Preparing For Your Trip To Germany
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Are you preparing for your Germany travel? Before you go, check out these useful resources that will help you prepare your trip, especially if this is your first time in Germany. From visa requirements, and budget tips, to advice on when to go and what to see, these Germany planning resources will get you started.
If you are a US citizen and don’t want to stay longer than 90 days, then you don’t need a visa, only a valid US passport. In case you are planning on staying longer, or want to study or work in Germany, you have to apply for a visa. These are critical official issues that you will need to address while preparing for your trip to Germany.
When is the best time to visit Germany? That mostly depends on you - do you love warm, sunny days and don't mind long lines in front of sights and attractions? Or can you cope with cold temperatures in order to be rewarded with low airfares and fewer crowds? Check out the overview of Germany in all four seasons, compare flights, and find out what’s the best time of year for you to visit Germany.
There are many ways of getting around and exploring Germany, depending on your itinerary, personal taste, and budget. Find out what options you have, from renting a car and flying down the Autobahn, to enjoying a relaxing train ride. As for language, most Germans speak English, so you probably won't have any difficulties getting around. Still, as you are preparing for your trip to Germany keep in mind that a little German can go a long way and is always appreciated. So why not try to learn some easy German greetings? Here are useful German phrases that will be helpful for any traveler.
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