A large country in Western Europe.

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How can a tourist obtain an 'authentic' duelling scar?

Introduction... The dueling scar, also called schmiss or renommierschmiss (bragging scar), was considered a mark of honor. Young fraternity men proved their valor in these duels, which were ...
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How to improve the chances of getting a free ticket from a “Blue Girl” at the Bayreuth Festival?

Later this year (in August) the world's prominent classical music lovers will converge in a sleepy little Bavarian town for the annual Bayreuth Festival. Source: By Rico Neitzel - ...
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Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advance ticket?

So, I heard that there are some on going strikes in trains in Berlin. I would need a train from Berlin on the 21st of June. Even though its still a long time, I cannot help but worry about the ...
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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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Getting insurance for a motorbike in Germany

I'll be going to Germany (Munich) next week and my plan is to buy a motorbike and then drive it back to Sweden (where I intend to keep it, register at the local DMV etc.). I'm unclear how such a ...
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Apply for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Germany Employment Visa - “Have you lived in Germany before?” What is considered as living? [migrated]

I'm applying for a German national visa (employment) from India. Annexure for employment visa has a question: "Have you lived in Germany before?". I've earlier stayed in Germany for 20 days on a ...
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Is it possible to enter france first stay there for 2 days and then go to Germany as I got my visa via Germany [duplicate]

Hi I have a Schengen visa via german embassy,my earlier plan was to go to Germany directly but now due to some unforeseen circumstances I have to reschedule my flight and now I want to directly enter ...
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Germany Immigration Officers Arrival interview questions

I would like to ask how the immigration officers are going to ask or what they will require once I land in Berlin. I have traveled before outside the country but this is my first time travelling as an ...
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Can I use my single entry German Schengen visa to go to Italy instead?

My friends and I planned to visit Germany, so I got a single entry tourist Schengen visa to Germany. However, my travel plans have changed since then, because my friends are going to Italy instead. I ...
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Long-term stay visa requirement for Germany when holding a Dutch Residence Permit [closed]

I currently have a Netherlands Residence Permit valid for 2years and I am currently studying at Netherlands. My next year of studies is at Berlin. I will be going back to India during this summer ...
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Cycling near Hannover [closed]

I want to cycle from Bad Hersfeld to Hannover through Kassel and Gottingen. Is there something worth seeing? Is the scenery during the summer ok, or are there just trees and nothing else? I am ...
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after German residence permit expires, can I start my tourist 90/180 days?

I am an American studying abroad in Germany, but I want to spend up to 90 days as a tourist in Spain following the end of my program and the expiration of my residence permit. I entered the Schengen ...
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Trip from New Delhi to Dusseldorf via Munich: Where will I pass through Immigration?

I will be traveling from New Delhi (India) to Dusseldorf (Germany), with a layover in Munich (Germany), flying on Lufthansa. Will immigration happen at Munich or Dusseldorf? Would a layover of 2 ...
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Hamburg and surroundings, cost of year-long transportation ticket? [closed]

I want to know how much a public transportation ticket valid one year costs for Hamburg (Germany) and surrounding towns.
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Website showing cheap flight offers for Germany

I am looking for some source (fb, twitter, website etc) where is posted from time to time cheap offers of flights (mostly interested from Germany). For example there is a cool fb page called "mleczne ...
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Am I required to pay UK/ USA Visa fees if I have a German residence permit? [closed]

Here is the situation. I am non-european but staying in Germany with a Residence permit. I can visit all Schengen listed countries with no issue. Assuming that I would want to travel to a non-Schengen ...
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Friday in Düsseldorf, Munich by Sunday night. Can we visit Black Forest in between?

We are on a tight schedule during our Germany business trip. We will be in Düsseldorf till Friday evening and have to be in Munich by Sunday night. Is there any way we can squeeze a short trip to ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

I am currently living in Chennai (India). I intend to visit Germany as an international exchange student from April - June 2015. I applied for Schengen visa and provided my bank account details as ...
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Child-Friendly Castles in Switzerland and Germany

Traveling between Geneva, Switzerland and Kempten, Germany. What are some recommendations for castles that would be entertaining for kids 7-10 years old? Ideally, I would like to find something ...
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How can I tell a Deutsche Bahn train has a supplementary charge?

My tickets for Gamescom came with free public transport tickets. While the Gamescom website reasonably clearly explains where they can be used, I failed to find if the train I have to take is of the ...
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How severe will language problems be in Munich for an English speaker with no knowledge of German?

I have to visit Munich, Germany for a couple of weeks this month for business purpose. I am absolutely ignorant about German language. Although I won't be interacting with the locals much, I'll have ...
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How to calculate road toll charges when driving from Spain to Germany?

How much does one have to pay to go the whole way from San Sebastián (Northern Spain) to Munich (Germany) via French (and possibly Swiss) highways (i.e. autoroute or Autobahn)? Google Maps currently ...
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Applied for Blue Card in Germany. Visa expired. Can I travel back to my country (India) and come back [closed]

I am in Germany now working with a valid work contract. I have applied for blue card 3 weeks back. It has not yet arrived. But I have a letter which says that, I have applied for a blue card (and this ...
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I want to get from Poland to Frankfurt as cheap as possible [closed]

I want to get from Poland to Frankfurt am Main with a price as cheap as possible. Since I have a student discount (51%) for railway in Poland, I can travel from any city in Poland. However, the ...
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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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Where can I buy the German environmental badge while driving to my destination in Germany?

