10 Things you should definitely do while in Germany

Article published on March 16, 2010
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Article published on March 16, 2010

Author: Ana Alibegova

A lot of stories and a lot of stereotypes are connected with the German people. Still, if you want to experience their culture and discover the country, there are at least 10 things you should definitely do.

1. Travel with Deusche Bahn

The German Railway is one of the national features of Germany. For many years Germans have invested in the railway, and nowadays they have one of the most developed railway networks. Travelling with Deutsche Bahn (DB) is easy, though not so cheap. The ticket prices vary from 6 to more than 100 Euros per route, depending on the type of train you are using and how far you are travelling. However, if you want to spare some money, but you have no other option but to use the railway, the best option would be to buy a monthly ticket. If you are working or studying and the only free days you have are the weekends, then you are one of lucky, because Deutsche Bahn has special weekend offers. ‘Happy weekend ticket’ is definitely one of them, when up to five people can travel one day during the weekend, using the regional trains for only 39 Euros! Cheap fast train tickets can be also found, but have to be booked in advance.

2. Experience Mitfahren

We have already written a lot about this special service in Germany, also very popular in Europe as well. ‘Mitfahren’ is probably the best way to travel around the country; it is quite cheap, fast and available through the Mitfahrgelegenheit website. One concern though: how secure is it? No doubt, that coming in someone’s car and travelling with strangers is not the best way to do it, but you can look at it as an adventure, a way of having fun, a challenge…

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