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 I use German Rail Luggage Service to send luggage from Frankfurt Main Airport to Airbnb in Chemnitz?

I want to use Bahn Gepaeckservice to send my luggage from Frankfurt Main Airport to an Airbnb in Chemnitz. The Airbnb is a private apartment. I'm a tourist and do not live in Germany. The Bahn's web ...
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Is it possible to travel on a Schengen visa if it contains a typo?

I had applied for Schengen visa of my wife and received it today. But there is a typo in her name. Her middle name has been spelt wrongly. Vinay has been written as Vijay. Can we travel with this ...
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Does “poste restante” require ID in Germany?

Does German poste restante (aka general delivery, "Postlagernd" in German) require you to show ID to receive package or you can use just password instead?
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Can German embassy in Malaysia return my passport for a short travel when I'm still applying for visa?

I submitted my passport during visa approval at German Embassy in Malaysia on 2nd August 2016 and was told I might get my passport back in 6 weeks which probably gonna be 12 September 2016. But I have ...
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How can a 14 year old travel to Germany from the UK without adult supervision?

I have visited a lawyer here in the UK to ask if I need any documents or letters as I am underage. Other than booking with an airline that accepts children travelling alone. And he said that he can ...
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Paying for Deutsche Bahn tickets with cash

I'm planning on travelling from Frankfurt to Zurich, then from Zurich to Heidelberg and finally from Heidelberg to Frankfurt again via Deutsche Bahn. Since I don't have credit/debit cards, I'm not ...
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Will we be required to use a PIN associated with our credit cards in Central Europe?

We are headed to Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and heard we may be required to use a PIN along with our credit cards. Is this true? I don't even know what my PIN is!
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Can go to Germany on all-year tires in winter?

I know that German law requires tires apt for snow in winter time. It's quite obvious that I cannot use summer tires, but can I go on universal all-year tires? What are the exact requirements?
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Crossing roads in Berlin

I am on holiday in Berlin and I have noticed that no pedestrians cross the road until the green man is on, I was wondering if there is some sort of jaywalking rule, also some of the vehicles go ...
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Which stations in Berlin have ICE connections to Leipzig

I am planning to move to Berlin but will travel twice per week to Leipzig. For this reason I want to choose an area that has good transport connections to Leipzig. However, I can't seem to find any ...
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What are the standard border checks when traveling between Warsaw and Berlin by various types of transportation?

I know that there is always a passport check when traveling by air. Is that the same case when traveling by train, bus, and car?
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

I will be traveling on the ICE in Germany. There is Internet available and even if there is none, I can use my 4g dongle to connect to the Internet. I do need to participate in a telconf while I am ...
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Exactly 5hr 25min in Frankfurt, can I visit the city?

Is layover time of 5 hours and 25 minutes enough to visit Frankfurt ? Both flights are international with Lufthansa and on one ticket, so I will have the boarding pass of the second flight with me. ...
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Speeding tickets in Germany

During a trip to Germany in May, I accrued (unknowingly) three speeding tickets from automated ticketing cameras throughout the picturesque countryside. The reason I know that the tickets exist is ...
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Can I make reservations for trains in Italy, France and Belgium from the Bahn ticket desks in Germany?

Assuming that the trains I'm booking don't pass through Germany. So e.g. Rome-Paris.
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Map of highway fuel stops in Germany

I'm looking for a map of highway fuel stops in Germany. I've seen the what-looks-like official site Tank and Rast, but they are very obviously outdated (at least by 10 years, looking at the missing ...
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Electric wheelchairs hire in Cologne

I plan to visit Germany, Cologne particularly, from Moscow this fall. Unfortunately, I'm disabled, so I need to temporary hire an electric wheelchair. If anybody knows organizations, please help to ...
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Who has liability for a car accident in Germany and how to claim on insurance?

A week ago I was traveling in Germany by car on an autobahn, There was no one on the road so I was in the correct lane like the law says and I was not speeding (nearly 120km/h in a no speed limit zone)...
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Which parts of the Reichstag building are open for tourists?

I would like to visit the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany and I wonder: Which parts of the building are open for tourists? Is it for free? Do I need a reservation? Are there any restrictions ...
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Which ATMs in Germany have the lowest fees for the foreign Visa debit cards?

What ATMs in Germany are safe to use when it comest to the fee paid for using the foreign (other EU-country) Visa card? ' I have learned that the fees may very strongly and there are many "commercial"...
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AAA benefits in Europe?

The Wikipedia page for the American Automobile Association (AAA) mentions that members may receive reciprocal benefits from European agencies while traveling in Europe. What benefits does AAA ...
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If I overstay in the Schengen area, which country would impose a fine on me?

I am entering Germany just to connect to flight to Italy. Counting from day of entry Nov 7 into Germany and departure date from Italy Feb 6, I count 91 days. I did not know 90 day limit rule. Called ...
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Does a DB 1st class ticket with Eurostar component correspond to Business Premier or to Standard Premier?

DB has two classes: Second Class and First Class. Eurostar has three classes: Business Premier, Standard Premier, and Standard. DB sells tickets that include Eurostar travel. A DB second class ...
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Can a 16 year old fly alone in the European Union?

I have an identity card, but I have never travelled to a different country. I'm planning next year to fly from Lithuania to Cologne, Germany, to an event that will probably take place for a couple of ...
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Are there any guarded parking lots anywhere in or near Berlin, Germany?

