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Unlike meat products and potatoes, grains like rice can be brought into Germany. Homeopathic remedies are not considered medicines in Germany, because their efficacy has not been proven. Legally, it's just sugar or alcohol, and unless you bring ridiculous amounts, you will not exceed the free import limit for alcohol. Finally, there is a limit on the total ...


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The procedure to appeal should be explained in the refusal notification. Basically, it seems you should complain in writing, explaining why you think you do qualify for a visa. There is a page about that (in German) on the website of the German Foreign Ministry but it's not very detailed. You have not provided proof of sufficient means of subsistence, ...


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Yes! Typically you will find a conductor on-board who will check tickets in the start, if you contact him, he can help you purchase a ticket on-board the train. It will be a little bit more expensive, but it is certainly possible. This is clearly mentioned on the Deutsche Bahn website, If you're really in a hurry, you can buy your ticket on Deutsche ...


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If the train is a Deutsche Bahn service and is operated with a conductor yes, but it costs an additional fee. But in many local trains of Deutsche Bahn and other services, there is no regular conductor onboard. In these trains riding without a ticket is always considered fare dodging (which costs double the ticket price, or 40 EUR, whichever is greater). ...


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It depends on the type of train, as noted in Aditya Somani's answer. In ICE, IC and EC trains you can buy a ticket in the train without problem (but the ticket will be more expensive than if you bought it online or in the station, see below). In local trains (Interregio-Express, Regional-Express, Regionalbahn, S-Bahn) there's usually a warning printed on the ...


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There are many old(ish) monumental churches all over Western Europe, here are a few options (based mostly on architecture as I don't know anything about organs): Cologne is certainly well-known and well worth it and it's also easy to reach by train (high speed link to Frankfurt, the cathedral is in front of the main train station). Mainz, Worms ...


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I personally have carried these these items from India to Sweden through Germany multiple times without any problems whatsoever. You should be fine. As Michael has already pointed out, these are not restricted items. Not that anyone bothers to check.


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You will almost certainly not be allowed to board your plane from your origin airport. The airline is responsible for confirming that you have a valid visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Given that your visa is not valid until the day after arrival, they will most likely not let you board the flight as doing so would leave them liable to a fine ...


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Define "reasonable". The distance isn't a problem, road conditions shouldn't be either (but don't expect US style superhighways) except some parts maybe in winter (snow and icing). There might be rental agencies disallowing entry into Poland in their vehicles (crime statistics...) but you'd have to check that with your chosen rental agency and I seriously ...


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Duty free is normally cheaper, because it has no duties on the items. German speciality liquors are Kirschwasser, Zwetschgenwasser (it is not water; it is a clear distillate), or the infamous Jägermeister (which is a bitter). There are also several monasteries who produce their own liquor (in the label you would find "Kloster").


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In the Schengen area, the relevant distinction is between flights to non-Schengen destinations and flights to Schengen destinations. If you have two stops in the area, your journey includes a flight between Schengen destinations and you will need to go through the “external border” checkpoint to catch that flight. There will be no passport check at the ...


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@Doc is right that the main issue is getting to the airport. Waiting airside (i.e. before the passport control) is not a problem at some large European airports. It's probably very uncomfortable at a small airport like Stuttgart (where people typically wouldn't transit at all) but it might still be possible. The real question is whether you have the right ...


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Colombian nationals do not need a visa to transit at a Schengen airport, including Frankfurt, provided they don't need to leave the international arrival lounge. See Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area? There are also plans to allow Colombian nationals to enter the Schengen area without visa but I am not entirely sure of the current status of ...


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The UK is not part of the Schengen-zone, but part of the Common Travel Area. To enter the latter you might need to get a visa, depending on your nationality. You will probably need to obtain a General Visitor visa. You can check if you need a visa, and what type you need on the government's visa checker site.


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Nepalese citizens require a visa to visit the UK. Having a residence permit from another EU/EEC country does not free you from any UK visitor visa requirements. A residence permit from an EU/EEC country may free you from transit visa requirements. I would however assume that a EU residence permit will ease the application process and make it more probable ...


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There are only few trains with ticket machines and they are not always working. But you can download the DB-App (DB Navigator) and buy a ticket with your smartphone. The problem is that smartphone tickets cannot be booked for journeys within local transport associations. So if you need a ticket for a short trip, you need to download an app from the local ...


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I would suggest you to buy it at the station. I traveled across Germany with a EuRail pass and within Germany it doesn't mandate any reservations. Keeping that in mind, I was always able to get a seat. My parents traveled there last summer too and they although they had a EuRail pass, one of the members who they were traveling with didn't. They were able to ...


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You don't need a passport to travel from Germany to Denmark, since both are in the Schengen region. In fact, I'm a little confused by why you say have a "visa that covers the Denmark trip", because you really shouldn't need one...? Denmark also does not require you to carry identification, although I would recommend taking your German Personalausweis (ID ...


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None of this is possible. It appears to be a description of the UK system but the Schengen area does not work that way. Generally speaking, Indian citizens need a visa in Germany even if they are merely transiting airside but your UK visa should exempt you of that requirement (see Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area?). It will not be possible ...


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Have you tried using the Round The World fares offered by the alliances? Both SkyTeam and Star Alliance (probably One World too) offer Round The World fare calculators. You simply input your stops and they let you know routing and fare. You would need to add one more stopover, as most RTW fares require a minimum of three stops (maybe spend a night in NYC ...


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If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium. To each their own, but I think you're trying to do too much in too little time. You have 4 x 24 = 96 hours. If you manage to drive non-stop, that's at least 15-16 hours (I checked Google maps, but that's assuming you won't get stuck in traffic. You'll also have to sleep, eat, find a spot, set up the tent, and put ...


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I will use the http://disabledaccessholidays.com company I specified above, to hire wheelchair and car transfer. I communicated with them. They can help not only in Berlin and München, but in Köln, too. Hope this question can be useful for someone who will find it here. Thanks.


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A Schengen visa is valid for the whole area. In principle, there is no way for member states to ban people from their territory without banning them from the whole area and a visa refusal is not a ban. Similarly, Switzerland can't grant a visa valid only for Switzerland (outside of some very specific cases) but it should decide whether you can be trusted to ...



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