So you’ve booked your ticket to Germany?
You’ve come to the right place!  We’ve endeavoured to pack all you need to know about this destination in our Travel Tips section.

Fast facts:

Language: German
Capital: Berlin
Government: Federal Republic
Currency: Euro €
Population: approx. 82 Mio
Area: 357,168 km²
Country code: +49
Measurement system: Metric
Electric current: 230V/50Hz (round two pin plug system)

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Fun facts

  • Per capital, the Germans drink around 105 litres of beer each year.
  • Germany produces around 600 different types of bread; more than any other country. Probably there are even more varieties of sausages.
  • The Oktoberfest actually starts in the month of September. Oktoberfest vocabulary
  • German is the (co-)official language of 5 countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. It is also spoken in Northern Italy, Belgium and the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine.
  • In restaurants give a 5-10% tip but round up the bill to include it instead of leaving money on the table.

 

Basic German

Ja (yes)    play-picture

Nein (no)    play-picture

Danke/Dankeschön (Thanks)    play-picture

Bitte/Bitteschön (Please/you’re welcome)    play-picture

Guten Tag (Hello) play-picture

Auf Wiedersehen/Tschüs (Goodbye)    play-picture

Entschuldigung (Excuse me) play-picture

Ich brauche Hilfe (I need help)    play-picture

Ich spreche kein Deutsch (I don’t speak German) play-picture

Sprechen Sie Englisch? (Do you speak English?)    play-picture

Mir geht es nicht gut (I don’t feel well) play-picture

Wie viel kostet das? (How much is that?)    play-picture

Kann ich mit Kreditkarte zahlen? (Can I pay with credit card?) play-picture

Wo ist…? (Where is…?)    play-picture

Wo ist der Bahnhof? (Where is the train station?) play-picture

Wo ist der Flughafen? (Where is the airport?)    play-picture

Wo ist die nächste (Bus-/U-Bahn-) Haltestelle? (Where is the next (bus/subway) stop?) play-picture

Wo ist die Toilette? (Where is the toilet?)    play-picture

Wo ist das Krankenhaus? (Where is the hospital?) play-picture

Haben Sie…? (Do you have…?)    play-picture

Die Speisekarte bitte (The menu please) play-picture

Die Rechnung bitte (The bill please)    play-picture

 

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