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When we got the passport for our daughter (also German, then also <1 year old) we were told that we can have the photo in the existing passport updated for less than the price of a new passport. Children's passports can also be extended (being valid for another 6 years) and apparently this can be combined with the photo update, costing you 6 Euro and a ...


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Yes, you have to change the passport. This tells * : Was viele nicht wissen – wenn Ihr Baby, Kleinkind oder Kind zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Reise keine Ähnlichkeit mehr hat mit dem Lichtbild im Pass, dann kann es sein, dass der Pass nicht mehr akzeptiert und für ungültig erklärt wird. or, in English, What many do not know - if your baby, toddler, or ...


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I can't speak for Germany specifically, as each country sets its own guidelines for this, but there is a general obligation to get a new passport if your appearance changes drastically. However, this is usually intended at adults only, and the US even exempts children officially as long as the change is due to the "normal aging process": You may have to ...


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You can find the answer in the website you linked: The one-day card is valid on the date inscribed until the end of operating hours, the two-day card is valid on the day inscribed and the following day until the end of operating hours. In your case you need a two-day card.


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No, it's not the same. Whether that's the case for a given journey will depend on a few details but, unlike the US, there is no blanket requirement to pick up your luggage and walk it through customs when entering Germany or the EU. Usually, in Europe, your luggage will be routed to your final destination and you will clear customs there. You haven't ...


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If you travel during summer holiday season I would say forget it. All the tours are reserved, I was there in March (the off-off season) and they were doing a steady business. The outer parts are not ticketed, and the other castle (Hohenschwangau) is less busy. It is definitely worth the trip, I would say plan your travels around the ticket date, there are ...


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Absolutely. It's just a short ride, 5½-6 hours. As for quality of the roads, in both in Germany as well as in Poland you'll be riding top quality freeway practically all the way. They are basically equivalent to US Interstate Highways. In Germany it's Bundesautobahn 15 (Federal Freeway 15), in Poland short part A18, then A4. All of which are recently ...


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Munich airport free WiFi is now available for as long as you want! Munich Airport rolls-out unlimited free wifi


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It's possible to have several visas in the same passport (e.g. an expired visa and a new one), even two unused visas with different periods of validity or back-to-back visas valid over a long period. On the other hand, I don't think consulates would generally issue overlapping visas but none of this is relevant to your travel plans. Whether you have one or ...


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You should be looking for accommodation that is explicitly listed for short stays. The majority of "regular" German flats-for-rent come unfurnished and you will have a hard time convincing the landlord to rent it to you when there are other people interested in lending it for >=12 months. That is especially true if you do not have a residence permit. Also, ...


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For a layover under 24 hours, it should be possible to check your luggage through to the US and you could therefore go through the passport check and take a quick trip to the city without collecting your luggage. However, a 4-day stopover is usually too long for that, even if the whole trip is on one ticket, so you will almost certainly have to collect your ...


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I champion Leipzig. This year is a quarter of a century since (on 9 October 1989, exactly one month before the Berlin Wall came down) a significant step in the reunification of Germany. “over 70,000 citizens of Leipzig gathered on the inner ring road to protest against the communist regime, and the dam was finally broken: the security apparatus could no ...


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No, you do not need to collect your baggage before catching your connecting flight. When you check in your luggage at the check-in desk at the airport, let them know that you would like your baggage check-in straight through to your final destination.


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Couldn't be easier, just click here http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk or here http://www.vrbo.com There are literally 10s of thousands waiting for you Holiday rentals (you rent one week at a time) are huge in Europe ("gites", yo'd say in France for example) I wouldn't bother with airBnB - that's just a trendy start-up, focussed on one-night-at-a-time ...


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Since you leave mid-day, it's surely necessary to buy a 2-day-ticket. At least here in Switzerland operating hours end, when the next day's operating hours begin. In numbers: Any ticket you buy is valid the date printed on it until 5am the next morning. For further information I'd write a mail to the tourist information website. I'm sure that they will ...


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Just in case you don't get tickets for Neuschwanstein: There is another castle nearby in which King Ludwig II (who built Neuschwanstein) grew up - Castle Hohenschwangau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenschwangau_Castle). It might be a good alternative if Neuschwanstein is too crowded - many locals recommend it as the better alternative (better guided ...



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