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Between September and November is ideal period given the weather is pleasant and the prices aren't too high. To avoid price surge and crowds, skip any time between June and August. December is spectacular, but freezing, with Germany dressed in its Christmas best for the season.
What is the ideal duration of stay here?
Germany is a fascinating mix of buzzing, eclectic cities and gorgeous, picturesque countrysides. To cover atleast the important portions of this country an average of 7 to 10 days is a must.
What is the Visa process for Indians?
A Schengen visa will get you places.The visa processing takes anywhere between 10-15 working days. Ensure you apply atleast 3 weeks from your date of travel.
What are the main regions of the country worth exploring?
Germany has a fascinating mix of cities like Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and Hamburg that are worth exploring for a sneak peek into the country's art, culture and world of fashion. Black Forest is another place to add to your itinerary to just take it slow and explore some charming old towns and nature.
What is the local language spoken here? Can I survive with English?
While German is the official language of Germany, an average German speaks atleast a little English. English will be enough to get by here but downloading a translator app like Duolingo is always recommended.
What currency should I carry?
The local curreny here is Euros. Although hotels and popular tourist places accept cards, many shops and cafes don't. It is best to stock up on cash before you head out.
How reliable is the public transport here?
Germany has well-connected and fast railway network of underground trains(U-Bahn), suburban trains(S-Bahn) and trams. Buses are reliable but provide restricted service in the evenings and during the weekends. Taxis and renting cars are available too. They are expensive and recommended only if you have a time crunch.
What are the most scenic road trips to take here?
The Romantic Road, the Castle Route, the Fairy Tale Road and the German Wine Road are some of the top scenic drives in Germany