Questions tagged [germany]

A large country in Western Europe that attracts visitors for its Oktoberfest, Gothic architecture, unlimited Autobahn speeds, romantic day cruises on the Danube and Rhine Rivers, and many more destinational offerings. Germany is also a member of the Schengen regime and uses a unique liability pledge for applicants that use a cosponsor. A substantial number of Germans speak English with near fluency, especially in the medium-to-large cities.

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Can anyone recognise the location and uniforms in these pictures

I came across these photos which I believe to be a European city. I was wondering if the knowledgable travellers of this group can name the city and who is in the uniforms (Police, Army) I appears to ...
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Please help for my next vacation [on hold]

I am planing with my family(no kids)for our next vacation in 2020 August/July. Where we should spend our vacation in Australia(visited last year and we really love it) or for a change Europe (never ...
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Crossing the German border as an underage travelling alone

My name is Madalina and I am 16. In June this year I am leaving my country by myself and have to fly in Germany as a stop-over to my final destination. I am interested in knowing whether there is a ...
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Schengen Visa - Tourist visa (visiting friends) or Tourist visa (simple)

My friend is a student in Germany who is on a student visa. I want to surprise him on his birthday by turning up at his house on the day. When I apply for a visa, should I apply for a Tourist visa (...
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Can I take my bicycle into all German trains?

I want to take a train with my bicycle from somewhere in Germany to Switzerland. Concerning this, I have a couple of question that all go to the same direction: Can I take my bike in every train? Or ...
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What if my bahncard does not show up automatically on app but I don't have bahncard number?

I bought trial bahncard for 3 months on online, but it seems like I couldn't get the physical card because I'm not sure if it will be delivered before my trip to Germany. I know I can use the ...
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Can you leave the country for more than 90 days on a Germany Youth Mobility Visa? If not, does any other Schengen country's visa let you do that?

I read somewhere that you can only travel 90/180 days from a few years back, but I wonder if that's still the case, and if it's enforced given open border.
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Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?

I am temporarily working in Germany, and am at a company where the onsite canteen only supports payment using an EC card. I am from the UK, where this concept doesn't exist (in fact, I think EC cards ...
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Traveling from Germany to other countries by train?

I'm going to be taking a trip to Germany in a few days. I will be in Munich and I was considering taking the train to somewhere in Austria (Innsbruck maybe?) so I could see the Alps. I'm wondering ...
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Taking olive oil from Turkey to Germany in check-in luggage?

A friend of mine has relatives in Turkey who produce olive oil by themselves. Now he is travelling there to visit them and we are thinking about to get some of this delicious oil here on his way back. ...
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Germany: What to do if my visa appointment has been cancelled?

The German embassy in Cairo cancelled my visa interview after I sent an email asking for an earlier appointment. No reason has been provided for the cancellation and they don't respond to my emails ...
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Is it legal to sleep in a park in Germany using a hammock?

So I'm planning on going to Germany using a 15€ flight deal sometime this summer and I hope to spend as little as possible. I was wondering if it is legal to sleep in a park or on the streets and ...
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How many visas do I need if I attend two conferences in Germany that are one month apart? [duplicate]

I am attending two independent conferences in Germany that are one month apart. Ideally, I want to apply for them concurrently, with minimal costs. I will fill two applications, and book one interview....
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Can I make a short visit to Germany on a transit visa?

