What’s the first thing on your mind when you hear about Germany? Beer? Sausages? Castles? Bratwurst? Mountains? Some vacationers would immediately imagine a peaceful cobblestone street like the one in the photo above. Oh, there really are so many things about this lovely country that would make you say “Ich liebe Deutschland!”
If you’re visiting Germany anytime soon, it’s a must to plan your trip well to ensure that you make the most out of your vacation. It’s also a good idea to get a heads up on the travel costs so you don’t overspend or fail to bring enough money.
One of the first things to do is to find an accommodation. Good thing, accommodation in Germany is much cheaper compared to its neighboring countries. Hostels only cost $12 to $25 a night. A private hotel room may set you back for $60 a night.
Food is also cheap. Buy food from outdoor vendors for only $3 to $4. For that price, you could devour on delicious sausage. If you wish to eat fastfood, you’ll spend about $8. The beer typically costs around $5 unless you drink in a beer hall where beers cost more at $15.
One thing that’s expensive though is the transportation, particularly the high speed trains. Traveling from Munich to Berlin costs $200. Intercity trains cost $40 to $70. If you prefer to scrimp on the travel costs, opt for the city transit systems, which only cost $2 to $3 per single journey.
As you can imagine, this bustling country is replete with activities that are truly worth any tourist’s time and effort. There are city tours to check out–hop on hop off buses are available for your convenience. You may also want to check out the river cruises and bike tours, which will cost you around $30 to $40. Take advantage of the free sightseeing tours whenever possible.
Wander around Germany’s capital city Berlin and explore museums, historic sites, and the vibrant nightlife. If you prefer something quieter, travel to Munich, famous for its lush parks and royal palace.
It’d be awesome if you can visit the Black Forest, gifted with miles of scenic hiking trails. If you can time your vacation right, go here during the beer festival that lasts for two weeks. You know it as the Oktoberfest.
Other places that should make it to your itinerary include the Romantic Road, Lake Constance, Berchtesgaden National Park, Trier, Black Gate, Dresden, Neuschwanstein Castle, Olympia Park, and Scholoss Colditz.
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