Travel to Germany

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Travel to Germany

Germany is a land that is culturally and geographically diverse. The spectacular Rhine Valley and the Black Forest plus vibrant cities and quaint historic attractions are all part of its charm. The country is an excellent choice at any time of year and the climate is moderate with warm summers and cool to cold winters. Travel prices don't fluctuate greatly but good deals can be found on flights and accommodation at most times. Germans are friendly in general, although their good manners and direct nature can sometimes be mistaken for aloofness. The local currency is the Euro and 1 US dollar is worth approximately EU 0.90.

Getting Around Germany

Traveling around Germany is fast and efficient thanks to the excellent public transport options available. Deutsche Bahn is the state-owned train companies that operates throughout the country. It has several high speed routes meaning you can around the country quickly. Getting the train means you can leave Berlin and arrive in Munich in just a matter of hours. One of Europe's biggest bus companies is the Germany owned Flixbus and offer hundreds of routes across Germany for a low fee. Finally, Germany has great airlines such as Lufthansa and Eurowings allowing you to fly not only within Germany with but also to all over Europe and the world.

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Trains: Trains are particularly good if you're traveling with a family or with a lot of luggage as there isn't an extra cost for normal luggage. Amenities are good and seats are comfortable so they're especially good if you have children.
Buses: Buses are good for backpackers or those on a tight budget. The journey times may be longer but as prices don't increase much it means that they're a good option for last minute journeys. Allowing for your Spanish vacation to be more flexible.
Flights: Flying around Germany is good for those who are traveling light or need to get from on end of the country to another quickly. Flying is also a great option if you're planning on going to another country in Europe or beyond.

Travel in Germany

Many tourists travel to Germany for the annual beer festival (Oktoberfest) in Bavaria each autumn or for the yearly festival along the famous German wine route in Bad Durkheim or Bockenheim. The North Sea and Baltic coasts are delightful in summer while ski resorts like Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Oberstdorf attract sports lovers in winter. From northern cities like Hamburg with its famous red light district and Bremen with its picturesque Hanseatic buildings to western destinations like Frankfurt, the financial capital of Europe, German cities are vibrant and exciting. Travel to Cologne to see the cathedral or explore the sights and attractions of Berlin and Dresden in the east. Other notable destinations include Dusseldorf, Bremen, Hannover and Nuremberg.

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