I am driving to Germany today and just noticed that I am traveling to a city which requires a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental badge to enter. Normally you need to order them in advance. ...
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German environmental auto badge (Umweltplakette) [duplicate]

I have a short notice trip to Germany and will be driving. I haven't time to buy a Umweltplakette on line before I go (in 2 days). Where can I buy one once in the country and how easy is it? I speak ...
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Schengen visa refusal on threat to public policy, security, health (Germany)

I applied for German Schengen visa as a medical escort to my relative in a different country from where I reside, but my visa application was refused and the refusal letter was written in German as ...
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Travel agent booked ticket when passport has less than 3 months left

Briefly, my boyfriend's mum booked a ticket for me to Germany through a travel agent. The travel agent requested a scan of my passport photo page (which shows the expiry date). I hold a Canadian ...
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Hamburg public transport tickets for a 3 day / 48 hour trip?

I'm going for a weekend to Hamburg, and I'm trying to work out the best public transport ticket(s) to get. I'll be arriving on a Friday evening, leaving on a Sunday, but spending less than 48 hours in ...
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How is the weather in Germany in June?

I'll be going to Berlin and Greifswald in June. As I am from a tropical country which hardly have any big difference on temperature and weather, I wonder how it would be during that month and consult ...
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Consulting airfare prices after sale [closed]

An airline company I've been keeping track of recently held a sale. Before the sale, the airfare prices were very cheap on weekends, and very expensive on weekdays (Sat, Sun, long haul flights are at ...
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Planning to stay for 3 months in Berlin, Germany. Should I bring a car with me?

I will be spending about 3 months (at least) in Berlin, Germany, primarly to look for some business oportunities or maybe a job. I am aware of the nearly perfect transportation services Berlin offers ...
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I was refused a tourist German visa. Is it OK to apply for a business trip to the same place? [duplicate]

The first time, I was not entitled to disclose the purpose of the travel to anyone beyond the company, so I applied for a tourist visa. It feels, er, not completely true, but I couldn't provide an ...
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Flying into Germany with a Luxembourg Type D Visa [duplicate]

I have a Type D (long-stay) visa issued by Luxembourg. Can I fly into Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, and them from Dusseldorf take a train to go to Luxembourg?
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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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Using my Azerbaijan driver's license in the Netherlands?

I have a driving licence which is issued in Azerbaijan and I have been living in Germany for 2 years(I have permission of residence).Clearly I can't use my driving licence in Germany after 6 month ...
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Payment for German Schengen visa by mail

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US through German consulate by mail and am looking at the visa fees. The page says that the visa fee is approx. $65-70, and the price for mailing the passport ...
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Apply for UK visa while not in my home country

Can I apply for UK Standard Visitor Visa from any place in the world? I'm an Egyptian citizen and would like to apply in Germany/France/Japan/etc, etc.
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How can I organize a year-long exchange to Germany? [closed]

I am an eleventh-grade male Canadian high school student. Over the past couple of years, I have found myself very interested in the German language and culture. Recently, in my spare time, I have ...
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Filling up the VIDEX Form (Schengen Visa) Regarding Address

My address contains a block number and a lot number, usually written as Block ## Lot ##. This was not accepted in the online application form (VIDEX) of the German Embassy. Their format is also very ...
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What is the location of this performance?

In this youtube video, Estas de Tonne is playing on a street - from what I can gather, somewhere in Germany, some time in 2011-2012, although I may be mistaken. Can anyone pinpoint a more precise ...
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Extending Visa in a Different European Country [closed]

Currently I'm studying in Czech Republic with the Erasmus program. Therefore I have the long stay student visa which will be end at the beginning of July. However I want to stay in Europe during the ...
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Schengen Visa Application Form: Parent as Sponsor? [duplicate]

An organization will be providing accommodation and food. As I am still a student (but NOT A MINOR), my father will be paying for my whole ticket and other expenses. My father is in the country I'm ...
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Schengen visa to study in Germany refused

I'm from Philippines and currently employed as a nurse here in my country. I applied for a Schengen visa to study German language for 3 months. Unfortunately, my application was refused under the ...
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Schengen visa help! Two insurance, different dates?

I will be participating in a student conference in Germany. I will need a visa for this, hence a need for travel insurance. The organization that invited me already provided insurance. However, the ...
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Flight connections between south-west Germany and Corsica?

I've been trying to find flight connections between South-West Germany (Stuttgart, Baden, Strasbourg, Basel) and Corsica (ideally Calvi). There seems to be little choice and many connections are via ...
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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 there any way around going to San Francisco to get a German visa?

I need a German visa. I am on a student visa in Seattle. I am an Indian Citizen so I definitely need a visa to enter and I don't want to go down to San Francisco to get a visa, any suggestions what I ...