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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 www.orangesmile.com
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

The Badeschiff Pool

From the series “The Most Amazing Swimming Pools in the World”
The Badeschiff pool, which is located in Berlin, is also known beyond the bounds of the city. Literally the name of this pool can be translated as a "bathing ship", it is a rework old barge. The opening of the pool took place in 2004, its length is 32 meters, and width is 8 meters correspondingly. The depth of the pool is a bit over 2 meters. An amazing ship-pool is located right in the waters of the river Spree, in the warm season during bathing, vacationers can enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

This kind of floating pool has become a real salvation for tourists and residents of the city, since the river itself has long been not right for swimming - the water is heavily polluted in it. In the warm season, the area around the unusual pool turns into a real entertainment complex, … Read all

Cochem Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
The town of Cochem is located in Germany, at the banks of the Moselle river. Fans of vacations in quiet and secluded places will find it pleasant. The area of ​​this town is about 21 square km; it’s permanent population is about 4 900 people. The main attraction of the town is the old German imperial castle at the foot of the hill. On the slopes of the hill you could see famous Moselle vineyards. They are growing grapes for local wineries, where unique varieties of wine are brewed following old recipes.

The Cochem Castle is a landmark of national importance. The fortress was built over 1 000 years ago. Walk through the castle will be an unforgettable experience. There is an old dining room, a Gothic Hall and a number of other large rooms adorned with precious antiques. There is an … Read all

Hershtrasse in Bonn

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
A special place among iconic Bonn's attractions is occupied by Heerstrasse Street. It's also known to many tourists under its unofficial name - The Cherry Tunnel. Cherry trees grow along both sides of the street. During the flowering period, this place is converted into a fabulously beautiful tunnel. Heerstrasse Street is situated in the very center. That's busiest street in the city.

Lovely cherry trees were planted along it in 1984 as a part of a large-scale ecological program of planting. Since then, in mid-spring the street turns into a small corner of Japan. Thousands of people come here every day to enjoy the blooming cherry trees. Many prefer to admire the trees in the evening, as they look even more unusual in the light of street lamps. Typically, trees bloom up to 10 days. It is … Read all
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Advices for popular cities of Germany

Berlin
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
Munich
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
Hamburg
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
Cologne
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
Dusseldorf
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
Dresden
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
Stuttgart
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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