Public transport. It is considered one of the most harmoniously functioning on the whole continent. In addition to buses and trams, you can use the city electric trains (S-bahn) and the underground (U-bahn), which operate from 4 in the morning. Unified tariff systems are applied for all types of public transport. You can save various travel and tourist tickets. If you plan to use mainly intra-city transport, then it is more profitable to buy a travel card for the whole month. One-time tickets are valid for two hours, then they become useless pieces of paper. As for the condition of the roads, it is beyond praise in the territory of the former West Germany. Things are not so good on the old ex-GDR tracks, so drivers should be careful.
Communication and the Internet. Mobile communication covers almost the entire territory of the country, with the exception of remote areas between small village communes. Surprisingly, it is a fact: in Germany there are practically no pay phones, and this is because most citizens prefer to use cell phones. Machine guns were preserved mainly at railway stations. In order not to be left without communication, tourists upon arrival buy a SIM card of a local operator, it can be Vodafone, T-Mobile or E-Plus. Continue reading
Tourists like to spend their leisure time in local amusement parks. In the south-west of the country, in the town of Rust, federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, there is the most famous international park in the world – Europa Park. Having visited it, you are simultaneously visiting several countries: England, Holland, Austria, Spain, France, Russia and even the fabulous Viking Country.
The Legoland amusement park, which opened in May 2002 in the town of Gunzburg (Bavaria), is also very popular. Numerous attractions, more than forty, are waiting for children and adults surrounded by a picturesque forest of 140 hectares, as well as numerous shows, interactive contests and theatrical performances. By its fame, this park is not inferior to the Hansa Park, which is located at the other end of Germany – not far from Lübeck, in the southeast of Schleswig-Holstein. Continue reading
Today, the Federal Republic of Germany (this is the official name of the state) is one of the most developed economies in the world, and its internal political structure is an example of parliamentary democracy and the effective distribution of powers between the center and the subjects of the federation. The latter include the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, the Free Hanseatic city of Bremen, the Free Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Free State of Saxony, Saxony, Saxony, Salt Schleswig-Holstein, Free State of Thuringia. The capital of Germany, the city of Berlin, also has federal status.
Before unification into one state, the German regions in the distant past were independent units: each with its own culture, history, traditions and customs. Continue reading
Especially popular among Russians Baden-Baden. Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and other writers rested here. Nikolai Vasilievich wrote to his mother: “I live on the famous waters of Baden-Baden, where I only drove for three days and where I have not been able to escape from for three weeks. Met quite familiar. There are no patients seriously. Everyone comes just to have fun. There are a lot of places for walking around, but I was so lazy that I couldn’t take myself to inspect everything. ”
In addition, in the summer, many Germans, and foreigners too, visit the island of Sylt – a prestigious holiday destination and the most expensive real estate market in Germany. It became a center of attraction for media stars and the German business elite in the early 1960s, helped by the relative proximity of Hamburg, the capital of German journalism. Continue reading
Germany ranks third in the list of the most visited countries in Europe. According to the Federal Tourism Agency of the Russian Federation, in 2013, more than 1.57 million Russians visited the Federal Republic of Germany, of which over 800 thousand were visited as tourists.
According to the German National Committee on Tourism, the main reasons for relaxing in the country are: an abundance of cultural attractions, cleanliness, safety, modernity, quality hotels, good food, shopping opportunities, an exciting nightlife, and a good price-quality ratio.
The most visited tourist regions in Germany are the East Frisian and North Frisian Islands, the coasts of Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Rhine Valley, the Bavarian Forest, the Black Forest and the Bavarian Alps. Continue reading