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Originally I just wanted to comment on the excellent answer by Hilma, but I can't stress the chance of delays enough. The Deutsche Bahn is nowadays notorious for their delays, especially on long-distance trains (the tricks the DB uses to make the delayed trains look better was even a topic on the latest Chaos Communication Congress, English audio track ...


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Sort of. In general the Bahn is good at creating schedules and managing connections efficiently. For example when two "busy" trains intersect they often line them up on both sides of a single platform so you can directly walk out of one train straight into the other. This being said, in my personal experience on-time performance of the trains has severely ...


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One important information that could help a lot in making those decisions is that DB (and CFF, and probably a few others) actually plan in advance which track which train is going to use, contrary to SNCF which seems to just throw dice at the last minute. This information is readily available on the DB or CFF websites, even for trains running in several ...


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DB is running the trains into and out of Frankfurt (I assume they will all be ICEs) and they are selling you a ticket for the entire journey which may even be tied to specific trains (for a lower price). Thus, they are confident that the transfer works or they would not advertise it. Furthermore, you have a valid contract with them so it is their ...


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The church in the picture looks pretty much like St. Michael's Church, Hamburg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Michael%27s_Church,_Hamburg


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I consider both flags to be black-white-red and not blue-white-red, which makes them the colors of the merchant marine of the Norddeutscher Bund, Kaiserreich, or Weimarer Republik. The relatively modern design of the barge or small tugboat excludes the Norddeutscher Bund. With hhm's probable identification of the Michaeliskirche, this would be Hamburg ...


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The Bahn AG typically has a good idea how long it takes to change trains, and if a connection is offered, it is feasible even for someone not fit (walking slowly). So generally, if they offer it, you need not be concerned. Many connections with large volume of passenger known to use them are set up with trains across from each other, so even 30 seconds ...


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Without going into too much detail about the delays, let's answer the question: Is it managable to have a 15 minute exchange in Frankfurt (in general, on the main station without S-Bahn or U-Bahn)? Yes, 15 minutes is enough. For me that's sufficient even down to the S-Bahn with luggage and small children (I don't use elevators). Additional to delay, there ...


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They are locations of the same company, but depending on locations, car selection will vary significantly, and prices might vary too: It is quite expensive to store a lot of cars downtown, as space is expensive, so if you rent downtown, you probably pay a higher price. Similary, renting at an airport often has additional fees included, 20 to 30% extra is ...


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Citizens of Turkey require a visa to visit Germany. You only need the regular short-stay Schengen visa. The official German Embassy in Ankara web site has the instructions of how to apply for the visa (also in Arabic).


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All offices are operated by the same company and you can expect similar service in all branches. Prices do however vary a lot depending on the location of the station. Just a check for tomorrow gives me prices between €110 and €170 for a daily rental of the same car depending on where you pick it up. The office at the main railway station is with €145 one ...


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Having traveled a lot between Paris and Frankfurt during the past year I can assure you, that Frankfurt main station is much more easy to navigate than for example Gare de Lyon. There is only one level for long distance trains as others have already pointed out before. SCNF and DB are communicating delays quite well and you will usually be informed about ...


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Consulates issue visas, not Embassies (some Embassies have also a Consulate department). From your linked page, press Das Konsulat Go down to: Marokko entdecken - Touristenvisum, Studentenvisum, Geschäftsvisum press Einsehen There you will find information about the Visa types and a PDF form as Visa application. Fees (Page in French) Up to 3 ...


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Normally, you should have received the card number via mail. First I would recheck that, If there really is no mail with your card number I would contact the DB via chat. That is free and you can get your response immediately. You can find it here: DB - Chat Otherwise you have to contact them via telephone: DB - Telephone Contact


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German public transport typically only offers single tickets in standard fare or child fare with a child being under the age of 15. Since a university student is most likely port than that and doesn’t look young enough, they won’t be able to chat their way into a child fare. Long-term passes often come in additional flavours such as senior citizens or ...


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If you are walking “European speed” then 6min is all you need from any platform to another in Frankfurt Main Station.


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I would vouch for SBB/CFF Olten. CFF/SBB are known to have buffer times in their schedules when it comes to trains from other companies passing the Swiss border then typically changing the train team or / and changing the train engine. Which in principle allows some delay from the inbound train. Once beyond the border, well inside Swiss territory, the ...


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A residence permit is not a prison sentence that must served to the end. It is permit that allows you to remain in a country for a specific period. In Germany, a residence permit will automatically expire after 6 months outside the country or is to be assumed to have left permanently (left your job, deregistered and have left taking your belongings with ...


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Plans change. You expect to get an offer. Right now your plan is to take a 10-month job, and any ideas of leaving early are "if and when." So you have no other choice than applying for a 10-month visa. Ending that contract with all necessary notice periods and leaving earlier would be a change in plans, and you can make that change. Later.


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It is absolutely critical that when you apply for a visa you provide the correct and truthful information about your intentions and reasons for applying for the particular visa in question. You cannot simply make up some reason and apply for a visa of your choice and try and get through the procedure to get it approved, as this can be considered receipt and ...


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Computer parts should be no problem, especially used ones. There is only a restriction on the value of the items that you are trying to import. If you are not sure, you can always use the red exit. The staff there will be happy to help you. You can find additional information here: Entering Germany - Zoll.de I wish you a pleasant stay.


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It is perfectly feasible to make a 15 min connection in Frankfurt Hbf if your arriving train is on time. (If you arrive on the direct TGV from Lyon, I would expect it to be on time.) The station is large, but very easy to navigate on its surface level, which is the level you will be arriving to and departing from. In case you miss your connection in ...


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Since the D-Visa (Family Reunion Visa) was issued by the Consulate knowing about the case, there should be no problems on re-entry. The fact that the Cousulate knew about it and issued the visa anyway may even assist in the closing of the case alltogether. Since § 95 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 AufenthG is a Vergehen anything where the minimum punishment by less than ...


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