Oh, and Oktoberfest in Munich, bold Bavarian culture and buzzing, pounding, gritty Berlin - one of the coolest cities in Europe. Whatever you’re into, make sure you get off the beaten track and really experience Germany, a country which is fast shaking its traditional stereotypes.
German. Guten tag!
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A pint (or stein) of beer in Germany is usually around €3 but can be up to €5 in restaurants or clubs in the cities. Coffee is around €2.
Here's a tip: after you've finished with your empty drinks bottles, take it back to the another shop. They'll buy it back off you or give you money off your next purchase! Germany efficiency at its finest.
A bratwurst and soft drink can cost well under €5 in an inexpensive local eatery, whereas a main course somewhere a little fancier will be around €10. To save money on food in Berlin, head to one of the thousand Turkish joints where you'll get a delicious doner for under a fiver.
The prices of transport in Germany differ depending on where you are, but on average a one-way ticket on local transport is under €1.50 (approx £1.33). The train and bus network is extensive and efficient - especially the underground train in cities such as Berlin.
Taxi tariffs start at around €5 (approx £4.44) with around €1.50 added for every km your travel. Be sure to stay safe use licensed taxis or Uber on your way home after late nights in cities like Berlin.
Hostel prices fluctuate depending on the season; expect higher rates during summer or over Oktoberfest. A dorm bed in Berlin or Munich will cost you around €10 per night, but you can find cheaper ones, and slightly more 'flashpacker' ones for around €15.
A 3-4* private hotel room will cost around €30 per person, per night. These can book up fast over weekends, especially in the summer months. The same applies to Munich over Oktoberfest so book ahead to get the best deal.
Head over between May and October to experience the best of the German climate. The cities come alive during summer, with long hot nights that scream out to be partied in, and heaps of parks, canals and alfresco areas that sun worshippers make the most of. Autumn means one thing: Oktoberfest! Hotels will be more expensive and could book out quickly at this time of year so plan ahead for the best deals.
Christmas in Germany, especially in Bavaria, is magical - hell, they invented the concept of the Christmas market!
It's the same for every European country, meaning there's so much ease of travel when you're Interrailing or bussing around the continent!