visa was rejected once. I applied the second time and I got the visa. So I decided to post my experience and also share what I did right the second time ...
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Apply for UK visa while in Germany

Can I apply for UK Business Visit visa from Germany? I'm an Egyptian citizen.
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Do I need a transit visa in Frankfurt, Germany on the way to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired F1 visa and going there to get my H1B visa stamping. I have a stop at Frankfurt, Germany for 4 hours while flying to India. Do I ...
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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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From Munich to Berlin, 6 hours in Dresden or Nuremberg or Bamberg or Leipzig? [closed]

I am taking train from Munich to Berlin, and want to stop somewhere in the middle for about 6 hours (have lunch, visit one museum/tourist spot and then casually stroll around). I am wondering which ...
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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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How should I apply for a Schengen visa from the UK?

I’m going to apply for a tourist visa to Germany. It is said that I need a reference letter from my employer. However, I’m working on contract and my contract will end before I go traveling. What ...
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Entry Point for Schengen Visa Dilemma [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen visa to enter through Germany (Frankfurt) and got it. Now I found a much cheaper flight to Paris and would rather fly there and maybe make my way to Germany eventually or ...
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Is there an obligation to renew a small child's passport before its expiry date?

I obtained my daughter's first children passport when she was just a few months old. Now she is three and during our last flight an immigration officer complained that her passport had a baby photo. ...
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Do I need transit visa for Frankfurt if I have Canadian student visa? [duplicate]

I have a Canadian student visa and I will be travelling form India to Canada via Frankfurt. I will be staying in Frankfurt airport for 23 hours, do I need a transit visa for Germany?
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How can a tourist rent a house or apartment or any other residence in Germany except hotel?

I'm planning to travel Germany for two months and am currently looking for a place where I'm going to stay. I was looking for a hotel at the first time, but it was quite expansive as I'll stay for two ...
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4-day stopover in Frankfurt, what about my luggage? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen travelling to Canada via Frankfurt on August 14th. My next flight is on the 19th. My Canadian visa is a student visa, and I also have a Schengen visa (visiting). Will my ...
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Deutschland multiple entry Visa Type D “ national visa ” [duplicate]

I have a Multiple Visa of type D valid for Deutschland. Is it enough for traveling Schengen countries or I should apply for residency or any other type of visa to travel? my visa is German National ...
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Visiting Neuschwanstein without booking a ticket?

I would like to visit Neuschwanstein Castle. However, I don't know when I will be there, so that I am unable to book a ticket earlier. Is there any daily visitor limit there? If so, after reaching ...
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How much would it cost to take a train from Krakow to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Hamburg, and Hamburg to Warsaw?

I was thinking about purchasing the tickets at the local stations. I wanted to spend three weeks in Poland and a week in Prague, Munich, and Hamburg. I set aside $300 for each train itinerary but I'm ...
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Do all German airports lack free wifi?

I've just been talking to another traveller who was particularly grumpy about Munich airport not having free wifi when he was there recently. Now I seem to recall that Germany has pretty strict laws ...
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Hitchhiking through Germany

I am going to hitchhike through Germany in the near future and I have never done it before. I am trying to go from one city to the next one, a few hundred kilometers. Am I going to be more successful ...