I’m a permanent resident (Green Card holder) in the USA and I’m flying to Jordan through Frankfurt. If I would like to enter Germany for a short visit, maximum 7-8 days, can I apply for a transit visa ...
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Applying for a USA B1/B2 Visa for an alien resident in Germany

I hold an EU Blue Card and an Indian Passport and have submitted a paper to a conference in the USA due to occur in September 2019. The Blue Card will expire in August 2019 but have already obtained ...
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Discount tickets for PhD student in Germany

I am a PhD student in Ukrain. I am 30 years old. I am going to Bremen, Germany tommorow. Does one know can i use discount tickets in Bremen for public transportation or not?
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Reliability data for German trains

I want to take the 'Kulturzug' between Berlin and Wroclaw on August 10th 2019 (dep. 08:25 from Berlin-Lichtenberg, arr. 12:42 in Wroclaw Glowny). As I will be attending a wedding later that day, it ...
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Travelling from US to India through Frankfurt on H1B visa with approved extension

I am planning to travel from US to India, for which there is a Lufthansa flight that goes through Frankfurt. There I will be switching from one Lufthansa flight (Lufthansa 9053) to another (Lufthansa ...
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When going by a train from Paris to Düsseldorf (Thalys), can I hop off in Köln and then hop on again?

I am buying a train ticket from Paris to Düsseldorf (Thalys). Can I hop off in Köln to spend sometime and then hop on an RE (regional train) on the same day (within half of a day)? Or do I have to buy ...
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Is it better to ship bicycle from Egypt to Leipzig, Germany or to buy/rent one?

I'm studying going to Germany and specially Leipzig this summer for around 100 days. Personally I am very interested in cycling as a sport and as a means of transportation. I have a good bicycle here ...
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Is wild camping possible in Germany? Where?

Is it possible to do wild camping in Germany? Are there specific zones for that? If yes, can someone recommend a few, preferably with nice trails to walk. The idea is to go into nature.
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Germany work permit visa denial [migrated]

My longterm work permit visa got rejected stating that, "You do not fulfill the requirement to work as "Leiharbeitnehmer" as intended according to section2 No.3 of your work contract. Hence, visa ...
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Am I eligible for a Schengen visa if my passport will expire in 3 months?

I have planned a trip to Germany from India for 3 weeks from 3rd April 2019 to 23 April 2019. But I just checked my passport validity expires on 20th July, 2019. Will I get Schengen visa or not. ...
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Traveling from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe

I am traveling from Frankfurt airport to Karlsruhe in Saturday evening. I will reach Frankfurt airport around 18:40. Is there any direct train/bus from Frankfurt airport to Karlsruhe that time? Is ...
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Whats the right type of visa to deliver a training session in Schengen zone?

I've been invited to deliver a two-day technical training session in a German firm. It will be a paid training session. I already have a long duration business visitor visa but since I will get paid ...
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Moving Germany from Belgium [closed]

i am a Pakistani living in Belgium from last 2 year do I have submitted application for asylum in Belgium and now I have won my asylum case and I got refugee status and I have refugee permit validity ...
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Can I carry a powerbank of 10000 mAh capacity in a Turkish Airlines flight to Germany?

I'm travelling to Germany from Bangladesh (transit at Istanbul) on a Turkish Airlines flight. I wonder if I can carry a powerbank of 10000mAH in cabin luggage.
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Visiting Schengen Countries with Type D Visa

I have been issued a Type D Visa for studying in the Netherlands. I know I can travel in schengen countries with this Visa, but can I enter any country before visiting Netherlands? I am planning to ...
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Carrying Liquor from Germany to India

I will be traveling from Frankfurt to Bangalore and I have my transit at Mumbai. I would like to get some good liquors back home. So, what would be the cheapest and safest(security check wise) mode to ...
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Speeding ticket in Germany [closed]

I received a notice informing me of a speeding ticket in Germany and have lost the payment information. If Imdo not pay the ticket, will there be any repercussions the next t8me I go to Germany? I ...
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Who goes first? Person disembarking bus or the bicycle?

