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Things To Know for Germany

  1. By John
  2. On Oct 25, 2018
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

Germans are often thought of as serious people. While they may be serious and focused, they are also some of the nicest, most helpful people I’ve come across. They are always up for a beer. The more I visit Germany, the more I fall in love with it.

Things To Know for Germany

Hang out at Oktoberfest

The world’s largest two-week beer festival filled with huge steins and giant pretzels. I went there for 5 days and had the time of my life. Buy some lederhosen, raise a glass, and sing some German beer songs.

The romantic road

A string of historic cities in Bavaria, the Romantic Road is a great route that helps you explore majestic Bavarian towns surrounded by snow capped mountains. It can get quite touristy but it’s a beautiful and relaxing area to go with a significant other or family.

Typical Costs

Accommodation in Germany is quite cheap compared to other Euro-zone countries. Hostels are plentiful and range from 10-30 EUR per night for a dorm room. For a private room, expect to pay around 50 EUR per night. Free WiFi is standard and many also include free breakfast.

Budget hotel prices begin in the same price range, so expect to pay between 45-65 EUR for a small double room with a private bathroom, closet, and maybe desk. Airbnb is another great option for as well (one I use often) with shared accommodation going for as little as 22 EUR per night and an entire apartment or home starting at 45 EUR. While wild camping is illegal, there are a ton of campsites around the country. Expect to pay 5-20 EUR per night for a basic plot.

My suggested places are:
St. Christopher’s (Berlin)
Wombats (Munich)