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  1. Nina Bosken
    October 4, 2019 @ 10:29 am

    I have been to Germany several times in my travels. It is true that the public transportation is very confusing, but efficient. I had no idea about those group discounts. I will have to look into that the next time I go if I’m with a group. Also I’ve heard about everything being closed on Sundays and the bike lanes. Overall, Germans seem to stick to the rules pretty firmly.

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    • dankiteski
      October 6, 2019 @ 10:22 am

      I agree with you that Germany is pretty strict when it comes to their rules but it’s one of the reasons why the it’s also doing so great on its own.

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  2. Cat Lin
    October 6, 2019 @ 6:57 am

    This post is very enlightening. It’s interesting how organized and disciplined Germans are. This is a very helpful guide to those who’ll be visiting Germany for the first time. Germany sounds an amazing country indeed.

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    • dankiteski
      October 6, 2019 @ 10:33 am

      Thanks, cat. I am glad you’ve liked it.

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  3. Jennifer Prince
    October 6, 2019 @ 8:18 pm

    These are good things to know! Especially that many places are closed on Sunday – that can be a real bummer if you are making plans and don’t realize that. I love the idea of working as a farmhand for a bit in exchange for lodging. That would really give a good taste of the real Germany!

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    • dankiteski
      October 7, 2019 @ 5:17 pm

      Thanks, Jenni. I agree that’s why it’s always better to inquiries before time.

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  4. Marlies
    October 8, 2019 @ 11:05 am

    A lot of these tips you can use in a lot of European countries. Like when everything is closed on Sunday, packing your own groceries and paying to use a public toilet.
    I however did not know it’s not common to use credit cards all over Germany. Thanks for the tips!

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    • dankiteski
      October 8, 2019 @ 3:46 pm

      Thanks, Marlie. I am glad you liked it.

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  5. Diana
    October 9, 2019 @ 2:24 am

    All super helpful tips for a first timer to Germany! It took me a few times of going there to remember that the whole country operates on cash. Most countries as developed as Germany will accept credit card everywhere, but Germany’s history I guess turned it off to any sort of credit or debt forever.

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    • dankiteski
      October 12, 2019 @ 7:49 am

      Thanks, Diana. Yes, it too took me some time to remember that the country solely depends on cash.

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  6. Yukti Agrawal
    October 9, 2019 @ 8:06 am

    Very helpful tips for first timers going to Germany. I too faced some of the things mentioned in this list like closing of markets and shops on Sundays. I was not knowing this and then I was astonished to see whole city was closed on Sunday. I am also a very big fan of public transport in Germany instead of using taxis or Uber as they are very timely and cost effective.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2019 @ 7:43 pm

      Thanks, Yukti. I totally agree with you public transport are better than taxis.

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  7. Shreya Saha
    October 10, 2019 @ 6:31 pm

    I have been to Germany before, but I wasn’t aware of a lot of things I read here. I am impressed with the Pfand rule. It will push people to deposit their bottles back to get the deposit. I am not much of a drinker, hence I haven’t face this really when I was there.

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    • dankiteski
      October 12, 2019 @ 8:42 am

      I am glad to hear that Shreya and indeed that’s an amazing rule.

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  8. Medha Verma
    October 13, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

    Loved reading this post. I’ve been to Germany only once and that too for a short period of time so I learned some of these things by experience, for example, that their public transport system is relatively well developed. However, I did not think that it was so important to carry cash, given that they pretty much accepted credit cards everywhere! I loved how their ‘autobahns’ didn’t have a speed limit, I loved driving fast on the highways there. Such a great idea to rent a car there, the scenery is pretty awesome too.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2019 @ 8:51 am

      Thanks, Indeed Germany is a pretty country.

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