6 Things That You Should Know About Travelling to Germany

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Posted on 02/13/2020

The fact that Germany is a world and economic power does not mean that you can’t pay a leisure visit to the country. Germany is known for some interesting traditions and quirks that set it apart from the rest of the world. Want to pay a visit? Why not let us at Geauxing Places Travel handle that for you? For first time visitors, the following tips will get you settled in beautifully in no time.

  • You’ll Need Cash
  • Your debit card from the US is most likely not going to work here. Even digital formats are also known to be rejected by the locals. The locals prefer cash so be ready to exchange your currency.

  • Recycle
  • The Germans are famous for being green so be ready to pick up a recycling culture. You’ll find recycling bins for glass, wine bottles, and biodegradable products too. Make sure to know which is which and use them appropriately.

  • Square Pillows
  • German pillows are large and squarish in shape. They are about 3 times the size of a normal head and you might find it too wide for comfort. Large mattresses have also become common in recent years but often you might find two small mattresses pushed up against each other with separate duvets.

  • Sundays Are for Relaxing
  • On Sundays, the only store you might find open is the one located in a large train station. Almost all shops will be closed including grocery stores so the only thing that you can do is relax and enjoy yourself. Every few months, however, you get shopping Sundays which are Sundays on which stores are allowed to open.

  • Bag Your Groceries
  • In Germany, you are expected to bag your groceries at the store and to do so quickly. If they are too many, you can load them back in the cart after payment and take them aside to a small table or shelf where you can the bag them without obstructing others. You also have to bring your grocery bags by the way.

  • The Water Is Different
  • When it comes to water in Germany, most Germans prefer it carbonated so if you order it in a restaurant, that’s how it's going to arrive, and at a price. You won’t be able to get still water and it is not free. Water fountains are also quite rare so you have to get your water in shops or restaurants.

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