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This is called a Großer Zapfenstreich, the people on the second picture are Joachim Gauck and Ursula von der Leyen, at the time when Gauck was president and von der Leyen defense minister. It can take place on different occasions but the most common is to honor the president, now at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin. The second and third pictures were taken when ...


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With limitations, you are allowed to take the bicycle on the train, but I would not count on being able to bring the box if the bicycle is still packed, since it exceeds with large margins the allowed luggage size (no side longer than 90cm). If the bicycle is packed in a box, it might even be somewhere between very difficult and impossible to get it down to ...


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"Radroute" is just a generic term pointing to a major way for bicycles. In this place near Reschen (South Tyrol) it most likely points towards a stretch of Via Claudia Augusta that follows the valley of the Etsch river towards Meran: http://www.viaclaudia.org/en/introduction.html Another map with the route can be found here: https://cycling....


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It's hard to give a general answer for any EuroVelo bike path in Germany. Last year I followed EuroVelo 2 (or EuroRoute R1) from The Netherlands to Berlin. It was reasonably well marked, but better in the more touristic areas than in the remote parts. A few times I lost the track and needed my guidebook and GPS track to find my way back. My guess would be ...


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Answering my own question. There was no problem at all to enter Schengen as a tourist while the visa was being processed at the German embassy in Santiago. This was confirmed at the embassy. She just had to come back to Chile to pick-up the visa.


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Deutsch Bahn (in line with European legislation) gives you pretty comprehensive rights when trains are delayed and cancelled. So you'll get some money back, and it may even be more than the bus fare. What you'll get exactly depends a bit on things you did not write here. You didn't say wether you discussed the situation with the rail staff or what you were ...


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A boxed bicycle is bulky luggage not approved for transportation on the S-Bahn. While you might get away with it you should rather not count on it. Staff will have the final say on each individual case. The MVG - operating Munich's S-Bahn - states (source, emphasis mine): Für die Beförderung in unseren Verkehrsmitteln zugelassen [..] Übrige ...


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do i still need a visa in Germany? No, your visa is good for this itinerary. When you land in Germany your immigration will be processed and then the onward flight will be domestic (within Schengen Area).


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Since both Ireland and Germany are in the same customs union, any customs check is unlikly. Also this not a matter of endangered species but of shells commonly found on a sea shore, may be considered a natural process. There are countries or areas which don't like certain natural products being 'stolen' (Sardinia and other vacation islands) sand and ...


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You are thinking in terms of luggage. Think in terms of packages. UPS, FedEx, DHL and the various national post offices each have a mainline business of shipping things, predominantly in cardboard boxes. They have rules for shipping durable things which are not in cardboard boxes, e.g. Automobile tires, steel sections, etc. They also have weight limits ...


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This is a local train, so given space is available on the train on the actual day of travel, you can take your bicycle. The space is limited so it could fill up, which is why there is a notice on the timetable to that respect. Whether you need to pay for your bicycle depends on the local regulations, but these are always the same regardless of what time ...


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As you are no collector of shells it is very likely you will not recognize protected species, especially as shells can come to the beach far from where they live. If there is a wildlife ranger or other specialist available to you in Ireland, ask. If they are a protected species it does not matter you found them already dead, as there is no visible ...


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The form is available from, among others, Berlin (pdf). For more information, see their page Verpflichtungserklärung für einen kurzen Aufenthalt (in German).


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In Germany, there are signs from Tuttlingen to Passau. See this map for details.


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They are allowed. They even sell them in the shop there: They are! And they sell them in one of their shops if you don’t have your own. They even have a pump in the same shop to blow them up if you want. I’m sure you could use it to blow your own inflatables up too but I don’t know. Prices are very reasonable! I got a giant pineapple (can fit 2 on) for ...


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You are allowed to stay 3 months after losing your job, afterwards when your Blue Card may be withdrawn: What happens if I lose my current job while an EU Blue Card holder? If this happens, then you are allowed to stay unemployed for 3 months in order to find a new job otherwise your EU Blue Card may be withdrawn and you may be asked to leave the ...


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Their postal address is on their website: Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA. As far as who to make money order out to, I found no info of that on their site. That being said, if you do use a money order and make it payable to "bearer" you are assuming the risk of it being stolen and ...


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The visa officials want to make a guess on what you are likely to do in your visit and use a series of questions for that. For tourist not having detailed plans is the norm. Adding too many details may make them a bit suspicious although some tourist work out to the minutes where they will be. List the cities and hotels if already known but no need to go ...


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