How to get there
By train from Moscow twice a week to Berlin. Travel time 25 hours. There are trailers from Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg.
There are direct flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Omsk and other major cities. There are also regular charter flights. They mostly fly to Berlin, although there are flights to Hannover, Düsseldorf, Munich and other airports.
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By bus or taxi
By bus from Grozny to Cologne and Frankfurt. You can also go by bus from Kaliningrad. There are even bus routes from Moscow – the journey will take three days. It can be reached by car through Belarus and Poland. From Moscow to Berlin 1835 kilometers by road.
Ferries run from St. Petersburg and Helsinki to Lübeck.
Public transport in Germany is extremely well developed. Many tourists prefer to travel by train as it is very fast, comfortable and safe. Ticket prices for trains, especially for high-speed express trains, are quite high, but you can save money, for example, by buying a round-trip ticket. There are also passes.
There are few buses between cities, as everyone prefers trains. But in general, there are flights, and the cars on them are quite comfortable. Basically, they all go through Berlin.
Buses, trams, commuter trains and metros run inside cities. You can also buy a ticket to save money. All transport runs on schedule. Taxis are very common and can be ordered by phone and online.
Air traffic is also well developed; planes fly regularly between any major cities.
You can rent a car in almost any city in the country – you will need an international driver’s license and a credit card. You must also be at least 21 years of age. The roads in the country are good, but in East Germany their quality is slightly worse. It is very important to follow traffic rules.
IMPORTANT: And in almost all cities in Germany, bicycles are easily rented. Considering that there are always bike paths on the roads, it is easy and safe to travel by two-wheeled transport here.
The official currency of Germany is the euro. You can exchange currency at exchange offices, but there are few of them in the country, and the interest there is often very unfavorable, so experienced tourists advise changing money in their own country, especially since you can freely import euros into Germany.
Cuisine and restaurants
The main thing in the national cuisine of Germany is sausages and beer. Also very popular is sauerkraut, which is served as a side dish.
Sausages are mainly made from pork, with different regions of the country boasting different ways of preparing them. Pork is also prepared separately, serving rice, boiled and stewed vegetables, and legumes.
There are no popular desserts as such, but in general Germany has very tasty chocolate and local gingerbread. And baking is also very good in Germany – excellent bread, pies and buns are baked in small bakeries here.
Of the drinks, the most popular is, of course, beer. It is brewed here in every town and village, so wherever you go, you should definitely try the local beer. Local wines and schnapps (soft bread vodka) are also quite good.
There are a lot of restaurants in Germany – everyone here loves to eat deliciously. Everywhere there are both German cuisine establishments and restaurants and cafes with European and Asian dishes. But there are very few vegetarian restaurants – in many establishments, even vegetable soups are prepared with meat broth. Portions in restaurants are very large, so order carefully.
If you want to try traditional German cuisine and beer, you should pay attention to beer restaurants. They are called differently: Birstube, Lkale, Birkeller – but all offer several types of beer and suitable snacks. Delicious home-cooked meals can be tasted in the suburban Gasststette. And the best beer is served in restaurants at breweries – there are few snacks here, but the beer and atmosphere are excellent. If you are traveling in Germany in the summer, then check out the Biergartens – street beer houses that serve mostly foamy drinks, and you can even bring your own food.
Where to relax in Germany? There are really a lot of resorts and cities in this country, so let’s look at the most popular of them.
Berlin is the capital of Germany, a cozy city with many attractions, sights and museums, loved by both young people and the older generation.
Munich is the capital of Bavaria, a city of noisy entertainment and beer festivals. At the same time, it is good not only during large-scale festivities – tourists are attracted by numerous attractions both in the city itself and in its environs.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the main German ski resort located at the foot of the Alps. It is convenient to relax in it – Garmisch is located very close to Munich. There are also many sights and opportunities for therapeutic recreation.
Timmendorfer Strand is a world-famous beach resort located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. In fact, it is a suburb of Hamburg, which provides vacationers with a rich excursion program, in addition to an excellent beach holiday.
Baden-Baden is one of the most famous health resorts in the world. The healing waters of this town have a truly miraculous power, so this resort was so loved by the European nobility, and is now popular with tourists.