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Facts about the country

Capital Berlin


82 million

Main Languages



2 Plug System 220 Volts 50Hz


German Mark (DM)

Exchange Rate for US $ as of March 2001

2.2 DM per 1 US$

Safe to Drink Tap Water



357,000 sq km


Train, bus, plane, taxi, rent a car

Cash Machines (ATMS) Yes
Credit Card Usage Yes
Religion Roman Catholic, Protestant
Measurement System Metric System

Recommended Budget per Day in US $ 

Total Budget per Person Accommodation Meals Transportation Other
40 $ 10 $  10 $  10 $ 10 $

Main things to See (we give descriptions only on places we visited)

Things to See  Visited Brief Description Recommend (10 is best 1 is don't bother)
Köln / Cologne Y We lived in Cologne and this was our starting point. The main attraction is the Roman Catholic Dom which dominates the city and the surrounding area. When you arrive in Cologne you can not miss it.   9
Munich N This is where  most Americans envision when they think of Germany.  Munich is famous for its beer and "Bier Hallen", a fun place to visit if you like to drink.  The main attractions are the Deutsches Museum, and Englischer Garten.  The Bavarian Alps are visibale and the Chiemsee is within an hour drive of the city.  9
Berlin N The new Capital of Germany 9
Frankfurt on the Main N The main business city in Germany 7
Heidelberg N Beautiful old city.  The main attraction is the magnificent gothic-renaissance castle.  It is also a University town. 8
Lübeck N
Freiburg N
Frisian Islands N
Tübingen N
Harz Mountains N

Popular activities and Tours (Being not included does not mean they do not exist)

Hiking / Trekking x
Scuba Diving x
Historical Sites x
Sightseeing tours x


Bungy Jumping


Boat tours x
Fishing x
Horseback riding x
Canoeing x
Camping x
River Rafting x
Sky Diving  
Windsurfing x
Kayaking x
Sailing x
Mountain biking x
Roller blading  x
Motorbike x
Sand boarding
Snorkeling x
Water Skiing x
Skiing x
Bicycling x
Others  x

Feeling and Opinions on Germany

We lived there, so an opinion as traveler would not be appropriate.  German offers a lot from historical sites to hiking and skiing in the Bavarian Alps.   


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