What to know about traveling to Germany

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Germany has become one of Europe’s premier destinations to visit in recent times. Germany offers a truly diverse landscape, including mountainous regions juxtaposed against sandy beaches and natural, unspoiled forests and a great escort münchen service. Germany’s gorgeous landscape and the abundance of beautiful destinations add to it’s appeal. Germans are proud of their country’s achievements in economics, culture and tourism. They are welcoming and warm to all visitors.

Germany may be the first country that visitors see in Europe. It is not difficult to spot differences in their culture, even though they are small. Here are some helpful tips for visiting and staying in Germany.

  • Germany adopted Euro to ease trade across its borders. Virtually every financial institution in the world can accommodate currency exchanges. Credit cards aren’t accepted in the United States as often as they are in other countries. It is best to plan ahead.
  • A German hotel room will have a different type of electrical outlet. German outlets that are 220 Volts higher than those in America produce much more power. There are many adapters on the market, but it would be a better idea to bring along a voltage regulator with an adaptor. Regulating the voltage can lead to major malfunctions. This is especially true when you have fragile electronics like laptops.
  • You will need to know how to access the internet in Germany while on vacation, as laptops are becoming increasingly common. Americans have come to expect a flat rate for unlimited internet access. But German ISPs usually charge per minute. Wi-Fi service is available in many hotels. However they are usually charged at a weekly or daily rate. Wi-Fi will work best for internet access since you will need to connect an adaptor. You should also ask about the availability and rates at the hotel’s front desk prior to plugging in. Long distance rates are very competitive in Germany.

*Your phone may work in Germany if it uses GSM technology. If you don’t have GSM technology, your phone may not work in Germany. T-Mobile, Verizon, Cingular, Cingular, et al. have all adopted GSM technology in recent decades to address trans-Atlantic demand. Ask your carrier about availability.

  • If you live in the U.S., or another country, you might already be familiar with the problem of parking. If you plan to rent a car while in Germany, parking may be an issue. There are numerous tolls, narrow streets, one-way streets, and pedestrians to be aware of. Germany’s public transportation system ranks among the top in the world. It is usually less expensive than renting an automobile, so it’s worth considering using trains whenever possible to avoid potential stress.