A large country in Western Europe.

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Fastest road from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

A while ago, I drove from Poznań (PL) to Brussels (B) on a Sunday, and noticed that there were several huge traffic jams due to roadworks on Germany's A2 road. Specifically around Hannover and ...
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Countries with special schengen provisions for additional entry

Some countries, like Denmark, have a special Schengen provision allowing you to enter the country for 90 days within 180 days regardless of other Schengen entries. I heard this is true for Germany as ...
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Travel to Portugal from Cologne, Germany [on hold]

I am planning to travel to Portugal from Germany. I think everyone will suggest to travel by air. But I am interested to know, what are the other possibilities to travel to Lisbon or Porto from ...
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Can a German visa be denied due to abdominal tuberculosis, even though it is not contagious? [on hold]

Is there any kind of illness due to which a German visa can be rejected? For example abdominal TB? If yes, how can it be avoided?
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Can I leave the airport during an international layover if I am not 18 years old?

I am traveling to Seville, Spain with a friend for a study abroad program but the flight we found has a 23 hour layover in Dusseldorf, Germany. However, I am 16 and she is 17. According to my ...
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UK General Visit VISA 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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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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Possible cheapest ways to travel from Munich to Konigssee and Salzburg [on hold]

I am planning to visit to Munich next month. According to my priority list, I want to visit Königssee and Salzburg. Right now my plan is to pass a day for: Munich - Königssee - Munich And another ...
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Day trip to Zugspitze, from Munich

I am planning to visit Munich beginning of the next month. I will be staying there for 3-4 days. One of my main attraction is to have a one day trip to Zugspitze. I am interested to know the possible ...
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Unpaid internship visa in Germany for Non-EU citizen [on hold]

I have an internship offer from a tiny software company in Germany. I am from Turkey, so it's non-EU. The internship is unpaid, and for 6 months. I am not eligible for Erasmus+ grant. which way ...
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Traveling from Paris to Düsseldorf

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Düsseldorf? I'm flying into Paris via Ryanair from Rome, but there are no Ryanair flights from Paris to Düsseldorf (or anywhere near western Germany, ...
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What's the cheapest public transport from Nürnberg to Prague?

What's the cheapest way to get from Nuremberg (Nürnberg) to Prague (and back) with public transport (buses, trains etc.)? I've found that ICE costs about 100 Euro, so it's definitely not what I ...
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Is 13 days enough processing time to get a Schengen VISA (German consulate, San Francisco)?

Sorry I'm not sure if I can ask two questions one after the other (I already posted another one barely half an hour ago), so please let me know if I should take this down. I had originally wanted to ...
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Would the most logical path from Normandy to the Bavarian Alps (Germany) pass through Lyon? [on hold]

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow, the main characters were travelling by road from Normandy in France to somewhere in the mountains of Germany (a dam)1. During the journey, one of the characters ...
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What is the cheapest train ticket between Aachen and Cologne?

I am going to travel with a friend from Aachen to Cologne (2 ways). 'Ive been looking at the prices and, apparently the best solution might be the regional ticket for 42€. In any case I see other ...
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Flying into and out of Germany on a Belgium Schengen VISA [closed]

I have booked flights to and from Frankfurt already. I had originally planned on exploring Germany, but honestly, it's my first time in Europe, so I don't care where I go, all the countries there ...
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What is a “Länder Ticket” in German Rail?

I am looking at the DB website for tickets. I found the Regional day ticket (for regional trains) Product: Länder-Tickets. Apparently it's a good price but I am always puzzled with DB offers. Its not ...
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Identification on German trains

I am a student from South Africa travelling to Germany in around a month and want to book my train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. Since I'm a bit hesitant to order tickets delivered by mail ...
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Can I change my German-Visa to a ETATS visa after it has been issued? [closed]

I had initially planned on visiting ony Germany, and have been issued a German visa. Is it possible to get this visa changed to a Etats visa so that I can travel to other Schengen countries as well?
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Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advanced ticket?

So, I heard that there are some ongoing 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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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Germany?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Germany for September. We are currently in May and the DB Bahn website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is ...
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Stay in Berlin for one night near Tegel airport

I have to stay in Berlin for one night. Please recommend me some places which are cheap, closer to public transport, food joints and safe. I do not mind staying in dormitories as long as its safe and ...
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family visit visa refused for germany

I and my wife applied for family visitor to Germany.but we got refusal with a reasons of letter and advise to appeal in Berlin Administrative Court. My brother-in-law adopted by a German citizen years ...
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Berlin to Göttingen by train - which Berlin station to use?