Are there any guarded parking lots in or around the city of Berlin in Germany? By guarded parking I do NOT mean "guarded" by an automated gate or camera - that is a joke. I mean a real guarded ...
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EasyPass enrollment for GlobalEntry enrollees: what to do after you change passport?

As we know, people enrolled in US GlobalEntry can also enroll (for free) in German EasyPass, so we can use the e-gates in Germany to pass. If anyone cares, the process was straightforward, involved ...
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Prepaid/Postpaid SIM card that is not throttled for Skype/WhatsApp in Germany

I am looking for companies that offer prepaid/postpaid SIM card with good data plans that I can use with my phone to make WhatsApp/Skype audio/video calls. I have read that some providers throttle ...
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Flat renting in Berlin for medium-term period

Next summer I will be attending a two-month course in Berlin with my friend. We are looking for a small flat (studio/one bedroom) at a reasonable price (ideally in the Mitte district). Where can I ...
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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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Tourist destinations from Frankfurt-Hahn airport besides Frankfurt

Some low cost airlines, mainly Ryanair, provide several low cost connections with the little Hahn airport. Usually this airport is referred to as Frankfurt-Hahn airport and, from a tourist point of ...
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Sites to see between Regensburg and Frankfurt

I'll be traveling in Germany in June. Toward the end of the trip, we'll be going to Regensburg and then we have three days before we have to be in Frankfurt to fly home. I'm looking for suggestions ...
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Do taxis in Frankfurt typically accept credit cards?

I will be taking a taxi from outside the main airport in Frankfurt. Will I be able to use a credit card to pay for the trip?
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What is a “Länder Ticket” in German Rail?

I am looking at the DB website for tickets. I found the Regional day ticket (for regional trains) Product: Länder-Tickets. Apparently it's a good price but I am always puzzled with DB offers. Its not ...
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Public Transport planner for Hanover (Hannover)?

I'm off to Hanover soon (Hannover in German, that one confused me a bit...), and I need to work out how to get from the airport to my hotel, hotel to the city etc. The hotel's website has some ...
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Are there sleeper trains going from Northern Italy to the Rhine Valley (Germany)?

I'm trying to get from the Cinque Terra to the Rhine Valley. So departing anywhere from Pisa (or even Florence) to Milan and arriving in between Hahn airport, Cologne, and Frankfurt would work. I've ...
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Inter-country one-way car rental in Europe?

I'd like to rent a car in Germany, drive to Hungary, and return the car there. Do any car rental agencies allow such a thing (without an enormous fee)? I'd consider a fee less than 1-2 days ...
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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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Any free WiFi facility in Germany (Munich and Frankfurt Central Stations) or any closed place nearby?

A friend of mine is travelling to Germany next week and looking for internet facility there. Is there any free WiFi access in Germany mainly in Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and Munich (München Hauptbahnhof)?...
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Half day in Berlin - after non-classical tourist spots

I will have half a day to spend in Berlin, on a Saturday afternoon. What do you recommend I should go and see/taste? I am not aiming for classical "tourist" spots, as we have a guided city tour before,...
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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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What do I do if I'm falsely accused of smoking in a rented apartment?

I was travelling in Germany and rented an apartment for a few days. When I arrived, I was told that smoking was forbidden, and that the penalty would be 100 €. I've never smoked and so I had no ...
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How does the “10 days within 2 months” Eurail pass work?

I've been reading over the FAQ page and terms on eurail.com before I purchase my pass (first trip to Europe, so I'm trying to triple-check everything) but there are a couple points that I don't find ...
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Flying stand by from US to Europe — is it still worth it, and if so, how to do it?

The title summarizes my question pretty well. Basically, I'm looking for a cheap way to fly from California to Europe (Germany, preferably). Since I have to fly this route several times a year, and I'...
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Hiring a car in Berlin and dropping it off in Barcelona for a road trip

I am planning on a road-trip from Berlin to Barcelona. I am most interested in knowing if I can hire a car in Berlin and drop it off in Barcelona. (also, if anyone has tips on routes to take that is ...
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Can I travel to Germany from a country different from the one I got the visa from?

I am currently in the process of applying for a Schengen Visa to Germany for the month of August. I live in Egypt while my parents live in Saudi Arabia. I finish my Exams at the end of June and was ...
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In Germany, can you take a non-stop train if you have tickets for individual stations on a train that stops?

Let's say I have 2 trains: Train X stops at A, B and C Train Y stops at A and C and there is a zone: Zone 1 includes station A and B Now, I have a monthly pass which allows me to travel within ...
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Why are German border checks alternately performed by border police and customs?

When entering Germany by bus from Switzerland, border checks are occasionally performed. However, the checks are not always performed by the border police (Bundespolizei, officially responsible for ...
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Flying to the UK one day before ID expiration as German citizen

I am a German citizen working and living in the UK. I will be going on a trip to visit my family in Germany in December and will return to the UK in January. The flight is one day before the ...
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Where to buy the best tour to Neuschwanstein castle?

We are going to visit Neuschwanstein castle in September. And can`t choose the tour agent to buy this day tour from Munich. Did anybody take such tour from Munich and can recommend us what to choose? ...
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How to pay for a single ticket to the driver of the public bus in Lübeck/Travemünde, Germany?

Getting off Finnlines ferry to Travemünde at ~7am and need to reach Lübeck Hbf (main rail station). Finnlines web page specifies, that buses 30/40 and 31 can be used for that either directly, or via ...