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Travel tips for Germany - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. Despite the high security level in the country, tourists may suffer from pickpockets. Credit cards, money, and documents are best stored in internal pockets.
2. Germans are very punctual and do not tolerate delays. Therefore, being in Germany, you must always be on time.
3. Tourists shouldn’t visit the districts of East Berlin - Hellersdorf, Marzahn, Köpenick, and Lichtenberg - in the evening. In these places, you can face violence, especially racial.
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4. In the south-west of the country, ticks are common. Therefore, fans of hiking through the forest should be vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis before going to Germany.
5. Nazism is an acute topic for German society. Even jokes on this subject are objects of an administrative punishment. One can be imprisoned for using Nazi symbols in Germany.
6. It is customary to leave 7-10 percent of the check as a tip for a waiter. If the check does not exceed 5 euros, then the tip is usually 1 euro.
7. Subway in Germany starts working from 4 am and closes about midnight. Copyright
8. Active gesticulation or open expression of emotions in public places are considered a bad tone in Germany. Such behavior will cause old-fashioned looks of others.
9. When driving on the roads of Germany it is important to comply with all the rules, including the speed regime. Even minor violations entail substantial fines.
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.
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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.
14. Each city of Germany has telephone booths, which tourists can use to call anywhere in the world. For convenience, telephone directories lie nearby. You can pay for the service by coins, telephone or bank cards.
15. Water from the tap is considered to be drinkable in Germany, but it can have a very specific flavor.
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Colorful and unique places in Germany

Linderhof Palace

From the series “Rococo Architecture – Famous Monuments”
Beautiful Linderhof Palace is very famous. It was the only castle of King Ludwig II that was completely completed during his lifetime. The palace is located in an incredibly beautiful natural area in the vicinity of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The palace is located on the territory of the Ammergebirge Nature Reserve at the present. Mesmerizing forest and mountain landscapes surround it. The construction of the castle was completed in 1874. But the finishing work continued for more than a decade after that.

The main value of the Rococo palace is considered to be its rich interiors today. The best European artists worked on their design. You can see many beautiful paintings and tapestries on the walls. A rich collection of ancient sculptures is kept in the palace. Its huge crystal chandeliers … Read all

Cuvillies Theatre

From the series “Rococo Architecture – Famous Monuments”
Fans of theatrical art will have the opportunity to visit the unique Cuvillies Theater in Munich. It is considered one of the most beautiful Rococo theaters in Europe. It is named after the chief court architect of the mid-18th century. The theater building was built according to his project. Its interior design was also designed by this architect. Rich ornaments with various natural and mythological motifs adorn the theater hall even today. The hall has an interesting distribution of seats.

Initially, its main box in the stalls was formed for the most prominent city nobles. The second row was intended for representatives of the lower noble strata. Court employees could occupy the third row. The very first performance took place at the Cuvillies Theater in 1781. It was the Opera of … Read all

Asam Church

From the series “Rococo Architecture – Famous Monuments”
St. John's Church is located in Munich. It is also known to many tourists by the unofficial name Asam. Its construction lasted 13 years. It was fully completed in 1746. The beautiful church is one of the most beautiful Rococo monuments in the city today. Initially, this church was built as a private one. It was built by talented local architects – the Azam brothers. They owned several houses near the church. They built a religious monument so that one of the brothers could admire its altar from the window of his house.

A series of protests followed in the circles of residents after the construction of the church. Citizens demanded to make the new church public. The founders of the church had to make concessions to locals. Their creation became public domain a few years after its … Read all
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Advices for popular cities of Germany

1. Tourists, who prefer to save on everything during their rest, should purchase a handy pass «Berlin - Potsdam Welcome Card». The pass provides discounted rates in public transport, both in the capital, and while traveling to the capital’s close surroundings. In addition to this, holders of this pass have an opportunity to get discounts at museums and theaters. 2. The majority of the city’s institutions are closed on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday are the most suitable days for … Read more
1. Munich is visited by particularly many travelers during the famous Oktoberfest. Every year, the third Saturday of October is the most solemn and joyful day for both citizens and visitors. 2. Fans of nightlife are recommended to choose the clubs that are located on Schwabing Street. This is the place where usually take place the most popular performances of musicians, and visitors can always expect truly interesting entertainments. 3. Car rentals in Munich are rather expensive. The … Read more
1. Subway is considered the most optimal form of public transport for travellers, but you can easily move around the city by buses that ply virtually around the clock. Vacationers will be also interested in making a ride on the local ferries. 2. Travellers who want to enjoy visiting local attractions and wish to explore all parts of the city are recommended to rent a bike. There are special bike lanes along all major roads, so riding a bike here is rather safe. You will also find separate … Read more
1. Tourists are recommended to purchase WelcomeCard, which gives you the right to get reduced fares in public transport. In addition to this, owners of the card receive a discount when they visit museums, restaurants and shops. It can be purchased in any hotel of the city, but note you should present your card only with ID. 2. Traveling around the city by car is quite difficult. There are not so many parking slots on its territory, and the majority of central streets are available … Read more
Frankfurt am Main
1. Frankfurt has a rather mild climate; fans of excursions and walks in the fresh air would find comfortable to relax there at any time of the year. The coldest month of the year is February, and the hottest one is August. It should be noted that both in winter and in summer rains are rare, so incessant rains and snowfalls won’t spoil holiday plans. 2. Summer is traditionally considered the high season; many travelers visit the city on the eve of Christmas holidays. At this time there are … Read more
1. The main tourist office of the city is located in Altstadt district. It serves visitors daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Another tourist office can be found next to the Central Station. In these offices travelers can learn about upcoming cultural events, purchase tickets and city guides. 2. Summer is the most favorable time for rest. During summer months daily temperature is approximately 25 degrees and it rains rarely. However, even in summer travelers should not forget to take some warm … Read more
1. Flowers and souvenirs are a good choice for presents to local people. By the way, it’s absolutely normal to give flowers to men. Wine is another wonderful gift. However, other hard liquors are not very welcome. 2. Residents of Dresden go to bed very early and wake up early too. Therefore, do not make noise after 21.00 in hotel rooms and apartments. 3. The best time for phone calls is from 7 am to 9 pm. It’s also recommended not to disturb local residents with phone calls on … Read more
1. Travelers arriving to Stuttgart Airport can easily get to the city center by train. It runs from early morning to midnight; the interval between trains is 20 minutes. Train tickets are purchased in vending machines; they cost about 3.5 euros. It is important to validate the ticket before boarding the train. 2. The urban transport system also deserves the highest praise; there are buses, trams and underground in Stuttgard. Buses cruise the city even in the night; they have N mark next to the … Read more

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