Travel

Airports

Germany has multiple large international airports, including:

A number of airlines operate domestic flights between cities. 

Ground transport

In all major cities public transport is good and inexpensive. Often the best link between cities is by train, either high-speed or conventional and they are clean and reliable.

Taxis are readily recognisable and can be booked in advance, hailed on the street or picked up from designated taxi ranks. Fares are metered, but some taxis do not take credit cards.

Servicing all major centres is an extensive network of freeways (Autobahn). Please note that Germans drive on the right side of the road and distances are marked in kilometres.

You can hire a car through all major car rental companies either in advance or upon arrival.

When travelling to major centres on the weekends and during trade fairs, pre-booking for transport is advisable.

Hotels

There is a wide range of accommodation for all budgets.

Dining

There is a wide range of dining options for all budgets.

Tipping

Tipping is approximately five to 10 per cent and applies generally to services such as taxis, restaurant bills and hairdressers.

Tourist attractions

Germany is a major tourist destination, for more information visit the German tourism board. Each state will have a website for more regional information.