I am trying to find the station from which I should take a train from Berlin to Göttingen. A similar question does not answer my question. Now from Bahn Website, I found that from Tegel airport there ...
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Crossing the German border as an underage travelling alone

My name is Madalina and I am 16. In June this year I am leaving my country by myself and have to fly in Germany as a stop-over to my final destination. I am interested in knowing whether there is a ...
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Average food price in Berlin [closed]

So what is the average cost of food in Berlin (Lunch + Dinner) ? I found some reputed restaurants in Berlin with 5 euro dishes. Does this generalise to other restaurants \ food joints ?
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Do I need an airport transit visa for layover in Germany?

I hold an Indian passport. I'm travelling to Romania with a valid visa. I have a 5 hour layover at Munich international airport and 3 hour layover at Frankfurt international airport on the way back ...
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Travel pass and other passes in Berlin

So , I hear that there are different kinds of passes which make it easier and cheaper to travel around in Germany, or more specifically Berlin. If anybody can tell me what these passes are, i would ...
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Traveling with Expired US Visa from USA to India visa Munich, do i need transit VISA? [duplicate]

I looked at german consulate site which says below. so it didn't exacty says word "expired visa". Exceptions: Nationals from the above list are entitled to transit through the international ...
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Schengen visa waiver for US citizens after residence permit expires?

I'm a US citizen working in Finland. I'm waiting for my residence permit renewal to be processed, which takes quite a long time. (Recently, it seems that the turnaround time is over 120 days. I ...
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Will stay less than 90 days in Germany, but will work there, what kind of visa do I need?

I'm a Chinese citizen living in US and I will work in Germany for less than 90 days, what kind of visa do I need? Business visa (Schengen visa) or employment visa (residence visa)? Thanks a lot!
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Walking experience in Berlin

This would be my first time in Berlin and want to explore as much as possible during my stay. So, walking is the best idea as I do not have much time constraint. How is the walking experience in ...
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Is a card without name valid for Deutsche Bahn online tickets?

Deutsche Bahn requires travellers with online tickets to select some form of identification. For non-Europeans, the only practical option seems to be a credit card, and the website asks for the name ...
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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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Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany

I want to go to Berlin to Gottingen by train. I found that to avail of the “savings fare”, I have to book a ticket at least one day in advance. And I saw a requirement on the Bahn website ...
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Can I apply for a new German Schengen visa, when my first Czech Schengen visa has not expired but only allows me to enter once?

I have a single entry Schengen visa from the Czech embassy in London due from March 22, 2015 to April 12, 2015 and the duration of stay is only 7 days. I planned to stay in the Czech Republic from ...
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Is there a German student visa that lasts for several years? [closed]

I am moving to Germany next year to attend college and I'm not sure which kind of visa to apply for. The program I want to enroll in is a five-year program though and a normal student visa only lasts ...
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Do taxis in Frankfurt typically accept credit cards?

I will be taking a taxi from outside the main airport in Frankfurt. Will I be able to use a credit card to pay for the trip?
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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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Schengen visa from Germany but spending the majority of my time in Italy [duplicate]

I am scheduled to participate and perform in a music festival in Italy. However, I will be entering Germany ( munich) and staying there for a couple days before taking the train to Italy. I tried to ...
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Travel in Schengen countries on Visa Valid for Deutschland and Type D [duplicate]

I have Visa which i got from German Embassy in India. it says Valid for : Deutschland, Type of Visa: D, Number of entries: MULT, Valid for Stay: 90, 6 months Visa. I have not traveled on this Visa ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D German Visa?

I’m going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a separate ...
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Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?

I will be travelling to Germany for 9 days and I need a SIM card there as soon as I arrive at Frankfurt Airport. I can take a SIM from India with international roaming activated but that option seems ...
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With a single-entry Schengen visa from Germany can I take a flight to Paris?

Is there any problem using a flight service between Schengen countries (with a single-entry Schengen visa)?
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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 ...
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Type C Schengen visa refused after a failed application for a spouse visa

I am a PhD student in Germany and I am married. Actually, at first I came to Germany by visa that was for a master and then after 6 month I succeeded to get acceptance from another university for ...
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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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Can I travel from USA to Germany with valid US B1 visa and schengen visa Issued In India [duplicate]

Presently, I am in USA for Business purpose with B1/B2 visa and can I travel to Germany from US with a valid Schengen visa, but schengen Visa issued at India.
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How are validated underground tickets checked in Berlin?

I have been travelling around Berlin the last few days. I have bought a ticket for the underground zones A and B every day but my ticket has not been checked once and there are no barriers (I'm from ...
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What cities are close to Zurich that have great history around WWII?

A colleague and I will be in Zurich in early October on business. We may have only one "tourist day" for the whole trip. We're both into WWII history and would like to hop on a cheap train (assuming ...