In Greece, where I am from, we don't have bicycles as a means of going to work, like for example in Germany (what a paradox given the weather!), the country I visit now. So, there are bicycle lanes ...
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Can I fly between Sweden and Germany without an ID card? [duplicate]

I'll be flying from Sweden to Germany, and back, so within the Schengen area. Only problem is that the only form of ID I have is an expired national identity card from Sweden. I am a Swedish citizen. ...
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Getting national visa after getting Work permit in Germany [closed]

I have received the work permit approval from embassy. Below is the message We have received the Approval from Embassy/Immigration Authorities for your application Also i have this message. ...
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Traveling to Germany with Cyprus passport and I'm 15 years old

Hi everyone I live in northern Cyprus (it doesn't important btw) and I'm 15 years old and I have a Republic of Cyprus (not Northern) passport with EU (European Union) ID card. I just booked a flight ...
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How happily will taxis cross the triple-point borders around Basel?

I am looking at travelling to Basel, Switzerland early next week (Tuesday). It would appear that hotels are very hard to come by at a reasonable price, so I am looking at staying in Mulhouse in nearby ...
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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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Can I book a Schengen Visa for Germany to a different consulate if the consulates assigned for my state do not have appointments?

I am non-resident alien (not a permanent resident) residing in Seattle, Washington, USA. The German consulate assigned for my state is San Fransisco. The earliest available appointment is 2.5 months ...
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Can I legally get SIM card in Germany as a tourist?

This late July I went to EU for a 10 day trip. I live in the US. When I stopped at TMobile (or was it Deutsche Telekom?) store at Hamburg to buy a local SIM card. I was told that this is impossible, ...
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Do hotel cleaning personnel have any benefit from leaving empty bottles in the room as opposed to returning them to the store?

In some countries a way of tipping the cleaning personnel is to leave a small amount of money (e.g. In Portugal about €1). While in Germany, I have noticed the well known pro-recycling policy that ...
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How long it takes for the German embassy to remove my details from Database after I drop a mail to rk-info@banga.diplo.de [closed]

I had booked a slot for the German national visa at the Bangalore embassy for 15th May 2019, but couldn't attend due to personal problems. I didn't cancel it. When I tried to rebook on 11th June 2019, ...
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Staffed children playrooms in shopping malls

In Russia, in many shopping malls, especially the biggest ones, there is a playroom, where parents can leave their children. The children will play there and will be looked after by the playroom staff,...
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Travelling in Germany as a 17 year old. What do I need?

I'm a 17-year-old Finnish citizen. I want to travel to Germany and am worried about all the documents you have to have. I've read a lot of sources that say that I don't need anything except my ...
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Can I drive in EU states and Switzerland with German proof of a surrendered U.S. license?

I'm an American citizen living in Germany since January, 2019. I have/had a valid Illinois (U.S.) driver's license. In Germany, residents with U.S. driver's licenses from certain states can apply for ...
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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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How late can I enter a Nightjet Liegewagen or Schlafwagen?

I've noticed that when I try to book a Nightjet ticket from Frankfurt Süd to Berlin (departure 00:54), I can book a seat but not a place in Liegewagen or Schlafwagen. When I try to book the same ...
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How can I specify a fuel type when renting a car

I am planning on renting a car in Germany and will cover approx. 1,500 km. I notice that diesel is significantly cheaper in Germany than petrol, so hiring a diesel car will save me a bit of money. ...
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Arriving in a transit airport in Schengen area the night before the effective Visa date

I'll be travelling in Finland this summer, and today I've retrieved my passport back from VAC. The problem I have is that I applied for an effective starting date of June 16th for Finland, but I will ...
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Can I get my partner to live with me on a work permit in Germany? [closed]

I recently got a proposal to work in Bonn, Germany; and I was wondering if there is a way for me to legally get my partner some type of visa that lets her travel and live with me until the permit ...
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Will the other embassies in schengen deny the visa? [duplicate]

If German embassy refused visa for the first time, then should we request a visa from Germany next time? Will the other embassies in schengen deny the visa? Some people say that if Germany refuses, ...
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Should I apply again on German Embassy?

I am a businessman. I had applied UK tourist visa in 2017 along with my wife which were refused. Then later in December 2017 I had applied German Visa without my wife for business. Which were also ...