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There is no meaning in the ‘dress code’ of your picture — simply because there is no dress code involved. Your wife attempted to look like the locals — wearing a Dirndl — but failed absolutely miserably at it. Traditional Dirndl are ankle-long, come with an apron and don’t show the underdress. The underdress (clearly visible in your picture) is essentially ...


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Well...it has no meaning as "dress code", it simply looks wrong. Here a picture of actual "diandlgwand" (girl clothes) with different cuts of colors: and here the short form: All clothes have one-piece (!) skirts which at least reaches the knee, very often combined with a apron. Your wife skirt is too short and it is not one piece: it shows a second ...


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You can buy Deutsche Bahn tickets at a train station with cash, either at the counter (if you are at a manned station within the counter opening hours) or in the self-service machine (at any time). You won't need any card for that, not even your ID or passport.


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First, it is very, very unlikely for German ICEs to have all seats reserved. Many Germans don’t reserve their seats because they either have season tickets or a non-fixed itinerary or don’t want to pay the reservation fee. (This may change once reservations are included in the ticket price, but that has recently been postponed to a later, unannounced date.) ...


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You nationality is irrelevant as far as German law is concerned. You can go as fast as you want unless there are signs telling you otherwise. Most of the Autobahn has these signs. Especially the Frankfurt area also has lots of radar speed traps. I wouldn't recommend going faster there. The "Richtgeschwindigkeit" of 130km/h is what you're supposed to go, ...


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I'm not sure I completely understand the question, but if it is "Why has this dress been met with surprise at the Oktoberfest in Munich, I see two points: Comparing to pictures of random dirndls the white underskirt strikes me as very long and visible, it is typically not or barely visible/there. Also the typical apron is missing. See Wikipedia on ...


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Yes you could I guess but I am not sure I would do it, for two reasons: Timing I made a quick ideal case scenario: 1h from landing till you are through immigration 30min to the city center by train your time in the city 30min back to the airport by train 1h again at the airport 30min last call for boarding before departure time which leaves you with ...


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German speed limits come in two flavors: mandatory limits, exceeding which is punishable by a fine, and recommended limits (Richtgeschwindigkeit), which can be exceeded as long as you stay in control of the car. This also means that, if you have an accident while exceeding the recommended limit, you have increased liability. So the answers: Around 50% of ...


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Based on the sequence of events you posted, here's the problem. You seem to believe that there should have been a step #2.5: you write back and accept their offer. The problem, in my opinion, is that you can't have it both ways: had you shown up at the hotel at step #3 instead of getting ill, you would have rightly expected them to have a room ready for you....


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You would have to stand, unless there are too many people standing, so that escape ways would be blocked. In that case at first they would ask for volunteers to vacate the train (they might get some vouchers etc.). If that doesn't work out, then the police will come and remove some passengers (without getting vouchers). The last case happened some times in ...


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I am not a lawyer but... When you book a room, and the booking is accepted, you have entered a contract. If you don't follow through on that contract the hotel is entitled to cancellation fees according to the contract. The hotel sent you a confirmation of booking. If you had not meant to book you should have corrected them at that stage. But by your own ...


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Bus services like Flixbus (And I believe there are many others, I see these buses often here) can take you from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Prague. This will cost you from 45 euro to 65 euro, depending on how many stops you have. If you get the 65 euro, nonstop ride it will take you 12 hours. 45 euro and 1 stop is about 18 hours. Amsterdam Sloterdijk is a ...


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The other answers (to whom +1) have cast light on the moral aspect of your question and I agree with them, you can not expect service (even if not used) at no risk/cost for you. I mean, you got one of the last rooms in town because of the conference and they likely lost on big cash because of your no-show. During big events cancellation terms often are more ...


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Based on your sequence of events: Yes, from step 2 onwards you have undergone a contract with the hotel. Your step 1 was ‘please book a room’. Their step 2 was ‘we confirm your booking’. In my economy and law classes back in high school, step one would have been termed offer and step 2 acceptance of offer. As per the BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, German ...


