Getting Around in Germany

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Germany Travel

Welcome, or Willkommen, to the land of Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall, and lederhosen (knee-breeches). Although relatively small in size, this European nation boasts the second-largest population on the continent, making it a lively and bustling place to visit. Known to natives as Deutschland, Germany has a plethora of tourist attractions, museums, festivals, art galleries, and architectural sites. This Web guide offers resources to help you plan a German holiday.

Germany Travel Basics

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Travel Requirements for Germany

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Getting to Germany

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Germany Hotels

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Getting Around in Germany

German public transportation has a great reputation. The subway systems are reliable, the trains are far-reaching, and rumor has it that the buses come almost every five minutes. Tech-savvy Germans have set up accessible Web sites for online ticket purchases, car rental reservations, and bus schedules. Finding a local Internet café or utilizing the wireless at your hotel is an easy way to take advantage of the World Wide Web to get around Germany more efficiently.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Conveniently, tickets can be purchased online for both major rail systems that service Germany-the Bahn and Rail Europe. Look for links that say "Purchase tickets online."
  • Subway systems are not available in every city but most towns have bus service. All of the Web sites offered in this section have helpful hints for mastering transportation, whether you're going five minutes or five hours away.

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