Checklist trip to Germany

Munich

Düsseldorf

Berlin

Hamburg

Dresden

Cologne

Frankfurt

Tips

Advice for travelers Checklist

  • Check if you need a visa to visit Germany, contact your local German embassy to find out.
  • Make sure you have a travel insurance.
  • If you visit Germany by car, make sure it is up to par with the strict highway code.
  • Make sure you can identify yourself at all times.
  • Bring a dictionary.
  • Try local cuisine.
  • You can safely drink water from the tap.
  • Ask your hotel or host for sightseeing advice and local specialties.
  • There are not many money exchange points throughout the city but all banks and ATMs accept foreign bank cards.
  • Don't carry too much cash on you, paying via bank card is pretty much always possible.
  • Never leave your belongings unattended and invest in a hotel safe.
  • Don't tell strangers where exactly you live.
  • Not every German citizen feels comfortable speaking English, make sure you bring a map for directions.
  • The youth is generally more willing to communicate in English.
  • Taxes are included in all prices, tips however are not.
  • Always make sure you call for an official taxi not a private minicab, to make sure the prices are appropriate.
  • Bring a wide variety of clothing, the weather changes a lot.