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

Johanniskirche Magdeburg 1. Banks and state institutions get open not later than 8.30 and work till 17.30 – 18.00. The stores get open not later than 9.30, the upscale malls and department stores can be open till the late night. The usual day off is Sunday, meanwhile on Saturday major establishments have a shortened working day.
2. It should be noted that the local people go to bed rather early that is why the calls after 21.00 are inexcusable. However in the morning the calls are acceptable from 5.00 am.
3. Most local people have a rather good command of English language but give preference to native language in communication. Before visiting Magdeburg one should better learn some phrases in German. It will help not only connect with local folks but will turn to a perfect way of respect of national heritage.
4. Banks offer a more profitable way of currency exchange than private exchange offices do. Besides, the private exchange offices may charge high fees for a transaction. One should better avoid the exchange offices located on the hotel territory as the exchange rates there are the most unprofitable.
5. The city can be well cruised by bus. Tourists are recommended to avoid the trips early in the morning and during the late evening, as the roads are jammed in this period. The bus is a perfect way to cruise not only the city but to reach the nearest suburbs. Copyright
6. The standard set of documents is required for car rent: passport, international driving license and a credit card with the limit enough to cover the rental cost. The rent rate and cost depend on the certain car brand.
7. The utility supplied voltage is 220V. All the hotels and inns are equipped with European standard sockets.
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8. Street call boxes offer the most profitable rates for international calls. The call boxes accept Telefonkarte cards. These can be purchased in any post office, most news stalls or tobacco shops. The rates for calls vary within the day. Thus the most “expensive time” for calling is the period from 8.00 till 12.00.
9. Tipping is welcome in all the local restaurants and cafes. The 10% cash reward is considered to be enough. In the upscale restaurants the service fee is included into the total order sum.
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Germany: travelling advices

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.
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. … Open
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Travelling to Magdeburg - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Magdeburg. 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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