Tourist accommodation in Germany
Tourist accommodation in Germany is very different - from affordable campsites and hostels to luxury five-star hotels of world famous chains. You can rent a hotel room, apartments, and an…

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Michel's bell tower
The height of the bell tower "Michel", as the townspeople affectionately call the church, is 132 meters. On each of the four sides, the tower is decorated with watch dials,…

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Spa Resorts
The lack of a warm sea in Germany is compensated by many thermal springs, where you can swim in winter and summer. Also in the country there are springs with…

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Tourists note

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.In large cities, there are communication salons that provide calls abroad. In Germany, there are also many Internet cafes – small, compact, in which several computers are installed with access to the World Wide Web. They are available, including in small towns and even villages. Cafes and restaurants (again large cities) have free Wi-Fi access points.

Security. In Germany, the crime rate is low, but caution will not hurt anyone, especially at train stations and airports. Valuable things in sight is better not to keep, it is advisable to hide the wallet in your inner pocket. Every German city has a red light district and youth quarters – in the dark, it is better not to go there alone. In Berlin at night it is undesirable to visit Kurfürstenstraße Die K, Weinbergspark, Bahnhof Zoo and Osioer Straße metro stations. Particularly tourists should take care of the safety of documents, the main of which in the territory of any foreign state is a passport. It is strongly not recommended to transfer it to someone for storage, or leave it as a deposit. Be sure to bring along photocopies of the first page of your passport and page with a visa. Original documents should be kept separate from their copies. If you have an insurance policy, be sure to take it with you. And good advice: stay away from rallies and demonstrations. For the most part, they are peaceful, but clashes with opponents and the police are not ruled out. You don’t want to fall under someone’s hot hand, do you?

Hotels and Accommodation
Bronze statue of the “Bremen Town Musicians” in Bremen
Bronze statue of the “Bremen Town Musicians” in Bremen
The star classification system has not yet taken root in all German hotels. The local division of hotels into four conditional categories is preserved: Hotel (hotel), Hotel Garni (Hotel Garni), Pension (guest house) and Gasthof (inn). Practice shows that most foreigners prefer to stay in three-star hotels. Hotels with one star are designed for the undemanding audience, the rooms here are small, the shower and toilet are in one “copy” for each floor.

The hotel “two stars” rooms are more spacious and have a TV. The cost of living will be approximately 70 euros. In three-star hotels, the rooms have better furniture, there is a minibar, porters and other services are offered. All this pleasure will cost the guest about 120 euros. Four-star hotels are not much more expensive – only 140 euros per day for a double room. Of the amenities, you can note the presence of household and communication equipment and the ability to contact the hotel by phone. Well, a five-star hotel meets all the criteria of luxury: expensive furniture in the rooms, LED TVs, a bar, a safe and, of course, a swimming pool.

How to get there
Transport links between the Russian Federation and the Federal Republic of Germany are carried out on a regular basis. At your choice: plane, train, bus. Or you can get there by car.

Aeroflot and Lufthansa airlines operate flights from Moscow to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hanover, and Frankfurt. In flight, you will spend from 2 to 2.5-3 hours (depending on the flight range). Orenburg Airlines sends planes from Chelyabinsk, Samara and Omsk to Munich.

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