5 TRAVEL TIPS TO GERMANY
Transportation- Germany features some of the most sophisticated transportation infrastructures in Europe. The German rail system whisks travelers around the country with high performance. Most trains are run by Deutsche Bahn, the website of which has English options with comprehensive information. Train stations in Germany always have an English-speaking agent who can assist you in arranging your journey. If you intend having lot of traveling, think of buying a rail ticket to save money. Airlines like Lufthansa and Air Berlin offer regular domestic and international flights. Train trip, however, is usually cheaper and faster, regarding the time required to pass through airport security and wait for takeoff. Local transportation in the main cities like Berlin and Munich comprises of taxis, U-Bahn subway, trams, and buses. Smaller municipalities and towns have taxis and buses, although service may be checked during the evening and also weekends. Leading car rental groups such as Avis and Hertz have branches in Germany. Driving between cities is quick and it not hard if you take the Autobahn, Germany's great highway. Drive with caution; the Autobahn does have a few speed limits.
Climate- Germany's climate differs by region. Winter in the north is always cold and rainy, though winters in the south are freezing and snowy. Summers in the north are warm. Summer temperatures increase considerably as you move south to Bavaria. The most common tourist months is from May to October. You should make bookings in advance if you plan on visiting during these months.
Food – Food in Germany is very cheap (and hearty). You can eat out from outside merchants for around 3-4 EUR great sausages, and moreover, meals at many of the beer shops around the country cost only 8-15 EUR. Pre-made sandwiches cost around 8 EUR. Entries like McDonald’s will cost around 10 EUR. Beer usually costs 4-6 EUR for a particular minute. If you eat in the beer restaurant, a local German snack plus a beer will cost around 15 EUR. Turkish, Turkey Middle Eastern and Asian food can be found for as small as 6 EUR, while the best meal at a sit-down eatery will cost just over 25 EUR. If you decide on preparing a meal for yourself, a week’s worth of supermarkets will cost around 35-65 EUR.
Activities – Museums cost between 1-20 EUR. Bike trips and river sails can cost 25-40 EUR. Most downtown tours are between 14-25 EUR. Hiring a bike costs about 20 EUR per day, though prices will differ in each city.
Accommodation - Accommodation in Germany is pretty cheap contrasted to other Eurozone countries. Hotels are numerous and range from 15-30 EUR per night for a dorm apartment. For a special room, expect to pay around 60 EUR per night. Free Wi-Fi is approved, and many also involve free breakfast. Budget hotel prices start in the same price range, so expect to pay between 40-75 EUR for a small double room with a personal bathroom, closet, and maybe desk.