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Germany - What can you expect

The Germans are a rather cheerful, folk festival-celebrating people. In the first moment - when you talk to a German - you think ``Oha, but he is direct!`` But that is the German nature. This is not meant badly - just snappy, crisp. And they also have very funny dialects. The Swabian doesn't go down so well everywhere. But the Bavarian all the more so. We have always had very good experiences with Germans and some very good friends are from Germany.

Deutschland Riegelhaus
Hamburger Hafen

Average costs

Transportation - The litre of diesel cost on average 1.16 EUR (period January-May 2020). For comparison, the average price of diesel in the world was 1.02 EUR. A litre of gas cost 1.30 EUR in the same period. Also in comparison the average price in the world was 1.13 EUR.

Campgrounds - Germany has a very good network of good campgrounds. Many of them are in very good locations and the prices are moderate. There you can camp between 20-60 Euro very comfortable.

Food - Big Mac Index = 4.74 USD 1 liter of milk costs on average 0.78 EUR 12 eggs cost on average 3.96 EUR 1.5 liters of water cost on average 0.85 EUR

Suggestion daily budget – 50-70 EUR (Note: This is a budget suggestion, which assumes that you are as free as possible to stay overnight, eat out a little, cook most of your meals yourself and that your vehicle is not the big fuel guzzler. With the budget tips below you can reduce this number at any time. However, if you want to stay in more demanding accommodation or eat out more often, you can expect this amount to be much higher).

TIps for first visit

1. Cook for yourself – food prices are usually cheaper at the supermarket than at the weekly market So you can save quite a bit of money by driving to the supermarket. Nevertheless, one should not miss the delicious German food.

2. Get city passes – In Germany you will find some City passes in each big city. Visit the information center in the main stations and ask for City passes. There is Flixbus, Train or the Airplane. The best thing to do is to go to the counter at a station and ask for advice. Driving with your own camper is also cheap due to low fuel prices.

3. How the Germans eat – When it comes to food, you are very well served in Germany. Local specialties can be found everywhere and on one or the other corner you will find a sausage stand again. And the prices are not too high.

Deutschland Strandkorb

Do’s and don’ts

The Germans are just as punctual as their neighbours in Switzerland. It is even best to arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes earlier than agreed. At a pedestrian traffic light the German stops, even if no vehicle is visible far and wide. Very disciplined. Germany separates waste almost meticulously. But this is everyday life for most Germans and for the stranger it may at first seem very liberating. So for the stranger, if he wants to make himself really unpopular, this means throwing all garbage into the same bin. It’s a good way to make contact.

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