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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Exchange UK driving license in Germany [closed]

I have UK valid driving license. I want to exchange it in Germany with German license. Do I need to give Driving test again ? What is the procedure. Does anyone have any clear idea. I read lots of ...
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Car rental in Germany - are winter tyres included?

I'm going to rent a car in Frankfurt, Germany in December-January. Can I assume that any car is to be equipped with winter tyres? (Reason I'm asking is that some web sites clearly state that winter ...
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Can I enter Germany as my first entry point with French Multi entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I got my Multi Entry Schengen visa(Type C) on french embassy using the itinerary which covers french cities only but I have dropped the itinerary for some personal reasons. Can I enter Germany as my ...
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ICE from Frankfurt to Limburg

I need to reach Limburg a.d. Lahn, Limburg Bf, so when I search for trains online on DBahn, it shows many Limburg options: I don't find many ICE trains to reach Limburg Lahn, hence is it okay to take ...
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Type D Family Reunion Visa First Entry Deadline [closed]

Me and my family have German Type D Visa with Validity of 6 months starting from December 01, 2019 to May 31, 2020. I'll be travelling in January, 2020 to Germany to join my job. But due to family ...
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Deutsche Bahn: What does “Train not bookable until further notice” mean?

I am trying to book a train from Deutsche Bahn, that shows a message "Ticket not bookable until further notice" (in the English version of the website) in its listing. However, the button to book is ...
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Travelling to Paris by train during a strike in December 2019

I want to travel to Paris from Germany this weekend. I booked my tickets via the Deutsche Bahn (DB) website with a "Supersparpreis" (super saver fare) and the train I would take tomorrow is first an ...
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How could I receive a Parcel from Germany at Lithuanian Parcel Station?

I need to receive a parcel from Germany. I am in Lithuania and have no locker in a parcel station yet. The parcel is not sent yet. I know parcels sent via "Deutsche Post" will be delivered by "itella"...
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Name of restaurant in Kitzingen, Germany

When I was stationed in Wuerzburg, Germany on active duty in the US Army, there was a restaurant in Kitzingen, the next city over, that my fellow Soldiers called "The Schnitzel Factory" because the ...
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Locker size at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf [closed]

I have 2 big luggage (size no. 2) and 1 travelling bag (flight cabin size). Can I use 1 locker to fit them all? Otherwise I will pack into only 2 luggages . Thanks!
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Can I travel to Germany with Italian MAE special ID card issued by government to certain categories of foreign nationals?

I have a valid Carta d'Identità per organizzazioni internazionali o missioni estere speciali issued by Italian MAE. Can I travel to Germany with this?
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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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Why do the German Visa appointment at Bangalore Consulate get deleted

I had an appointment in Nov, I went with all my documents to the German consulate Bangalore but my name was not there in their list and was not allowed for the interview. I could find that this ...
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Is there an 1-hour guide at the Deutsches Museum?

In British Museum, you can get a map (the one with the magnificent Parthenon marbles on the cover) that list the must-see exhibits of the museum in an hour. Is there something similar in the ...
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Blaue Plakette Stuttgart (2019)

I'm planning to visit Stuttgart. I wasn't in Germany for a year and I'm puzzled by unclear information about the current state of Umweltplakette. The site https://www.blaue-plakette.de/ writes as they ...
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Lost my Spanish residence card (TIE) and I need to travel to Germany

I am an Indonesian student in Spain. I had a student residence card (TIE). But someone stole my wallet, which had my residence card. I'm supposed to go to Germany and stay for 1 and a half months. I ...
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Prepaid Sim at Frankfurt Airport

Based on two answers to this question, I intend to buy either lycamobile sim or Lebara sim. I found some very good options on https://www.lycamobile.de/en/ Following are the questions: Can I buy ...
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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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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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Christmas Market, Baden Baden, Germany

I'm flying to Baden Baden soon and I hope I'll manage to go to the Christmas Market, I've never been there. I'm trying to find an hotel by the market so when I wake up I can hang around. According to ...
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For how long my blue card is valid once I resign from my current job? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian National staying in Germany on a Blue card. Now I'm about to resign from my current job and move to the US for a new one. My question is, for how long will my blue card be valid? Can I ...
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Can a UK passport valid for two months travel to Germany post-brexit?

If I had a UK passport which was due to expire on February 1st, 2020 - less than 6 months from now, would I be allowed to make a weekend visit to Germany?
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German SIM card for a two-week visit?

I'm visiting Germany for a couple of weeks (Dresden mostly) very soon. I'm coming from outside Europe and leaving Europe after this visit. I want to get a local SIM for my stay - mostly for Internet ...
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Do I break the law as a foreigner in Germany if an embassy keeps my passport to stick a visa in?

