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ROAD
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THE MOTORWAYS THROUGHOUT GERMANY ARE TOLL FREE. SPEED
LIMITS ARE 100KPH ON OPEN ROADS NOT INCLUDING MOTORWAYS,
50KPH IN TOWNS AND CITIES AND 130KPH ON MOTORWAYS, EVEN
THOUGH NO LIMIT IS SIGNPOSTED, THIS IS THE MAXIMUM
RECOMMENDED.

CAR RENTAL - CARS MAY BE HIRED AT RAILWAY STATIONS, HOTELS
OR AIRPORTS. IT IS QUITE EXPENSIVE TO HIRE A CAR IN
GERMANY. A VALID DRIVING LICENCE HELD FOR A LEAST SIX
MONTHS WILL BE REQUIRED.

TAXIS - TAXI FARES, COMPRISING OF BASIC CHARGE PLUS A
SUPPLEMENT FOR EACH KILOMETRE TRAVELLED, VARY FROM PLACE TO
PLACE.
BICYCLE RENTAL - THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO DISCOVER
THE BEAUTY OF GERMANY. THESE BICYCLES MAY BE RENTED AT
TRAIN AND S-BAHN STATIONS.

BUSES - BUS TERMINALS ARE SITUATED CLOSE TO RAILWAY
STATIONS. MOST RURAL REGIONS ARE SERVED BY BUSES OF THE
FEDERAL RAILWAY. PUBLIC TRANSPORT USUALLY RUNS FROM 5A.M.
UNTIL 1A.M.
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RAIL
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THE DEUTSCHE BUNDESBAHN TRAINS TEND TO BE PUNCTUAL, CLEAN,
FAST AND COMFORTABLE. THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES.
EUROCITY EC - EUROPEAN TRAINS CONNECTING MAJOR CITIES.
INTERCITY IC - THESE OPERATE BETWEEN MAJOR CITIES IN
GERMANY.
INTER REGIO IR - THIS IS THE NEW D-TRAIN
ICE - INTERCITY EXPRESS.
SCHNELLZUG-D, ZUG-D, OR FERN EXPRESS ZUG-FD ARE THE
INTERMEDIATE TO LONG DISTANCE TRAINS.
EILZUG-E - SLOW REGIONAL TRAINS.
NAHVERKEHRSZUG - LOCAL TRAINS, STOPPING AT EVERY STATION.

ICE
THE INTERCITY EXPRESS IS A HIGH SPEED TRAIN, WHICH RUNS ON
TO MAJOR ROUTES.
BREMEN, HANNOVER, GOETTINGEN, KASSEL, FULDA, WURZBURG,
NURNBERG, AUGSBURG AND MUNCHEN.
HAMBURG, HANNOVER, GOETTINGEN, KASSEL, FULDA, FRANKFURT,
MANNHEIM, STUTTGART, ULM, AUGSBURG, MUNCHEN.
THE TRAINS TEND TO BE AIRCONDITIONED, HAVE TELEPHONES
AND ARE EQUIPPED WITH INSEAT-VIDEO AND DINING CARS.
SLEEPING CARS ARE NOT AVAILABLE.


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AIR
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THERE ARE FREQUENT FLIGHTS TO ALL PARTS OFF THE COUNTRY,
WITH SEVERAL FLIGHTS DAILY FROM BERLIN, BREMEN, COLOGNE,
DRESDEN, DUSSELDORF, FRANKFURT, LEIPZIG, HAMBURG, HANNOVER,
MUNICH, STUTTGART, MUNSTER, OSNARUCK, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AND
PADERBORN.
DIRECT LINK FLIGHTS ARE COMMON IN THE MORNING, BUT YOU MAY
HAVE TO CHANGE PLANES IN THE AFTERNOONS. IT IS RECOMMENDED
THAT YOU BOOK IN ADVANCE. FEDERAL GERMAN CIVIL AIRPORTS ARE
INTERCONNECTED BY LUFTHANSA FROM FRANKFURT AND ARE REACHED
IN APPROXIMATELY 50MINUTES.
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WATER
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REGULAR RIVER, LAKE AND COASTAL SERVICES ARE OPERATED BY
VARIOUS SHIPPING LINES, ON THE DANUBE, ELBE, MAIN, RHINE
AND MOSELLE TOGETHER WITH SEASIDE RESORT SERVICES FROM
BREMERHAVEN, CUXHAVEN, HAMBURG AND WILHEMSHAVEN ON THE
NORTHSEA TO FRISIAN ISLANDS.
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