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Germany

Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and Baltic Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to the famous Museum Island and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, and nearby Royal Castles. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank. See Germany with help from Wyld Family Travel’s detailed Germany travel guides.

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Accommodation

German hotels range from $50USD to $222 per night with an average of $90. In Germany, you can stay in everything from hotels to campgrounds.

Money

The official currency of Germany is the Euro. The Euro comes in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 banknotes. Debit and credit cards are accepted widely. We suggest using a Wise card to cut down on high international withdrawal fees.

Food

Food in Germany is relatively inexpensive. A meal at a mid-priced restaurant should cost around €10, while coffee will set you back €2.75 and a loaf of bread €1.35. Germany on average is 17% cheaper than the UK to buy and eat food.

Transport

In Germany, they drive on the right-hand side of the road. You can pick up a rental car at any major airport in the country. Germany has an efficient system of public transport in major cities and high-speed rail networks to get you around the country easily.

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