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I live in Munich and the deposit you pay is intended to cover a breaking or taking of the cup. Especially at a Christmas market it is expected that people will keep the cups or bottles as souvenirs -- that's why the deposit is so high. The more valuable the cup, the higher the price of the deposit. So don't worry about it being "stealing." I have never seen ...


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It sounds tight-ish but doable. Munich airport is usually spoken of as extremely efficient for connections -- the minimum connection time for Lufthansa international-domestic is just 30 minutes. They consider this swift connection a definite selling point, and they go to quite some effort to keep it, including such things as proactively fast-tracking late ...


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Even if you pay a deposit for the glass, cup or other tableware, you are supposed to return it and get the deposit back. It does not entitle you to steal the cup, even if you forfeit the deposit by doing so. Deposit for tableware is quite common in Germany, not only at the christmas markets. There are however usually several places to buy such cups as well, ...


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One 20 kg bag and one handbag are no problem. Deutsche Bahn allows one larger item of luggage (box, etc.) per person in addition to briefcases, suitcases, etc. The limit is that one person must be able to carry it into the train and through the aisles. It may not be possible to stow this near the seat. There is an exclusion of liability for theft if the ...


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Tap water is Germany's most tested food. It is 100% safe to drink. Water is tested frequently and the results can be read online or in your local newspaper. Having said that, in places where the tap water is from springs it can be very hard indeed. This deposits limescale (calcium carbonate or "Kalk") in household devices if you don't soften it. The ...


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I will try to answer the actual question, instead of writing so much about the irrelevant connection to Ingolstadt Village. As already pointed out in the comments, Ingolstadt Village is an outlet retail park and is therefore only served by a connecting shuttle service when the shops are open (not on Sundays and public holidays). That has however nothing to ...


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Theoretically, this is covered by Pfandrecht, in which the merchant takes the role of the creditor (Pfandgläubiger / Sicherungsnehmer) and you take the role of the debitor (Sicherungsgeber). The deposit (Pfand / Sicherheit) is your property but remains in the merchant's possession as long as you possess[1] the loan (= the cup) under the premise that you will ...


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Buying a cup of mulled wine, paying a deposit and then not returning can be considered theft in legal terms. (German source): https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/wirtschaft/Ist-es-Diebstahl-Gluehweintassen-zu-behalten-id36241727.html At the same time in the article it states and as also stated in the other answers stand owners expect not all of the cups ...


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Yes, there's an "MVV App" which allows that. I am not sure what payment option is best for you; but you can just download it and check if it has something that works for you. You do not need to print or scan it, you just buy it at least a few minutes before the train goes and make sure you don't lose the Smartphone (or run out of battery...). There are no ...


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Depends on why you would want to go there. The sites are both historical sites and memorials. I would say that for getting information, a good book is better than a guided tour through the ruins of a camp. The actual site has more emotional impact, but going to two sites doesn't have twice the emotional impact. There might be specific exhibitions or guided ...


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The website of Deutsche Bahn requires you to select a time of departure (of arrival) and then shows you the ticket prices for the connections around this departure time. If you have a look at your screenshot, you will see that your connections start quite early, which normally leads to lower prices. However, the Deutsche Bahn website also has a page on ...


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Edit: As has been pointed out in the comment Ingolstadt Village is not the main stop for Ingolstadt but instead a shopping center - being an English speaker I had assumed incorrectly but should have checked. As far as I am aware nothing written below is incorrect, but some parts are not relevant. You haven't listed the bus number in your question but as far ...


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Eurolines sells tickets from Munich to Augsburg for 5 Eur (apparently only one bus leaving at 17:30). These are far distance coaches, so check with the company for possible delays before you book. From Augsburg to Thierhaupten with the Augsburger Verkehrsverbund costs 9 Eur. For connections, see also lines 410 and 410/413 on the web page of Thierhaupten. ...


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There are at least ATMs at the airport where you can get cash payouts in US$ and I am relatively sure that ReiseBank has an ATM at the main railway station, also able to give you US$ notes. I would however not assume that this is the cheapest solution. German ATM operators notoriously hide all kind of strange fees and I would expect that if you try to make ...


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You can get from Munich to Thierhaupten by a combination of train and bus. Visit bahn.de for detailed information. Selecting "München Hbf" as the starting point and "Marktplatz, Thierhaupten" as the destination gives prices between €20 and €30, depending on the trains involved. If you want to hitch a ride in a car there is a ride sharing site called ...


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My experience, also in the North, not just in Munich, is that one can always ask to buy the glass/cup/mug. I have never been refused and am generally given a clean one, often wrapped to prevent breakage. I have even asked on behalf of a non-German speaking friend who wanted one of each type and the stall holders happy to help. I imagine that the cost of the ...


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I could confirm with the bus company that the bus to airport runs on May 1. From Stadtbus Ingolstadt GmbH, I got an official answer: Unser Fahrplan ist das ganze Jahr über gleich. Egal ob Feiertag, Samstag oder Sonntag. which means that "Our timetable is the same all year round. No matter if holiday, Saturday or Sunday.".


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