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What are the tips for someone visiting Germany?

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Take advantage of group rates as much as possible

You can avail of group discounts when traveling by bus or train in Germany. This is a crucial fact to know before you visit Germany. A one-way ticket on a bus to Berlin or Munich costs EUR2.80, while a three-day ticket for unlimited travel for five persons costs EUR30. You can travel as many buses as possible for as little as three days, for less than the cost of two single-day bus tickets. The same principle applies to train travel. Most states in Germany have a system where the first person who purchases a ticket pays a higher amount (ex. 25 euros, but each person who uses the same ticket pays only a small amount (something around 7-8 euros). It’s pretty cool, especially if your accommodation is in hostels. You also get to meet lots of other travelers.

Cash over card

While cashless systems may be available in other countries, they are not always available in Germany. Cash is essential when visiting Germany. That’s because many shops, bars and restaurants may not have a card machine.
Germany is not a place where credit cards are accepted as widely as you might imagine. It is actually one of the largest cash-intensive advanced economies around the world. Make sure you are familiar with ATMs in the area where you will be staying. You will be able to shop, eat, and see the country as much as you like.

Plan your loo visits routine

Germany, like most European countries, has few public toilets. You can’t use the loo without cash. You must have coins, in particular. To pee in Germany, it costs either.50 or.1 euro. Even at McDonalds!

Don’t be discouraged if you arrive at a UNESCO site and discover that there are no bathrooms. In your GPS, add “Tourist Information”.
This will get you to the nearest public bathroom. You’ll need to stop at cafes and beer halls strategically if you want to visit museums or other places.

Don’t walk in the bike lane

Bicycle lanes are available in almost every German city and town. You could get run over if you walk on them. Even if you aren’t mindlessly walking in the designated bike lane, it is possible to get run over. Even in pedestrian areas, be alert. Germans seem to be serious about their cycling

There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing

You will need a variety of clothes to suit all weather conditions in Germany, even in the middle-seasons. You should bring a rain jacket, a collapsible drinking water bottle and a pair of walking boots as essentials. Follow the old advice that says there’s no such thing as bad weather, but only bad clothing not suited for the occasion. Be prepared to walk in the elements if needed. Germans do!

Give the local cuisine its due

Germany’s cuisine is often outshined by its neighbors like France, Spain, and Italy. But what many don’t realize is that German cuisine is more than just meat. The food is delicious, traditional, and hearty. Even if you are only visiting Germany for a brief time, make sure to try the Spatzle, Pretzels and the famous Bratwurst. Nonetheless, if you really have no taste for German dishes, Germans love ethnic resturants and Italian cuisine, and you’ll find many options along your journey.