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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Reliability data for German trains

I want to take the 'Kulturzug' between Berlin and Wroclaw on August 10th 2019 (dep. 08:25 from Berlin-Lichtenberg, arr. 12:42 in Wroclaw Glowny). As I will be attending a wedding later that day, it ...
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When going by a train from Paris to Düsseldorf (Thalys), can I hop off in Köln and then hop on again?

I am buying a train ticket from Paris to Düsseldorf (Thalys). Can I hop off in Köln to spend sometime and then hop on an RE (regional train) on the same day (within half of a day)? Or do I have to buy ...
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Is it better to ship bicycle from Egypt to Leipzig, Germany or to buy/rent one?

I'm studying going to Germany and specially Leipzig this summer for around 100 days. Personally I am very interested in cycling as a sport and as a means of transportation. I have a good bicycle here ...
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Is wild camping possible in Germany? Where?

Is it possible to do wild camping in Germany? Are there specific zones for that? If yes, can someone recommend a few, preferably with nice trails to walk. The idea is to go into nature.
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Am I eligible for a Schengen visa if my passport will expire in 3 months?

I have planned a trip to Germany from India for 3 weeks from 3rd April 2019 to 23 April 2019. But I just checked my passport validity expires on 20th July, 2019. Will I get Schengen visa or not. ...
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Traveling from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe

I am traveling from Frankfurt airport to Karlsruhe in Saturday evening. I will reach Frankfurt airport around 18:40. Is there any direct train/bus from Frankfurt airport to Karlsruhe that time? Is ...
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Whats the right type of visa to deliver a training session in Schengen zone?

I've been invited to deliver a two-day technical training session in a German firm. It will be a paid training session. I already have a long duration business visitor visa but since I will get paid ...
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Moving Germany from Belgium [closed]

i am a Pakistani living in Belgium from last 2 year do I have submitted application for asylum in Belgium and now I have won my asylum case and I got refugee status and I have refugee permit validity ...
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Can I carry a powerbank of 10000 mAh capacity in a Turkish Airlines flight to Germany?

I'm travelling to Germany from Bangladesh (transit at Istanbul) on a Turkish Airlines flight. I wonder if I can carry a powerbank of 10000mAH in cabin luggage.
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Visiting Schengen Countries with Type D Visa

I have been issued a Type D Visa for studying in the Netherlands. I know I can travel in schengen countries with this Visa, but can I enter any country before visiting Netherlands? I am planning to ...
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Speeding ticket in Germany [closed]

I received a notice informing me of a speeding ticket in Germany and have lost the payment information. If Imdo not pay the ticket, will there be any repercussions the next t8me I go to Germany? I ...
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Who goes first? Person disembarking bus or the bicycle?

In Greece, where I am from, we don't have bicycles as a means of going to work, like for example in Germany (what a paradox given the weather!), the country I visit now. So, there are bicycle lanes ...
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Can I fly between Sweden and Germany without an ID card? [duplicate]

I'll be flying from Sweden to Germany, and back, so within the Schengen area. Only problem is that the only form of ID I have is an expired national identity card from Sweden. I am a Swedish citizen. ...
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Getting national visa after getting Work permit in Germany [closed]

I have received the work permit approval from embassy. Below is the message We have received the Approval from Embassy/Immigration Authorities for your application Also i have this message. ...
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Traveling to Germany with Cyprus passport and I'm 15 years old

Hi everyone I live in northern Cyprus (it doesn't important btw) and I'm 15 years old and I have a Republic of Cyprus (not Northern) passport with EU (European Union) ID card. I just booked a flight ...
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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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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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Can I book a Schengen Visa for Germany to a different consulate if the consulates assigned for my state do not have appointments?

I am non-resident alien (not a permanent resident) residing in Seattle, Washington, USA. The German consulate assigned for my state is San Fransisco. The earliest available appointment is 2.5 months ...
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Can I legally get SIM card in Germany as a tourist?

This late July I went to EU for a 10 day trip. I live in the US. When I stopped at TMobile (or was it Deutsche Telekom?) store at Hamburg to buy a local SIM card. I was told that this is impossible, ...
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Do hotel cleaning personnel have any benefit from leaving empty bottles in the room as opposed to returning them to the store?

In some countries a way of tipping the cleaning personnel is to leave a small amount of money (e.g. In Portugal about €1). While in Germany, I have noticed the well known pro-recycling policy that ...
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How long it takes for the German embassy to remove my details from Database after I drop a mail to rk-info@banga.diplo.de [closed]

I had booked a slot for the German national visa at the Bangalore embassy for 15th May 2019, but couldn't attend due to personal problems. I didn't cancel it. When I tried to rebook on 11th June 2019, ...
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Staffed children playrooms in shopping malls

In Russia, in many shopping malls, especially the biggest ones, there is a playroom, where parents can leave their children. The children will play there and will be looked after by the playroom staff,...
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Travelling in Germany as a 17 year old. What do I need?

I'm a 17-year-old Finnish citizen. I want to travel to Germany and am worried about all the documents you have to have. I've read a lot of sources that say that I don't need anything except my ...
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Can I drive in EU states and Switzerland with German proof of a surrendered U.S. license?

I'm an American citizen living in Germany since January, 2019. I have/had a valid Illinois (U.S.) driver's license. In Germany, residents with U.S. driver's licenses from certain states can apply for ...
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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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How late can I enter a Nightjet Liegewagen or Schlafwagen?

