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Germany Guide

Owing to the many monarchies and princedom that make Germany’s history, it isn’t just the capital of the country that is big and happening, but it has quite a few cities of this nature. Small villages and old towns are not uncommon either. Each of the German cities thus have a uniqueness about their architecture as well as the lifestyles of their people.

It is an especially exiting country for food lovers, as different areas have different types of food to offer, which when accompanied by famous wine and German beer make for a great experience.

The standard of living in Germany is generally quite high, with its ever expanding automobile industry and with Frankfurt being central to major banking and financial services and transactions.

Getting Around

Almost all cities have airports and most carriers offer domestic flights. Also, there is a shuttle service between the city centre and most airports.

There is a modern and speedy train network which reaches almost all cities and a frequent service is operated.

Roads in Germany are of superb quality and it has a renowned freeway called the Autobahnen which doesn’t have speed limits for the most part.

There is no official nationwide bus service but the most common operator is BahnBus. Regardless, buses are cheap and proficient.

There are quite a few lakes and rivers, the most famous waterway being the Rhine.

Finances

The Euro is the official currency of Germany since 2002. The Deutschmark is no longer accepted. Prices of goods and services tend to vary depending on the region in question, but are generally thought to be quite high. Credit cards are not accepted in all shops and Germans prefer cash transactions. However, major payments such as rent may be accepted on card.

Where to go

Germany is made up of 16 regions, and is also known for its beautiful landscape of mountains and lakes.

North: In the North, Germany has access to the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The Fairytale Road is located here, which is line with white sandy beaches and sea ports. The Roland Statue and Town Hall can be found in the city of Bremen. Hamburg is a familiar name, with the largest ports and amazing nightlife owing to its bars and cafes. Its museums are also second to none. The capital city Berlin is a great tourist destination offering culture, architecture and a fabulous nightlife at the same time.

South: The Alps and the Black Forest are key destinations in the South. Some of the best castle ruins are in the city of Heidelberg, and Freiberg is known for the Black Forest as well as its interesting gothic architecture.

Munich is another glorious city where the Oktoberfest is held annually. The Deutsches Museum is also located here, being the largest science museum in Europe.

 

Mid-Germany: Frankfurt is located here, a dynamic city which is thought to be quite Americanised in its lifestyle. The impressive cities of Dresden and Shwerin are located in the East and Bonn and Cologne are extremely popular in the West with a tinge of French influence.

Valleys

Germany also has some beautiful valleys which are also known as the Romantic Wine Valleys. Popular destinations include the Rhine Valley over the Rhine river where wine festivals are held in the autumn time. The Ahr and Weser Valleys also have a charming atmosphere.

Weather Guide

Germany has an unpredictable climate but some months are more stable than others, and hence are popular for attracting tourists. The sun is normally always out between May and September which is a very busy season for tourism. This is when most festivals are held and outdoor activities can also be carried out with ease, such as hiking and cycling. It is not uncommon for it to rain every now and then, however. June and July are popular months with school groups, which boost the nightlife of the cities and create a hustle and bustle in the hostels where these groups normally reside.

The temperature is normally warm in April and May, but the months between November and March can be extremely cold. This is however an opportunity to enjoy a skiing holiday in the Alps. However, rain is always a possibility, and daylight is limited to a maximum of 8 hours.

Eating and Drinking

Most traditional German food has meat as an essential ingredient which may make is slightly harder to find vegetarian options in the traditional variety. However, most cuisines can be found here, with sausages and hamburgers being very popular snacks.

Beer is considered food in Germany, and because of its 5000 breweries, it is relatively cheap. Other popular drinks include wine and others based on fruit content. Germans are also known as the heaviest drinkers in all of Europe, so you might have some catching up to do when you get yourself to a pub there and socialize with the locals!

 

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