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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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German working visa - criminal record [closed]

I'm a New Zealander looking to obtain a job seeker and then working visa in Germany. I understand I can apply for the jobseeker visa after I arrive in Berlin on a tourist visa. My issue is that I was ...
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Does the Flixbus N770 from Antwerp to Copenhagen go by ferry to Denmark

Tonight I am catching the N770 Flixbus from Antwerp to Copenhagen. Apparently it doesn't stop between Eindhoven and Copenhagen. Do the night Flixbuses to Denmark typically go via Puttgarden-Rødby, ...
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My visa in Germany expired and want to tour around Europe for a month [closed]

I've been in Germany for almost three months doing an internship and just realized my visa expired even though my working contract is still going. I went to the Ausländerbehörde and they told me ...
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Overstay in Germany - repercussions on future family reunion visa application

My wife and 2 year old child had a family visit visa to visit me in Germany from India. The visa was valid from the 29th August 2019 to the 4th October 2019 and the number of valid days was 22. So, ...
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How to cross the Lake Constance from Constance to Meersburg by car

I would like to visit Constance (Germany) with my van, and also see the other side of the lake. Is there a way to cross by ferry or would I need to drive along the lake?
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Is it allowed to buy a Probe Bahncard 50 repeatedly?

I bought a Probe BahnCard 50. It is now expired (I cancelled the subscription) and the trial period of 3 months is over. Can I buy a Probe BahnCard subscription again?
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Tropical islands, Berlin, Germany. Inflatable “toys”?

Me and my family are going to Tropical Islands in a few weeks and my three year old wants to bring his inflatable submarine, is that allowed? I tried to find something on their webpage but I couldn'...
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Do I need a visa for a layover in Germany if I have a type C Schengen visa for Spain? [duplicate]

So I'm gonna travel to Spain next Monday from Japan and I'm a Philippine passport holder but residence here in Japan. I got my type C schengen visa single entry from the Spanish embassy. My itinerary ...
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What is the Radroute bicycle path?

I've seen signs (like the one below in Southern Tyrol) in street view of "Radroute" bicycle paths around Germany but haven't been able to find any information in English. The signpost below seems like ...
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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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Postal money order for Schengen visa for Germany

I am applying for a Schengen visa by mail. It is not clear anywhere what name I should put in the "Pay To" field of the Postal money order for visa fees. Same with the Address field. I am applying to ...
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Formal Obligation [closed]

Can you download the VERPFLICHTUNGSERKLARUNG Formal Application; If so, please forward the link.
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How well signposted are the EuroVelo bikepaths in Germany?

How well signposted are the EuroVelo bikepaths in Germany? As there isn't streetview in Germany, it's hard to check. Could one realistically follow the signs for the EuroVelo cycle path (e.g. #6) ...
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How long can I stay in Germany after quitting my Blue Card job?

I am Australian and as such from a non-EU country and hold a German "Blue Card EU" which is tied to a job I had in Germany. I worked there for 1 year but stopped working there last week. I am now in ...
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Sending luggage from Germany to the USA

I recently traveled via Asia to the US, only bringing necessities in my backpack. Now we left ~50kg luggage in Germany and would like to send that over. DHL offers a luggage service which is like ...
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German student visa denial - How long does it take for an appeal response? [duplicate]

I applied for a german student visa and was rejected because there were doubts concerning my indicated purpose for the trip. I wrote an appeal and was called for an interview 3 months later. How long ...
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Compensation from Deutsche Bahn [duplicate]

We decided to travel to Croatia using ferry, train and coach from the UK. We had booked our train tickets through DB and actually had three trains on that ticket. We successfully caught our first ...
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Can I take a boxed bicycle on a German train?

I will be arriving in Munich airport with my bicycle in a box (approx 140cm x 60 cm x 20 cm), can this be taken on the train to the city? (specifically the S1 or S8 trains)
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How do I find if a specific train (RE60) carries bicycles during morning rush hour?

I'm trying to find out if I can bring a bicycle during the morning rush hour on RE60 (Frankfurt-Mannheim), and if yes, whether I need to buy a ticket. This train is run by the DB Regio train company ...