A large country in Western Europe.

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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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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 ...
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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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Where to buy the best tour to Neuschwanstein castle?

We are going to visit Neuschwanstein castle in September. And can`t choose the tour agent to buy this day tour from Munich. Did anybody take such tour from Munich and can recommend us what to choose? ...
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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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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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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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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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Travel to Germany with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student)

Can I travel with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student) to Germany before entering Finland for the first time? I am from Iran and I want to visit my uncle for 10 days.
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Online comparison of currency exchange services in Germany

Sometimes it's prudent to get cash in a foreign currency in advance of a trip. (You may be travelling to a place where credit/debit cards or traveller's cheques are not widely accepted, or where ATMs ...
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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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How reliable are hotels' information on their websites?

I want to book a room in a hotel in Germany, But I'm not sure how trustworthy the information on their websites is. Have you ever booked a room in a hotel online? If so, did it come across as ...
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Trip in the south of Germany [closed]

I am planning an approximately 6-day trip in Germany with some friends(20-30 years old). From what I have read, there are plenty to see, so we will focus only on the southern part, namely the ...
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Places worth visiting by train from Munich to Berlin

My partner and I are planning to take a train from Munich to Berlin and stop over at a few cities on the way. As it will be our first time visiting Germany for 7 days, can you please advise which is ...
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Is it possible to make last-minute reservations on the City Night Train?

I'd like to take the overnight train ("City Night Line") from Germany to France in a few days. The bahn.de site shows the existence of the train, and gives a price ("from 330 EUR") but says it is too ...
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How to use Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam?

I have question about using Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam. As I see it's the most economic ticket plan for stay in Berlin with one planned visit to Potsdam. So I'd have to buy ...
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Electric wheelchairs hire in Cologne

I plan to visit Germany, Cologne particularly, from Moscow this fall. Unfortunately, I'm disabled, so I need to temporary hire an electric wheelchair. If anybody knows organizations, please help to ...
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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 ...
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PDF tickets on phone on Deutsche Bahn

In the past I have received DB tickets by MMS, but when booking a ticket now, I couldn't find that option. The confirmation email says I should print the PDF ticket... is it OK if I just download the ...
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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 ...
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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 travel with my video game to Germany?

I will be going to Germany next Monday and I will be there from 20 to 22 days, and I would like to take my PlayStation 4 with me, since sometimes I have problems to sleep. Is this possible. I come ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Inter-country one-way car rental in Europe?

I'd like to rent a car in Germany, drive to Hungary, and return the car there. Do any car rental agencies allow such a thing (without an enormous fee)? I'd consider a fee less than 1-2 days ...
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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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Data plans in Germany that can also can be used elsewhere in Europe

I am planning to spend around 100 days in Leipzig, Germany this summer , I wanted to make a prepaid data plan 1 GB be very enough. My Questions are: Which are the service providers who have ...
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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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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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“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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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 ...
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Traveling abroad with an expensive watch

If I am wearing an expensive watch, what should I do not to get in trouble at customs? Should I declare it when I enter a country? I will travel from Germany to Russia.
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Is 1½ hours enough for a transit at Munich airport?

I'm heading to India next week and have a connection in Munich, Germany. I made the mistake of booking a flight with only an hour and a half layover (freaking out!) and I'm wondering if I'll have to ...
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Berlin to Göttingen by Train or Bus

What is the cheapest way to get to Gottingen from Berlin ? I checked the Bahn Website and found some routes from Tegel airport. Are there any other cheaper routes ? I also found something called ...
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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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Student train discounts in Germany without BahnCard?

I'd like to visit Hamburg on 26th December this year, travelling by train from Poland. I've got a valid (Polish) student ID and I'm wondering if there's any discount I could get because of that. I ...
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Temporary address in Germany

I have a long Europe vacation. Since my flights are to/from Berlin, and Germany is in the middle of my trips, I was thinking to get a temporary postal address (e.g., P.O. Box) to receive some ...
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Do I need to reserve ICE train from Germany to Belgium with first-class rail pass?

I'll be travelling with a first-class Germany-Benelux rail pass, and I'm planning to take an ICE train from Cologne (Germany) to Brussels (Belgium). Will I need to reserve a seat for this train? I ...
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Do I need a visa to transit through Germany?

I'm not a citizen and I'm having a flight from Victoria to Vancouver, Vancouver Frankfurt, Frankfurt Casablanca with Orbitz, but yesterday I received an e-mail from them that said "the destination of ...
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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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Difference between Berlin CityTourCard, Berlin WelcomeCard or 7-Tage-Karte for 8 days' stay?

I am going to travel in Berlin for 8 days with a friend. I saw these three options which cover public transportation cost and more: Berlin CityTourCard Covers Berlin AB Zone with a list of discounts ...
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Can we enter Istanbul, Turkey and Frankfurt, Germany while flying through in transit for a few hours?

I am a US Citizen and my wife is an Indian citizen with a Permanent residency (Green Card). While travelling on vacation to Europe from the US, we will have 2 long connections in Instanbul, Turkey on ...
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Frankfurt Card 1-Day Ticket - 24hrs or 00:00-23:59?

Is the ticket valid 24 hours from validation or just from 00:00 to 23:59 for exact day? I arrive in the middle of the day and depart in the middle of the next day and I'm wondering whether 1-day ...
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How late can I purchase Deutsche Bahn savings fare?

I know I will be making a trip on a particular day, but I don't know exactly what time; yet, I still want to save money by purchasing the savings fare. How close to departure time of a train can I ...
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Do post offices in Leipzig offer a faxing service?

I want to send a fax from Leipzig. I know some post offices, like Deutsche Post, but do they usually offer such service? Do post offices in Leipzig offer sending faxes? If not, from where can I send ...
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Can friends use my DB online ticket if I hand them my credit card?

I booked a Deutsche Bahn online ticket for friends and me. I paid with my credit card, so the ticket lists my name and credit card number. Now, I can’t make it to the tour, and another friend of mine ...
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Are there any historical cathedrals near Frankfurt that I can visit?

I am an American organist who may have the opportunity to travel to Frankfurt am Main, Germany soon. I have not seen that Frankfurt is particularly good for tourism but I would be very interested in ...
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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? ...