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Preparing your trip to Bielefeld: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Bielefeld 1. The city has a well-developed public transport system. In order to make a bus ride, tourists need to purchase a ticket. Tickets can be valid for several hours, one day, a week, or a month – the price increases accordingly.
2. Tourists, who plan to travel a lot and visit different excursions, should consider buying «WelcomeCard». It entitles its owner to free public transport access and a 50% discount for tickets to museums, theatres, and other cultural venues.
3. In Bielefeld, there are quite many offices that offer car rental. In order to be eligible for that, tourists need to have international driver’s permit and pay a deposit that depends on a car brand and class. Travelers under 21, as well as drivers with an experience of less than a year, might be not allowed to rent a car.
4. As a rule, tourists prefer to rent bikes to explore the city because this way it is easy to reach virtually any part of Bielefeld. There are special cycling routes along all major streets, and, thanks to that fact, it is very convenient and secure to ride a bicycle in this city.
5. Vast majority of hotels in Bielefeld correspond their rank. Even a modest two-star hotel will have a free buffet type breakfast included. Nevertheless, while making a booking, it is important to take a look at the services included in each room. Copyright
6. Banks are the best place to exchange currency. On weekdays, banks work from 8:00 – 8:30 till 20:00. Exchange offices can work seven days a week, but, as a rule, they offer a less beneficial exchange rate.
7. All large restaurants, shopping centers, hotels, and petrol filling stations accept credit cards. In case of a need, it is possible to withdraw cash at Geldautomat – these ATM machines usually charge a small withdrawal fee.
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8. Most shops and shopping centers open not earlier than 9:00 and work until 18:00 – 20:00. Thursday often has longer operating hours. The majority of shops are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
9. Fans of shopping are recommended to visit Bielefeld in July and January as this is the time for big sales. During the sale period, it is possible to buy quality clothes and shoes at attractive prices.
10. Tourists are recommended to leave tips in restaurants and cafes. A tip of 10% of the total is enough. Generous clients can be thanked with a cup of coffee or a dessert.
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Germany: travelling advices

10. The Germans go to bed very early, so do not make noise after 9 pm. Otherwise, neighbors will call the police without unnecessary warnings and requests.
11. Most of the museums in Germany are closed on Mondays. However, on Tuesday and Wednesday, they wait for visitors until late in the evening.
12. Germans are very friendly and well-disposed towards travelers. They will readily tell the way or help with advice. However, it is important to follow the rules of communication. You need to address Herr to a man or Frau to a woman. Moreover, in Germany it is customary to refer to each other by surnames.
13. The Germans have a very specific sense of humor, so it's better not to joke with them. They can take jokes literally, which will lead to an awkward situation. … Open
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Travelling to Bielefeld - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Bielefeld. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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