The utility supplied voltage is 220V. All the hotels and inns are equipped with European standard sockets. During preparation for the journey one should check all the appliances taken in the tour for compatibility as well as buy necessary adapters and connectors.
Prudent tourists will love local supermarket stores Karstadt, Kaufhol and Hertie. There the tourists will find fresh foods as well as fresh salads and hot pastry at most attractive pricing. Buying the foods in the supermarkets is much cheaper and more profitable than in budgetary eating places.
Shopping addicts are advised to visit the city at the end of the tourist season as this period features scale sales in boutiques and shopping centers. The signs “reduzeirt” or “preiswert” mean the price for goods is reduced.
The city has adopted the system of cashless transfers. Credit cards are accepted in any upscale restaurant, shopping center, supermarket store and filling station. One should have enough cash during tours to local outdoor markets and private stores located far from the city center.
Shops and public offices get .open at 9 am and work till 6 -7 pm. Thursday is considered to be a prolonged working day. Top banks, post offices and shopping centers may work till 8pm. Saturday is considered to be a shortened working day. All the shops and other institutions and establishments are close till 100.
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