A beautiful, wealth of culture and art country is Germany. Being one of the most influential countries in Europe, Germany also is a country of numerous splendid castles. People here are reserved, but dress informally. Exception is made only for such places as theatre, several restaurants, opera and social functions. The official language is German, but English is used almost everywhere, especially near the places of interest.
One of the most comfortable possibilities of travelling across Germany is to buy the Welcome cards or the city passes. They provide unlimited possibility to travel by bus in numerous cities. A special bonus on several tourist spots is also provided. If you prefer to rent a car, or a chauffeur driven car always remember to carry car insurance in case of any accident. VAT of 16% is paid with the rent.
One can get to Germany by multitude of ways. For those who like sea travel, ferry connections to The Netherlands, Latvia, Finland, Lithuania, and Norway are available.If travelling by rail, the unlimited second class train travels in 29 European countries are offered by the Inter-Rail. InterCity and EuroCity provide such facilities as restaurant on board and InterCity Express offers fully equipped office, conference rooms, oriented on business class.
The unlimited first class travel to 17 European countries is granted by Eurailpass. Eurostar offers travels to and from France, UK and Belgium. Tickets can be reserved by telephone.Lufthansa is the national airline in Germany. Frankfurt airport is situated 13km away from the city and it takes 20 minutes to get there by bus. Its Intercity railway network provides international services to Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Taxis, waiting outside are available all the time.
Another airport is Bwelin-Tegel, located at 8 km away from the city. Here such facilities as eateries, conference hall, duty free shops, banks, car hire, tourism information for the passengers and post office are provided.