A large country in Western Europe.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Traveling from Paris to Dusseldorf

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Dusseldorf? I'm flying into Paris via Ryanair from Rome, but there are no Ryanair flights from Paris to Dusseldorf (or anywhere near western Germany, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Where can I find mass transit directions with times for Berlin?

Usually I check Google Maps, but it doesn't have routing or train times for Berlin. Is there an official trip planner? Bonus points for suggesting mobile applications as well.
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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Flying to Germany from USA as Dual Citizen, passport use?

My daughter and I are dual citizens (US and German). When we book a flight to Germany from the USA, the airline asks for passport details. I understood to use the passport that lets you legally ...
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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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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 recommended concentration camp tours near Berlin?

My partner and I are planning a trip to Berlin. Among other things, we would like to visit a concentration camp, preferably do a tour. Are there any nearby for a day /half-day trip? What are some ...
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What is “employer letter” for Schengen when I'm in college?

One of the requirements to apply for a Schengen visa to Germany from the US is reference letter from your employer I'm a student in a university. Do I just need a document confirming that ...
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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? ...
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Trails for barefoot walking near Nuremberg (Bavaria)?

Where are the trails adequate for barefoot walking (novices) near the Nuremberg (Franconian Switzerland, Franconian Alps)? I've noticed that most of trails in this region are partially or wholly ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf Weeze Airport (NRN) to Nijmegen (NL)

What is the cheapest way to get from Nijmegen Central Station to Düsseldorf Weeze Airport and, after a trip of several days, back from the same airport to Nijmegen Central Station? I want to minimise ...
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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 ...
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Carrying liquor on transit from Germany

I'm travelling from Frankfurt to India next week. I wanted to buy some good liquor for friends back home. I want to know what is cheaper -- to buy in Franfurt duty free stores or in some good liquor ...
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Visit Germany from Vietnam

I'm planning to invite a friend to come to Germany over Christmas. I will pay everything for this trip including plane tickets, since my friend can't afford this trip at all and can't prove any ...
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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 ...
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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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Visa requirement? Germany visit: UK citizen & South African wife

I hope someone can help! We intend going to Germany over Christmas, but there is the big question of VISA?? My wife is South African, so is my 22 year old daughter, I am a UK citizen. Leaving from ...
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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 ...
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Crossing roads in Berlin

I am on holiday in Berlin and I have noticed that no pedestrians cross the road until the green man is on, I was wondering if there is some sort of jaywalking rule, also some of the vehicles go ...
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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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Where can you park a camper or car in Kleve, Goch, Weeze, Kevelaer (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)?

I am going to Germany (Kleve, Goch, Weeze, Kevelaer, in North Rhine-Westphalia) in April with my car or camper. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to park/sleep in the area? Ideally I would ...
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How to experience Carnival (Karneval) in Germany?

I'll be in Germany during the Carnival/Karneval time. Where would be the best place to go to experience Karneval in Germany, and what can I expect?
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What is the nearest underwater hotel to Germany?

I'm trying to find an underwater hotel that is not too far away from Germany. What's is the nearest one?
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From Kurfürstendamm to Europarc Dreilinden

I have to take a business trip to Berlin. My company offices are here, but I'll probably stay in an hotel in Kurfürstendamm, just to be in a "center" location. Can you guys suggest me a public ...
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Sleep/stay at the Stuttgart airport without a visa

I am from Brazil and I am going to work in Germany for 6 months. My insurance coverage starts on August 1, but because of the high prices I bought my airline ticket for July 30. I will get to ...
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Can I rent a car in Berlin and drive to Krakow?

We have 5 people traveling from Berlin to Krakow and want to know if this is a reasonable way to travel?