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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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Germany Schengen visa with AirBnB booking

We (Russian citizens) are planning to go to Munich in late June. We would like to book our accommodation on AirBnB, but it is not very clear whether it will be accepted by the German embassy when we ...
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Pakistani Passport: Missing entry stamp into Germany [closed]

I arrived in Germany in September on a student visa. I got the exit stamp from Pakistan but the immigration officer at Munich airport did not put an 'Entry' stamp on my passport. I did not notice at ...
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Is there any way to reach the Neuwerk island from the German mainland?

Recently, I stumbled accross this little island called "Neuwerk" situated northwest from the city of Cuxhaven. It has a firehouse I'd like to see (and visit). Now, I was wondering if it would be ...
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Useful German websites (possible in English) that I can use to plan my trip in Baden-Baden [closed]

I've never been in Germany before and I have a trip soon. I'm going to Baden-Baden. I don't speak German unfortunately (neither a little bit), so this is probably going to be difficult. More ...
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How much should I tip in restaurants in Germany?

There is already a question about whether tips are mandatory in Germany, but how much should I tip?
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Can a Portuguese national id card be used for travel from the UK to Germany?

Next month I am going on holiday to Germany. I am a Portuguese citizen who lives in the UK and I am travelling with my Portuguese passport. However, my sister's passport is expired and she has only ...
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Do all German airports lack free wifi?

I've just been talking to another traveller who was particularly grumpy about Munich airport not having free wifi when he was there recently. Now I seem to recall that Germany has pretty strict laws ...
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What kind of Visa do I need to land on the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg?

Assuming I'm not a citizen of the European union, and that I have a Schengen Visa with Germany as the main destination, do I need to make any special arrangements to land at this airport? The ...
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Do buses run on May 1st in Bavaria?

I am interested in landing in München (Munich) on 1st of May, and then taking the bus to Ingolstadt. Does the bus operate on 1 May (since I am only interested in Airport-ZOB Ingolstadt)? This is a ...
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visit to mother grave [duplicate]

I have lived in Germany since 2011 and I have had refugee status since 2017. My mother died in 2013. I want to visit her grave. How can I do that? I need only 10 days to go back to my country Pakistan....
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Can I bring fruit from Mexico into Düsseldorf airport?

I'm traveling in Mexico and would love to take some papayas (2-3) and mangos (3-4) from Mexico on my flight from Cancun, Mexico to Düsseldorf, Germany to bring home. On the customs page of Düsseldorf ...
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Schengen visa help! Two insurance, different dates?

I will be participating in a student conference in Germany. I will need a visa for this, hence a need for travel insurance. The organization that invited me already provided insurance. However, the ...
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entry into Germany

I believe I read that there is a Global Entry type card US Citizens can get at Airports in Germany that is like a quick pass thru customs. Does anyone know the story on that?
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With an Australian travel document for refugees, do I need a visa to enter Germany?

I have an Australian travel document for refugees. Do I need a visa to travel to Germany? From there, will I be able to travel to Belgium ?
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Driving from Todtmoos to Freiburg im Breisgau

If I look at Google Maps to go from Todtmoos to Freiburg im Breisgau, one of the options goes right past Schauinsland; it looks like quite a wiggly road with a fair amount of elevation. Streetview ...
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Is there a minimum balance for the financial statements to be shown for a Schengen visa

I have sent a Verpflichtungserklärung to my mother in Sri Lanka to invite her to Germany for a couple of months. In the check list for documents, financial proofs and financial statements are listed. ...
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Will bringing my mother in visitor visa to Germany cause any problems when I try to bring prove her hardship? [closed]

I am planning to bring my mother in visitor visa to Germany for a couple of months. At the moment she is staying with my wife in Sri Lanka. Later I planned to file a hardship case and see if I can ...
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Getting mom sponsored through her brother for Schengen

I am in Germany with a 1 year contract which is ending in March. I have been promised an extension but it may take a couple of more months. But I thought of bringing my mom to Germany on schengen visa ...
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Apps to call cabs/taxis in Germany for non-German speakers

I will be travelling to Germany next week. I don't speak German, only Portuguese and English. Are there mobile apps for me to call taxis in Germany (Frankfurt) in English, such as 99 and easy taxi? ...
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How to pay german traffic ticket while being in the USA?

Yesterday, 2 pieces of paper have appeared in my mailbox in the USA. From what I understand, it is a traffic ticket, from Germany from Summer trip, which found its way to my address in the USA. I do ...
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Can one apply for German visa from a country other than country of residence due to non availability of appointment

There is no available appointment in the German consulates in my country of residence for a couple of weeks. Can I apply for German visa from a different country in such a case? Is it allowed?
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Day pass for public transportation in Berlin, Munich and Cologne [closed]

What is the cost of a 1 or 2 day public transportation pass in cities of Cologne, Berlin and Munich, Germany?
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Towel heater switch

What are these switches that are meant to move horizontally? Last time I had one was some years ago in Sweden, and it was pretty straightforward I guess. Now, in Germany, I am not sure if am taking ...
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Bus ticket transfer in Ingolstadt, Germany?

