Situated in the heart of Europe, Germany has plenty of fantastic attractions and unique sights that guarantee you an unforgettable visit whether you are traveling alone, with a friend or with your family. Travellers from all over the world visit Germany to relish its architectural treasures and fascinating places of natural beauty.
From old towns to ancient castles, green valleys to great lakes, natural reserves to high mountain peaks, the variety of landscapes and scenery in Germany is simply captivating. Not to mention the great history portrayed in the cathedrals, palaces and streets, the colorful festivals that bring out the true essence of the German culture, the entertaining musical shows, the many shopping venues and the kid friendly attractions such as the famous Lego Land and the captivating Berlin Zoo.
3 Main Attractions: Brandenburg Gate, Neuschwanstein Castle, Museum Island Berlin
Social Norms: Handshaking is customary, and it is considered rude to address people by their first name unless invited to do so. If you’ve been invited to eat at a German house, it is customary to present the hostess with unwrapped flowers. It is important to familiarize yourself with German greeting phrases, as it is sometimes required offensive to enter and leave shops and other businesses without using them before and after saying what you want. Similarly, when making a telephone call, asking for the person you want to speak to without stating first who you are is impolite. Casual wear is widely acceptable, but more formal dress is required for some restaurants, the opera, theatre, casinos and important social functions. Smoking is prohibited where notified, on public transport, and in most public buildings.
Price of Necessities: Bottle of water - 0.6 $, coffee - 3.1 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons - 50.0 $
Emergency Numbers: Police 110, Ambulance 115, Fire Brigade 112
Vaccinations: Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Influenza shot recommended for all travelers from November through April.
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