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Travel Tips for Germany
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Stunning Architecture, Great Food and Beer

Found in Central Europe, Germany is a country comprised of 16 states.

It has the largest national economy in Europe and the third-largest car production in the world (famous companies from Germany include BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz).

More than that, Germany is renowned for its stunning architecture, historic cathedrals and castles, forests and mountains, and great beer and food. There is plenty to see and explore here.

Food

There are a variety of bars and restaurants located in Germany. You can find things like wraps and doner kebabs for 4-6 euros each.

A cappuccino will cost around 3 euros while pastries can start at 2 euros. The restaurants in Europe have many great dishes, such as their national dish Sauerbraten (pot roast dish, usually made with beef).

Less expensive restaurants offer meals for 8-15 euros, while more mid-range restaurants tend to charge 30-60 euros.

Transportation

GETTING TO GERMANY

The Frankfurt and Munich airport are the two most popular airports to fly to.

Flights: You can check for the best flights to Germany on Skyscanner.

GETTING AROUND GERMANY

Train: Trains are a good way to travel for a long distance. Tickets cost 30 to 50 euros for a one-way trip. If you plan to use the train a lot, consider getting a multi-day pass to save some money

Bus: The public transportation system in Germany is highly efficient and can get you most places you need to go. Tickets for one-way bus fare start at 2.8 euros.

Taxis/Uber: Uber is available in Germany in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf.

Taxi prices vary from city to city, but average €3.50 to start and then €2 per km.

Car Rental: Renting a car:  To rent a car in Germany, a U.S. driver’s license is needed, with some places also requiring an International Driver’s License purchased before your trip. You need to be over 21 to rent. 60 euros per day is the starting price.

When to Go

May and October are two of the best months to visit Germany.

In May, the cherry blossoms are out, temperatures warm up to 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is not yet too crowded with tourists, which means you can get better deals.

October is another popular month to visit, as the annual Oktoberfest beer festival is held in Munich, as well as the Festival of Lights in Berlin.

Things to Do

ADVENTURE

  • Hike the Mountains of Bavaria and visit the Alpspix lookout and Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitz.

CULTURE

  • Neuschwanstein Castle: The most photographed building in Germany, and the castle that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, it is considered the ultimate fairy tale.

WHAT NOT TO MISS

  • Don’t miss visiting Berlin. Germany’s most artistic and exciting city.

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