The majority of banks and government agencies work from early morning until 13:00 - 14:00. On Thursdays and Fridays working days are a little longer - until 17:00 - 18:00. Saturday and Sunday are days off.
It is very convenient to travel in this city by subway. Tickets should be purchased in advance at kiosks, which are located next to each transport stop. If you want to use a trolley or a bus, you can purchase tickets from the driver. Tickets usually vary in price and children get a discount. There are also "family tickets” or Partnerkarte. By buying them you can also save money.
You should leave a tip in restaurants and bars. As a rule the amount of tip is 5 - 10% of the total bill. In some cases you can leave the standard fee of 1 euro.
While walking in the shops of the city, you can see that many price tags have inscriptions on them starting with "ab". In this case the price indicated is the specified lowest price limit for the goods, so before buying such product consult with the seller about the final price in advance.
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