An Armenian national lives in Germany and holds a permanent residence (Niederlassungserlaubnis). This is a sticker in their Armenian passport. They have applied at the UK embassy in Berlin to get a ...
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What is the shortest distance Airport to Cologne Germany From San Francisco

What is the shortest distance Airport to Germany From San Francisco considering I will take a train to Cologne from there.
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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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Frankfurt Airport drop check luggage early in the morning (long time before the Airline's counters open)?

I will travel by train to Frankfurt Airport very early in the morning (2 am) and I have a big check luggage. The check-in counter for Vietnam Airlines (I will fly to Hanoi, Vietnam) will be opened (...
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Tax Refund for limited (non-permanent) German residence permit

I have a non-EU nationality and have a limited (non-permanent) German residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) that is valid until the end of February 2020. However, I will de-register myself from Germany (...
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Studying in EU as EU citizen without EU passport [closed]

My daughter wants to study in Germany for 6 months through a student exchange programme. She has dual citizenship - Czech Republic (EU) and New Zealand (non-EU), however she only has NZ passport, her ...
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Do I need a Munich transit visa if I have an expired US visa? [duplicate]

Does an Indian citizen with valid passport and with expired US visa travel from USA to India via Munich without any transit visa?
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Does an Indian Citizen need a transit visa for Germany? [duplicate]

I'm travelling from Detroit to Frankfurt to Bangalore and return from Bangalore to Frankfurt to Detroit. I am on OPT and my Student Visa is upto 2021. My layover in Frankfurt is 6 hours and 2 hours (...
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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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can I travel to France when I have a German aufenthaltstitel that is valid for three years

I'm an Indian citizen. I married a German citizen and now I have a aufenthaltstitel(A plastic card) with the right to work. Am I allowed to travel into France by Train? Or do I need a visa. I have an ...
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Is it legal to bring back seashells from Ireland

Is it legal to bring back seashells (no living shellfish, just the shells) from Ireland (Dublin airport) via airplane to Germany? We found them on the beach. There are eight shells between 2cm and 7cm ...
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Luggage storage in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

I am planning to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GAP) on a day trip this December. If possible, I would like to leave Munich in the morning, spend the day in GAP and continue to Innsbruck in the ...
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Colombian studing in Germany, wants to Apply for UK visa [closed]

I am a little bit confused. I live and study in Germany and I am applying for a UK Tourist visa with my own resources (Part-time Job (450 Euro/Month) and a blocked account). This blocked account is ...
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Formal Obligation letter photocopy for Germany

Are there cases wherein an Immigration officer or border guards will ask for an original formal obligation letter from the traveler? My sponsor can only provide a scanned copy of the Formal Letter ...
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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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Should a non-EU citizen always carry his/her passport in Germany?

The new EU-like Turkish ID cards are not valid in the EU countries yet, but I wonder if I need to carry my passport while already in an EU country (e.g. Germany). Unlike this question, I don't intend ...
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Enter EU Schengen Area on a Type D Visa [duplicate]

I have a Type D long stay visa issued by Germany. On the visa itself, the Valid For label states Deutschland. Can I enter the EU through Spain on this visa? Edit: This is not a question about ...
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Traveling only with German Blue Card wıthout Passport [duplicate]

I am a Turkish citizen and am a holder of the EU Blue Card in Germany. I gave my passport to the UK Embassy in Germany for my visa application, so my passport is not with me for a few weeks, but I ...
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Where can I get a HPV vaccination in Berlin

I will travel in Berlin and want to make a vaccination against Human papillomavirus infection (HPV). is there some clinic in Berlin where I just can go and do it? I understand it will not be free
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What type of visa for a job interview in Germany, and are these documents enough?

This question involves two parts where in the first I am looking for the correct visa category, and in the second I have ab inquiry on required documents. I have been invited for a job interview (for ...
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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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Tipping in hotels in Germany

When staying in a hotel in Germany (Bavaria), what are the customs concerning tipping hotel staff, in particular chambermaids? Is tipping expected, and if yes, how much? What is a reasonable amount ...
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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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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 safest (security check wise) mode to carry ...
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Do we need transit visa in Frankfurt? [duplicate]

We are a family of 13 travelling from Mumbai to Istanbul via Frankfurt and return in the same direction. we have 4 hours layover each way, do we need a transit visa for Germany?
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When is the best day and time to buy fuel at the lowest price in Germany? [closed]

The price of fuel in Germany can change several times a day. According to benzinpreis-aktuell, up to 20 price changes a day are absolutely normal here - at each individual gas station. And ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Reliable wifi on train?

There's a fair chance that I will be travelling between Düsseldorf (DE) and Poznan (P) frequently soon, using Deutsche Bahn. Since this is a fairly long trip, I'd like to ensure that I can open my ...