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Germany Travel Hacks

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Germany is culturally and geographically diverse. Despite being an important political player, it’s one of the most underrated countries in Western Europe when it comes to tourism. Germany doesn’t get nearly as much visitors as Spain and France despite having a lot to offer. Are you planning to travel to Germany soon? Check out our helpful Germany travel hacks to get some useful tips (from a local) before you visit.

Basic Information About Germany

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Germany is home to 80 million people. Large majority of the total population consists of ethnic Germans. The main minority ethnic groups are Danish Sorb, Slavic and Roma.

Official Language

The official language is German, with 7-8 other minority languages. Most Germans are multilingual where around 67% speak one foreign language and 27% speak more.

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Germany’s official currency is the Euro.


With a territory of 357,022  square kilometers, Germany shares the border with Denmark to the north, Netherlands to the northwest, Czech Republic and Poland to the east, Austria to the southeast, and Switzerland to the south while France, Luxembourg and Belgium are situated to the west.

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Germany’s climate is temperate and continental with four different seasons. The winters (December-March) regularly have temperatures below 0 while the summers are relatively hot with the average temperature ranging between 20 and 24 °C.

Economy & Budget

Germany is a developed country with highly skilled labor force, and a high level of innovation. It has the average monthly income of 2,500 Euros, making traveling in Germany relatively expensive. Backpackers can survive with around $55 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $90 and $120 per day on average.

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Berlin is the capital city of Germany with rough estimate of 3.7 million population. 

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