You have to pay for purchases and services exclusively in euro; other currencies won’t be accepted there. Seasoned travelers recommend exchanging currency in advance, even before the trip, as in this case conditions would be the most favorable. In local cities numerous private banks and exchange offices offer their exchange services to tourists.
The public transport system of Thuringia is well-developed; you can comfortably travel throughout the region by electric trains and buses. It’s worth noting that the railroad runs through an incredibly beautiful area, so the usual trip by train can turn into a fascinating excursion.
Those who are going to call other cities and countries are strongly recommended to use street telephone booths. They accept the special Telefonkarte; some machines can also accept credit cards.
Going to relax in one of local restaurants, it’s worth considering some features of behavior inherent to locals. If someone at the next table eats sausage right with his fingers, it’s recommended to follow his example. Many dishes are eaten without using cutlery; this is a feature of the local culture.