A Stay at the Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

HOTEL REVIEW: OUR CHRISTMAS STAY AT THE BERLIN INTERCONTINENTAL: For our Christmas visit to Berlin we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel at Budapester Strasse 2, in the Tiergarten district of Berlin. The Intercontinental Hotel is not as central as I had hoped our hotel would be, but it is in an area noted for its […]

Historic Hotels in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg hotels

Rothenburg Medieval Old Town is Full of Charming and Historic Hotels and Inns: Rothenburg’s medieval town centre is only a small area and within the city walls there is a good range of hotels and inns within easy walk to the town square and many of Rothenburg’s attractions. A number of these charming hotels and […]

Getting to Neuschwanstein Castle from Hohenschwangau

Horse Carriage, Neuschwanstein © Travel Signposts

How to Get to Neuschwanstein Castle from Hohenschwangau and Back: Getting to Neuschwanstein Castle from Hohenschwangau: If you’re in Hohenschwangau village and want to go up to Neuschwanstein Castle, you have three options: On foot: The walk up takes about 30 minutes going uphill and less coming down. By horse-drawn carriage: Departure point: Hotel Müller, […]

Find a Phone Number in Germany


German Phone Numbers, German Telephone Directories, and Telephone Codes in Germany It’s easy to find out a German phone number online, there are several efficient German telephone directories available. Germany’s Telephone Country Code is 49, and telephone area codes in Germany have two to five digits, not counting the leading zero. The leading zero must […]

Money in Germany: the Euro


Germany: Money: All about the Euro (€) As of January 1, 2002, the euro (€) replaced the national currency of 12 countries within the European Union, including Germany. You can exchange currency at any bank branch (hours are listed below). Automatic cash machines can be found in most commercial centres. German Euro Banknotes The seven Euro […]

Useful facts for travel to Germany


Useful facts to help you plan your visit to Germany Festivals Public Holidays Visas Health Time Electricity Weights & Measures Money, Banks etc. Useful Telephone Numbers Festivals Music festivals are big in Germany, Bach in March (bit early) Wagner in Bayreuth in July, lots of stuff in Autumn, including the Oktoberfest, but most Bavarian towns […]