10 Tips on How to Find a Cheap Flight to Germany
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For the tourist, Germany has a great deal to offer. There are many attractions, delightful old towns, art galleries, magical castles, festive Christmas markets, impressive mountains, nature reserves, beautiful national parks and of course the world famous and best beer festival held annually: the Oktoberfest. Germany`s capital city is Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) which is a multicultural city with a strong cultural and art scene. Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) is the hub of Germany`s central business and banking industry and this of course makes it a significant business destination. However, even in Frankfurt with its otherwise hard-headed pragmatism, there is a dedication and a passion to invest in the arts that is beyond most other European cities. Germany`s climate is similar to the UK with wet and cold winters and mild summers.
Visiting Germany from the UK is simple as there are at least twenty flights a day that leave from the London airports. Germany`s peak touristic season is between May to October. Tourist flock to Germany at this time as the weather is generally fine and there are plenty of festivals to enjoy. Although there are numerous flights available to Germany via various travel consultants and companies, here are a few ideas for cheap and trouble free travel. The first piece of advice would be to consider booking as far in advance as possible. This would be especially prudent if the journey has to take place on a specific date for which there is no alternative ˆ this would avoid any disappointment in case the airline is fully booked. If the date of travel is unalterable, booking far in advance is the best way to secure the best price. Alternatively, if you are happy to jump on a flight at the last moment you have two main options. Often there are `standby` tickets available for many Germ an flights which would necessitate being at the airport just in case there are any leftover seats. Charter flights will sell any last minute empty seats at discounted prices to ensure a full plane. Or you can search for any late deals online; you may be able to pick up a bargain with a low cost airline, probably saving a lot of money. It is also advisable to try and be as flexible as possible; flights to Germany during the week are cheaper than on the weekend. Flying at `unsociable` times will also reflect in your savings. There are also amazing savings to be had when airlines offer promotional flights. Lower budget airlines often sell flights for as cheap as 1p to attract new customers - however be aware of the airline tax charge and other `semi -hidden` extras.
It is often the case that booking tickets to Germany through a travel site on the internet, rather than with a travel agent or with the airline itself, will be far cheaper. There are some high quality providers such as Frankfurt flights who not only offer the cheapest fare to Germany, but take the hassle out of booking it into the bargain.
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