I've noticed that when I try to book a Nightjet ticket from Frankfurt Süd to Berlin (departure 00:54), I can book a seat but not a place in Liegewagen or Schlafwagen. When I try to book the same ...
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How can I specify a fuel type when renting a car

I am planning on renting a car in Germany and will cover approx. 1,500 km. I notice that diesel is significantly cheaper in Germany than petrol, so hiring a diesel car will save me a bit of money. ...
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Arriving in a transit airport in Schengen area the night before the effective Visa date

I'll be travelling in Finland this summer, and today I've retrieved my passport back from VAC. The problem I have is that I applied for an effective starting date of June 16th for Finland, but I will ...
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Can I get my partner to live with me on a work permit in Germany? [closed]

I recently got a proposal to work in Bonn, Germany; and I was wondering if there is a way for me to legally get my partner some type of visa that lets her travel and live with me until the permit ...
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Should I apply again on German Embassy?

I am a businessman. I had applied UK tourist visa in 2017 along with my wife which were refused. Then later in December 2017 I had applied German Visa without my wife for business. Which were also ...
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Travelling for Tourism with 1 year Business Schengen Visa

I am from Egypt and I have a multiple entry business visa Type C issued from the Malta embassy and I am planning to visit Germany first for a holiday, then heading to Malta for business. Days spent in ...
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Transit Time in Frankfurt Airport - Short Connections

Two quick questions about connections through Frankfurt: 1) SFO --> Berlin Tegel via FRA. Ticket is completely booked through United and the second leg is on LH metal. Will 1.5 hrs be enough to ...
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Schengen Visa Germany, sponsorship denied due to lack of “commitment form”

My Thai partner recently attended an appointment for a Schengen visa at the German embassy in Bangkok. Upon arriving and before submitting the application we were informed the application would be ...
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Rent a racing bicycle in the Eifel, Germany

Is it possible to rent a racing bicycle in the Eifel, Germany? I seem to find only mountainbikes when I search for 'fahrradverleih'. Anywhere near Stadtkyll would be awesome.
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What's the logic behind the the organization of Hamburg's bus transport into “rings”?

I'm staying in Hamburg for a while for business reasons and I've been told to get an HVV card for rings A and B as that would cover most of the major destinations I might need to travel to. Now I take ...
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Consecutive visa applications

I applied for a tourist visa to visit my wife in Germany about a month ago.Recently I got a contract letter from German company,hence I need to apply a national visa to travel and work there.I have an ...
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Schengen visa refused using motif 2 on purpose and conditions of stay [duplicate]

A friend of mine who is an official teacher, applied for a visa to Germany and got refused because of the motif #2 saying: The purpose and conditions of the intended stay have not been established ...
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Will I have to pay customs duties on items I'm bringing back to Germany?

I'm a German citizen. Sometimes I travel to other countries (possibly outside of the EU) to attend events (e.g. concerts). I tend to bring merchandise of the performing groups with me when I travel. ...
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Public transport tickets for a few days in Düsseldorf?

I'm going to be spending 3 days in Düsseldorf, for a mixture of work and holiday, so I'm going to need to do a fair bit of travelling around the city to get to both meetings and sightseeing/museums/...
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How do I parse the syntax of the route instruction on a German railway ticket?

With a Deutsche Bahn Flexpreis ticket, one can take any trains on the day of travel, but the route is still limited. The permitted route along which the ticket is valid is written on the ticket, but ...
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Germany rejected my entry to Schengen countries

I was deported from Germany in 2015 and I hired a lawyer, but he didn't inform me as to when this deportation order will end. So I tried to enter Germany in January 2018. They refused to let me enter ...
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Schengen Visa: Can I use a recently owned property as a proof of strong ties to host country?

Update: I got my visa. I am 24 years old and I am from India. Last year, I planned to visit Graspop Metal in Belgium, and my visa got rejected with an explanation that Your intention to leave the ...
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Germany: Family Reunion Visa: Passport valid till Feb 2020 [closed]

My spouse was recently approved with Germany Blue Card (long term employment visa). It is valid from 1st June 2019. He has not traveled to Germany yet. I have appointment at German Consulate, Mumbai, ...
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Germany Visa application, Not refused Not Accepted either [closed]

I'm doing a Master degree in a University in Turkey. I secured the Erasmus+ internship grant for Germany. The grant provides monthly support of 600Euros and for my Visa application provided personal ...
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Am I banned from flying from Hamburg Airport for not paying custom duties?

I live in Netherlands. Last summer I flew from outside of Europe to Hamburg, Germany. Upon my arrival I had two boxes of cigarettes in my suitcase. The custom officer confiscated one of the boxes and ...
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Do I have to stay the entire duration in Germany with a German Job Seeker Visa?

I am residing out of Germany at the time being and working a full-time job. However, I am planning to find a job in Germany and thus I am considering applying for Germany Job Seeker Visa. As I am ...
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What are these white things in Stuttgart

I am for the first time in Stuttgart and I saw these things and I am not sure what they are ? What are their purpose? Can someone help me out to figure out that?
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Bringing cooked meat to Germany?

I know it is prohibited to bring meat or dairy products to Germany, but I wonder if bringing cooked meat would also be a problem? It is part of our curries and other material in the curry are beans ...
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Can I bring nuts and cooked sausage from Brazil to Germany?

Can I bring nuts from Brazil to Germany/Europe and cooked sausage in my hand Bag? It is for personal use.
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Can I study in Germany with a criminal record? [closed]

I am a Chinese national who has lived in the US for 15+ years. I have a drug-related criminal charge against me from the US but I left the country before my court date (my lawyer did not feel like it ...