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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Best deals for students booking international flight tickets from India

I will be travelling to and fro from Hyderabad (HYD), India to Berlin (TXL), Germany. Duration: 20th May to 20th August of 2013 (3 months) Class: Economy Class (as low as possible) Where can I find ...
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Walking experience in Berlin

This would be my first time in Berlin and want to explore as much as possible during my stay. So, walking is the best idea as I do not have much time constraint. How is the walking experience in ...
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Can I take a Schengen visa for business trip to Germany

I'm planning on a one-day business trip to Germany and my company asked me to apply for a Schengen visa. Is that a valid one? I thought that the Schengen visa is applicable only for the tourist, ...
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Price Difference of Train from Aachen to Munich

I want to travel from Aachen to Munich on 24th Jan, 2018. I have checked price on GoEuro.com. Prices of train started from 36$ to 150$. and I also checked on DB train website it is approx starting ...
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Bringing Alcohol back from Germany when under 21 [duplicate]

Can my sister under age 21 bring me back alcohol to the United States from Germany when she returns? Would there be any issue? What if I met her at the gate?
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Formal obligation letter or family member?

I am applying for a Schengen visa from the United States with Germany entry. My relative is a student in Germany and is not a German either. I was wondering if I should tell him to write an ...
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Can I apply for UK tourist visa from France if I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany?

I want to visit UK. I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. Can I apply UK tourist visa from France? Or do I have to apply from Germany?
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I have an overnight layover in Frankfurt. Can I leave the airport? [duplicate]

I am a U.S. citizen and have a overnight layover in Frankfurt Airport. Can I leave the airport for a night out in the city and then come back? Do I need a specific travel visa?
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UK work visa with pending criminal charge [closed]

I have a tier-2 work visa application in progress. I had submitted the application on 24th December and my appointment is on 3rd of January. I am an Indian citizen currently residing and working in ...
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German Business visa [closed]

I am an Indian citizen living in USA on H1B visa. My visa got expired on 30th Sept 2018. I got my extension approved and I have the physical copy of I-797. Am I eligible to apply for German business ...
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May giving advice offend somebody in Germany? [closed]

It is pretty common in Czechia to give advices to your collegues, even your bosses - what they could do better, what could be done better in development, etc. In the near future, friend of mine is ...
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How much toilet paper can I flush without clogging an European toilet?

I am from a country where the toilet paper is not flushed but thrown to a bin close to the toilet. I think that the European system is more hygienic, but I always have this question when I use the ...
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Is there a prepaid SIM for 2 weeks in Germany?

I consider purchasing a prepaid SIM card in Germany for not more than 2 weeks (although I might be in Germany for more than 2 weeks - up two two months maybe, in this trip). I need a prepaid SIM in ...
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Does the German environmental badge apply to other countries of Europe?

I planned the trip that will cover Germany, Belgium and France. I am aware that there are environmental zones in those countries and I need the correct badge for my car to enter them. So my question ...
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My German student visa expired last month. Can i travel back to India?

I am a language student in Germany. my visa has expired a month ago and i have applied for an appointment for visa renewal and got the appointment for 4th February 2019.But due to a personal issue i ...
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Need advice before applying for Schengen (Visit to friends and family or tourist)

I'm an Indian Passport holder and an Indian Citizen. I'm 19. I want to travel to Germany for a week to meet a close friend (who's a German national) Now I have every document required. Finance not a ...
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Is tipping mandatory at Restaurants and Bars in Germany?

In Bavaria, I paid for my drink, I asked her for "Ruckgeld", but only got the integer part of the money back, the rest of it, she kept it for tip! I looked her in the eye and she understood that I ...
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Can I use a “Gutschein” from Deutsche Bahn more than once?

I cancelled a trip with Deutsche Bahn and they gave me a "Gutschein" (German word for coupon or voucher) with the value of the trip. If I use this Gutschein to buy something of less value, can I use ...
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Documents for travelling within the Schengen region

My friend applied for a Schengen visa to Germany. His first port of entry is Copenhagen and then he plans to travel by rented car to Hamburg with other friends. He will spend 2 nights in Copenhagen ...
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Can I buy only the wine glass in the Munich Christmas market?

In Munich, GER, I plan to visit the Christmas market for some Glühwein (hot wine). From what I read, you can return your glass and get a portion of the price back. The glass is somewhat a souvenir. ...
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Schengen visa with cancelled UAE visa

I have valid Schengen visa for Germany mid of January next year. But my problem is my company is closing and my UAE visa will be cancel this month. Is it possible for me to travel to Germany with my ...
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Import goods from America to Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I'm planning to go to the United States in February and I was going to buy computer parts there and bring them here, because the prices of parts are so expensive here. I read a ...
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How do DB seat numbers work?

When travelling on German DB trains with a seat reservation, you usually get a car number and a seat number. Seat numbers are integers unique within each car. Typically, these seat numbers are ...
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Are these Deutsche Bahn train seats side-by-side?

I booked two tickets on the direct Deutsche Bahn (ICE 93) train from Berlin to Vienna and the seat information is shown as - "Side-by-side seats Carriage 27, seats 13, 15". I would normally have ...
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Publicly-accessible electric sockets in Munich to charge dead devices?

Are there any places where I can find a publicly-available electric socket in Munich? I'm trying to charge my dead mobile device.
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Can an Indian citizen studying in Germany travel to India through Paris airport? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with valid German student long term resident visa. Can I travel to India and come back through Paris airport? Is there a chance of being denied to board? Prices are cheaper from ...
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Can I hand over a Bahn 100 card?

One of my friends is leaving from Germany, having a bahn 100 card. So he wants to hand over the card that will be expired at the middle of next year to me. So is it possible to change the owner of ...
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Adult entertainment, avoiding the awkwardness

I am travelling with a group of male pals to Germany, and so far as I have researched, in german FKK clubs or saunas, the male guests are not supposed to wear street clothes, which feels awkward for ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Germany? [duplicate]

I just arrived in Germany for the 4th time. I made tea in break of the work meeting, and at the very end of it, I found small solid pieces... I thought that the cup was too old and maybe was starting ...
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What funds do I need for a Schengen visa?

My husband is a student in Munich. I wish to travel to germany and be with him for 3 months. What is the funds requirement for a Schengen visa.
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Phone calls from unknown German numbers after visiting Germany

I am not sure this is the right community, but my problem originated with me travelling abroad. I've travelled to Germany about a month ago (and I am still staying there). About two weeks later I''...
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What German visa should my wife apply for to accompany me on a business trip?

I am from Pakistan and have a German Schengen business visa, multiple entry valid for 2 years. Sometimes, when I travel to Germany for business, I want my wife to accompany me, so we do some ...
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Will I have to pay duty for property that I will take back to country of purchase? [closed]

I'm currently studying in Switzerland but in a few months I will return to Germany. After spending half a year in Germany, I'll switch back to Switzerland for a very long stay. Basically: 4 months ...
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Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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Where to apply for Multiple Entry Schengen Visa - Germany or Austria? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national, currently living in the UK on Tier 4 Student Visa (General). I've been to Schengen territory once and planning one more trip in coming months as below; Austria 23rd December, ...
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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 ...