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In addition to Omega Terus' answer: Some of the self-service machines only accept coins, which can be a problem if you didn't anticipated it and all shops / counters are closed. If possible you can try to buy the ticket early (a day early, few hours early) so you have some time to gather coins if needed. Source: Own experience, ~ 7 years ago.


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During that time of year, the connection Hamburg–Copenhagen is very busy. Before they introduced compulsory reservation in the summer months, I had a train that was so full, I had to almost physically fight my way to my resered seat, and this almost happened. (They did leave in the end — with a delay — but still very packed.) Thus, you should reserve a seat ...


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If you are travelling terminus to terminus on a ICE train it is unlikely that you will not be able to find a seat, especially if you are not travelling at peak business times. I have used ICE trains before without reserving and never struggled to find a seat. Just check the small display above the seat and be prepared to move if a seat is free now but not ...


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The German children’s show die Sendung mit der Maus once talked about that. Their explanation was: Weil da 0 arbeiten und 0 wohnen. Because 0 work there and 0 live there. I am aware that the explanation is a little sketchy but it was broadcasted on national TV so …


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As, according to the information in your question, it does not really matter what you wear, it has to be how you behave. I would say, if you see one of the blue girls walking around who might have a ticket, make eye contact, smile a friendly smile and hope for the best. As so often, it will be the charm of the person they select that will be the reason to ...


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Pay at the counter Every train station except rural stops has a ticket counter, where you can buy tickets for immediate departure or up to 90 days in advance. They take cash and ask no questions (other than your destination and departure date). Larger stations have a dedicated Reisezentrum (travel center), in smaller stations the counter may be hidden in ...


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Have you considered using solutions like renting to individuals? There are few websites allowing you to rent cars from individuals rather than regular renting companies. You get the same insurance and coverage but it is usually cheaper. Links : http://www.ouicar.fr/ https://turo.com/ https://carclub.easycar.com/


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Lufthansa has already tried to respond to a person asking a similar question on their Facebook page: Passenger: Dear Lufthansa My sister is flying with Lufthansa on Thursday, from Johannesburg to Zagreb. She will be flying with her musical instrument, the violin. Please let me know how we can get permission for her to take her violin on board as ...


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Just book a seat reservation only, without a ticket, if you are worried. Pick a train, select book without registering to pay with paypal or credit card, and print your reservation


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Not too long ago, you needed to book a Sparpreis (savings fare) ticket three calendar days in advance. Then it changed to one day. Now, the official site explicitly says: The "Sparpreis" (saver fare for Germany) is for sale 91 days before intended travel date up until shortly before departure. (Emphasis mine) I personally haven’t tried getting a ticket ...


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I would put it like this: There is no general speed limit on the Autobahn, meaning that when there is no specific speed limit announced via signs, you can theoretically go as fast as you want (Nowadays though, there are speed limit signs on most sections of the Autobahn). This applies to any drivers, regardless of nationality. I would however recommend that,...


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Normally, you would plan your itinerary thus: Book a return ticket for you, the origin is your current location. Book a return ticket for your family, the origin is Germany and the destination is your current location. Next, make sure your return flight (from Germany) is the same as their departing flight. However, as you have already booked your one-...


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There are no student discounts available for DB tickets — neither for school nor for university students. Everybody aged 14 or older is required to pay the adult fare, no exceptions.[1] However, I wouldn’t blatantly discard the option of a BahnCard. There is a so-called Probe BahnCard (trial BahnCard) which only costs €19 but gives you the full 25 % ...


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Deutsche Bahn has a pretty good connections finder (usually works in Europe pretty well), you can explore your train options there.


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You explicitly asked them to book a room for you. They sent you an email confirming that they had done this. You are now claiming that "Please book a room for me" meant "Please tell me if there is a room available." That is nonsense. You owe them the money.


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You are planning to travel during the school holidays in the area, many hotels and hostels will be full to the gills. But if you are willing to spend a few minutes every evening to book accommodation for the next night, you are likely going to be able to stay in or very near to the main cities. Taking Amsterdam as an example, the city is often booked out, ...



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