Germany is a fascinating fusion of old and new.

The bohemian streets of Berlin act as a fertile breeding ground for hip art, unique design and innovative ideas, while heritage-filled Munich boasts historic architecture in the form of impressive Baroque and Rococo buildings. In between, travellers will find stretches of idyllic countryside, impossibly gorgeous castles, charming university towns and boisterous Bavarian beer halls. Be introduced to the progressive cities and romantic splendour of Germany and never look back.

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Germany travel FAQs

When dining out, service charges and taxes are usually included in the bill. Rounding up to the nearest euro or adding 5-10% is customary, although optional.

Internet access is good in Germany, with Internet cafes and Wi-Fi hotspots easily found in most cities and major towns.

Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in most parts of Germany. Ensure global roaming is activated before you arrive.

Modern, flushable toilets are the standard in Germany.

City public transport ride = 2 Euro
Stein of beer = 2.5-4 Euro
Simple cafe lunch = 10 Euro 
Nice meal in a restaurant = 20-30 Euro

Tap water is considered safe to drink unless otherwise marked.

Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores and hotels in Germany. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.

ATMs are very common in Germany, so finding one won't be a problem in most towns and cities.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year’s Day
  • 6 Jan Epiphany
  • 14 Apr Good Friday
  • 16 Apr Easter Sunday
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 1 May Labour Day
  • 25 May Ascension Day
  • 4 Jun Whit Sunday
  • 5 Jun Whit Monday
  • 15 Jun Corpus Christi Day
  • 15 Aug Assumption Day
  • 3 Oct Day of German
  • 31 Oct Reformation Day
  • 1 Nov All Saints Day
  • 15 Nov Repentance Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec 2nd Christmas Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Germany go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/germany/public-holidays

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

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Germany Travel Tips

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Top responsible travel tips for Germany

  1. Be considerate of Germany’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
  2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with tap water.
  3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
  4. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
  5. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
  6. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
  7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.