On Monday I am planning to use two buses (16 and 30) in Ingolstadt, Germany, and I am not going to waste a minute between the transition. I know I can buy a ticket from the bus driver. So, can I use ...
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One J1 visa for both my internship and the supervision of a bachelor thesis [closed]

I’m a fourth year food technology student form Germany and I am planning to do my internship and my bachelor thesis in America. I already found a company which will supervise me and I’m the the ...
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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

I have a connecting flight from Hamburg through Frankfurt with Lufthansa. I have only 45 minutes to catch the other flight. Usually when the check-in is done in person, I can say that I have a ...
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Advantage of visiting two Nazi concentration camps? [closed]

I visited the Sachsenhausen (Saxon House) concentration camp last year, when I was in Berlin. I am likely to be in Munich next year. Is there much to be gained from visiting Dachau as well? Or are the ...
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VRS JobTicket: Extension Tickets & +1 Capabilities

The VRS Transit Authority (serving the area including Cologne and Bonn) offers a "Job Ticket" which is a monthly transit pass that is made available to employees working at certain companies. A ...
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Availability of public transportation in Germany and Austria on December 31

We are travelling through Europe during December and currently we need to travel from the Munich region to Vienna on the 31st of December. Assuming we can get to Munich, would public transport be ...
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Language used at passport control in Frankfurt international airport

I will travel soon to Germany to attend a workshop at a university in Würzburg. The workshop is taught entirely in English. This is my first visit to Germany and I speak very little German. I was ...
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Schengen Germany visa rejected [duplicate]

I applied for the Schengen visa and it got rejected citing the reason: One or more Member States consider that you pose a threat to the public order, internal security, public health Article 2 (21)...
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Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?

I will be travelling to Germany for 9 days and I need a SIM card there as soon as I arrive at Frankfurt Airport. I can take a SIM from India with international roaming activated but that option seems ...
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Is it possible to fly from Germany to Spain using Residence Permit without a passport? [duplicate]

I hold an Egyptian passport and it's currently at the USA embassy in order to obtain a business visa. I have a business trip to Spain in few days and I’ll need to travel before I receive back my ...
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Are dashcams legal in Germany?

On Youtube I have seen a lot of videos like this with car accidents in Russia recorded by in-car cameras (dashcams). Is it legal to use such a device in Germany? If an accident happens, can I use the ...
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Which train tickets do I need for a daily commute between Frankfurt and Heidelberg?

This year I'll move to Frankfurt for a semester and I have to go to Heidelberg every day because I'll study there. I couldn't figure out which ticket I should buy. Can you please inform me about it?
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PDF tickets on phone on Deutsche Bahn

In the past I have received DB tickets by MMS, but when booking a ticket now, I couldn't find that option. The confirmation email says I should print the PDF ticket... is it OK if I just download the ...
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Can someone visit the Schengen Area(Germany) with a “leave to enter” residence permit for the UK? [duplicate]

My husband a non-EU passport holder (Armenia) and I an EU passport holder (UK) wish to go to Germany. I would like to know if he needs a Schengen visa to go to Germany or is there no need? He has a "...
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in December. My budget is 1,000 euros. Housing will be free, because a friend of mine will let me stay at her house at no cost. I'm planning on partying around once a week, ...
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German documents translation to English [closed]

I am a student in Germany. I would like to visit the UK as a tourist for a few days. I am not sure where I can get my document translated. Is there any online service which does this? Visitor: ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with a residence permit but no passport [duplicate]

We live in Germany and have residence permits (Aufenthaltstitel). Unfortunately, my wife lost her national passport. She applied for a new one, the process will take about three months. Now, we need ...
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Where were these castle pictures from WW II taken?

I have four pictures taken during WWII but one of them isn't so great, although it does seem to show a tall tower within the building somewhere (added this pic--view from hill in back of castle). My ...
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Which countries can I travel with a German emergency passport?

How many countries can I travel to with a temporary passport (1-year validity). I would like to travel to the USA and Canada, but I'm not sure if it's OK to travel there with a temporary passport, ...
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What kinds of compensation can I get from Deutsche Bahn for canceled and late trains?

I recently traveled from the Basel area to Stuttgart for a weekend. I had round-trip tickets including (paid) bicycle reservations. At our first station change, we found that our EC train was ...
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Munich Airport to Manching

I want to go from MUC to Manching, but it seems that gmaps couldn't find a transit (train, bus, etc.). Does anyone knows a way to go there (it seems that Uber is not an option, and I do not know how ...
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Business travel basis accommodation?

I am going in a German city (Ulm) from October till December. "As the time frame will only be 3 months – I suggest to find accommodation on a business travel basis." What does this mean? I have never ...
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Need to understand why my Schengen visa was refused

I applied for a schengen visa, to attend some interviews in Germany. I am a doctor, and a recruiting agency is arranging all the interviews. They provided me with an invitation letter, stating they ...
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Is an RV rental vehicle proof of accommodation for Schengen entry?

We are four guys who have a reservation in Germany for an RV (a motor home vehicle). Will our reservation enough at immigration when we arrive, or do we have to reserve hotels? Actually, we plan to ...
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Which documents will my Indian sister need from me to apply for a German Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in Germany. I am planning to invite my sister, who is studying in India, to Germany in December. She will stay with me. Could someone tell me what documents I ...
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Payment for German Schengen visa by mail

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US through German consulate by mail and am looking at the visa fees. The page says that the visa fee is approx. $65-70, and the price for mailing the passport ...