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Not very severe. In Munich as with most of Germany, automated transport ticket machines can be changed easily to a number of different languages. Physical German signs are mostly in German but their alphabet is very similar to English so can be easily memorised when you need to know certain place names. However, Munich is a very walkable city which I would ...


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You'll be fine. Especially young people or people in tourism-related jobs speak good English. Public transport is well-organized and easy to navigate. It might help you to plan your trips and tickets ahead of time (i.e. where you are changing subway lines and what ticket you need - they have a rather complicated zones system so you might just want to get a ...


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You asked for German sentences. In case you are not confident in your German pronunciation I would rather go for few but well practised phrases than many sentences: Your most important sentence next to "Hallo" and "danke" should be "Sprechen Sie Englisch?" As others already have said, a lot of people speak good English in Germany - especially in large ...


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Unterkunft - the most general word that includes everything else (just like accomodation) Hotel Gasthof, Gasthaus - translates best as "inn", may or may not offer rooms as well as food Pension - similar to bed&breakfast, the most common in rurual areas Berghütte, Hütte - shelter for hikers and mountaineers in alpine areas, generally offers only shared ...


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One type of German accommodation for informal, budget, bucolic accommodation is a Naturfreundehaus, which literally means "friends of nature-house". Those are youth-hostel style places in often quite stunning settings in the German speaking countries. Naturfreunde-Haus Kolm Saigurn, Austria. Photo ⓒ unknown. An international search-engine in German and ...


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My experience in Munich included many conversations like this: Me: "Ja, ein großes weißwurst und ein schwarzes Bier, bitte." Wurstmeister: "Would you like mustard and relish on your sausage?" My German friends (all of whom speak better English than some of my Canadian friends) are of the opinion that if the person has tried to learn even a little bit of ...


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Frankfurt is massively cosmopolitan and its taxi services are generally ready to work with you in English. This would hold true for locales extending north to the Taunus. Generally you would only need to carry one or two numbers anyway. You mentioned Seligenstadt and Oberstshasen, the former being further out and not a sure bet unless you plan ahead. ...



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