Western Europe is the region comprising the westerly countries of Europe. According to the UN those are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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Do I need a visa for Zurich, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Zurich? [duplicate]

Do I need visa for Switzerland, if my connecting flight stops at Zurich for 22hrs and I want to visit Zurich during those 22 hrs? I have US H1-B visa. I'll be travelling from Minneapolis to Mumbai (...
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Travelling to Berlin without a bank statement

My brother won a trip for two to Berlin, Germany. We are a Philippine Passport holder, but we are currently living now in Dubai. And the German Embassy is asking for a bank statement. My brother has ...
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Are there sites to find the cheapest or best simcard options that cover more than just one country?

Regularly we get people asking what is the best phone/simcard for their upcoming travels. As we do not do product recommendation, often the only useful answer would be a link to a site where they ...
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Can I travel by boat from the North Sea to the Mediterranean passing via Paris?

Can I rent/charter a boat to go from the North Sea to the Mediterranean through France ? I'd like to start from the Netherlands and go through Paris on the way. What are the canals that make up the ...
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Which websites provide last-minute deals for trains in Europe?

We all know about the last-minute deals for airlines. However, I'm looking for the same thing for trains through Europe. Which websites provide such services? PS: I live in Germany if this may help....
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Cheapest way to travel inside Europe [closed]

I'm visiting Europe soon, and I need some advice for transportation inside Europe on an extremely low budget. I probably will spend many days there, so I want to visit as many countries as I can. I'...
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How to manage a longer transit location in a cheaper way

I want to go from Canada to some countries in Europe, but I found pages like Google Flights, Orbitz, Cheapoair, Flight-Hub that can help you to book a CHEAP VERY CHEAP flight!!! Awesome! Many of these ...
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Why are shops closed at 6pm in Wolverhampton city centre? [closed]

It's a strange phenomenon because I don't expect English cities to be closed that early at 6pm in Wolverhampton, UK, viz. Manders centre closes at 5.30pm Wulfrun centre closes at 5.30pm Primark ...
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Why do many European dwellings have such thorough security? [closed]

I'm a U.S. citizen who has visited Western Europe a number of times. Each visit, I've noticed subjectively that apartments and hotel rooms often have more "heavy-duty" security than I would expect on ...
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What swimming suit options are acceptable for a self-conscious recreational swimmer in Belgium and Western Europe?

Many pools in Belgium prohibit the use of swimming shorts, citing hygienic concerns with people concealing their underwear beneath them as well as safety concerns with them getting hooked on ...
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Food Allergies in Europe

Traveling to Europe with a passenger who has a peanut allergy. I understand peanuts are not as prevalent in Europe as the US, but I was wondering if anyone has had experience dealing with this or ...
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Is it safer to travel with another person when hitchhiking in western Europe?

I hear some crazy stories where young hitchhikers get abducted and even murdered by killers who prey on young hitchhikers. Are the odds of such bad incidents high? Is hitchhiking in western Europe ...
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How much cash per person may we bring from South Africa to Switzerland?

When travelling from South Africa To Switzerland as a family of 6, what is the amount of cash as a family we are allowed to take on us?
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Is a leather jacket + layers good enough for an European winter? (Back packing)

In a question a bit related to Winter apparel for Europe (November-December), would a leather jacket (thinner lamb jacket) be okay for traveling Spain/France/Italy during November/December? I also ...
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Website to plan travel?

Is there a good website to plan bus and train transportations in France Benelux and Germany?
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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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Seeking advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use

I'm hoping for some advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use for biking over a couple weeks. I'm planning on buying a GSM sim card on arrival at the airport, which I understand is ...
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Shipping luggage from Belgium to South Africa?

My Fiance is coming back to South Africa from Bruxelles, Belgium. She has quite alot of luggage to bring home and the airline prices are just ridiculous. Is there a cheaper way to ship a bag from ...
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Flights to Georgia from Western Europe [closed]

What are my options for travelling from Western European cities to Tbilisi, Georgia by air?
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How can I wash myself Indian-style (using water not toilet paper) in Western toilets?

As an Indian I have grown up in Delhi using water to wash after using the toilet instead of toilet paper. In Indian culture this is considered a cleaner practice because of the use of water in order ...
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When going by a train from Paris to Amsterdam, can I hop off in Antwerp and then hop on again?

I am buying a train ticket from Paris to Amsterdam (Thalys), can I hop off in Antwerp to spend sometime with a friend and then hop on again in the same day (within an hour or two)? or do I have to buy ...
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Preventing theft in Western Europe

I'm going to Europe in a few days and I will be going on a cruise that goes to a few different countries including Spain, Monaco, Italy, and Croatia. I've been hearing a lot of bad stories from people ...
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What is the cheapest way to go from Lyon (France) to Milan (Italy)?

I am from Egypt and I am going to Lyon for a conference which will finish on 27th of March. I need to go to Milan for a short visit after the conference. Is there anybody knows the best way to do that?...
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Which ski resorts in western Europe offer free lifts (intended for families)?

A lot of people with small children (who can't ski very well) would like to spend some time teaching them skiing, but ideally not pay high fees for the ski-pass for this time. Which ski resorts in ...
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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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Inexpensive eating-out food in western Europe

In Asian cities (including modern/first-world cities such as Singapore), there are a lot of food centers which sell decent, but very inexpensive food. For example, in Singapore they are called Hawker ...
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Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?

I will be travelling in western Europe, and I would like to dine at the restaurants there. Am I expected to tip the waiter/ waitress? How can I tip them when I am paying the bills by credit card? Do I ...
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Badges for touristic achievements in Western Europe?

Polish Tourism and Sightseeing Society is promoting tourism and sightseeing, and one of the means of that is granting badges for various achievements, such as walking above 250 km on tourist routes, ...
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Cheapest way to get from Zürich (Switzerland) to Brussels (Belgium)

In the last week of October I plan to go to Brussels. I'm leaving from Zurich in Switzerland. I already did some research and tried to get a train ticket. The train is really fast (6.30 h) but a one-...