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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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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Germany

Colorful and unique places in Germany

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
The largest and the most modern railway station in Europe is the Berlin Hauptbahnhof. This station is two-tiered and has 14 railway lines. The building of the central Berlin station was built under the project of the famous architect – Meinhard von Gerkan in 2006. The first station has appeared at this place even at the beginning of the 20th century. Unfortunately, then came to the war and the building was absolutely destroyed. Today the station attracts its head-to-toe view. Its exterior walls are faced with glass panels. The building looks wonderful when the sun sets. Sunbeams reflect in its glassed panels.

From this railway station trains go to many European cities, such as Prague, Warsaw, Paris, München, Zurich and Amsterdam. Every year more than 1 600 commuter trains and trains … Read all

Landungsbrucken Embankment

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Landungsbrucken Embankment is the real symbol of modern Hamburg. It was built at the place of the historic port district HafenCity. Some time ago this port was the biggest in the world. Its area was about 157 hectares. Nowadays Elba's coast is a marvellous place for the relaxation. There you can find a great number of entertainment venues, sightseeing, and monuments of the modern architecture. The atmosphere at the embankment is lively. Along with it a lot of historical buildings were saved. That's why tourists like to walk there.

At the embankment you can adore not only with the ancient houses but also with the colourful ships. The most unusual is the shop-lighthouses "LV 1". Several years ago, it was rebuilt in a hotel. Cap San Diego ship is the biggest among all ships that are fasted … Read all

Neue Leuchtturm Lighthouse

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
People who travel to Bavarian town Lindau have to walk near the harbour and to adore with the lighthouse "Neue Leuchtturm". The lighthouse stays alone on the Boden See. That's why it became the symbol of Lindau town. From German "Neue Leuchtturm" translates as the "New lighthouse". The tower has one peculiarity. It is decorated with the clock. This decoration is quite rarely used outside the lighthouses. The 33 meters long lighthouse hasn't been working for a long period of time. Notwithstanding that, it is still the landmark on which people pay a lot of attention.

Nowadays it is possible to visit the tower whenever you want, except nights of course. On the ground floor has placed an outstanding souvenir shop. The top of the tower was equipped with a wonderful sightseeing platform with a … 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

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