Best Places In Germany

Germany Travel Guide

Overall, Germany is not an expensive country to visit. Yes, river cruises are expensive. There’s plenty of high-end cuisine throughout the country. Frankfurt, the capital of finance, will cost you a pretty penny too. But those are exceptions to the rule. Germany is incredibly cheap for a Eurozone country and you’ll find incredible bargains throughout the country.

If you’re looking to save a few Euros, here are my tips for saving money in Germany:

  1. Eat at the street vendors – Throughout Germany, you’ll find cheap outdoor sausage vendors. These quick eats will only cost you a couple of Euros.
  2. Eat cheap ethnic food – Some of the best and cheapest food in Germany is the Turkish and Middle Eastern food. You can get a lot of meals for under 5 EUR ($6 USD). It’s delicious, filling, and cheap and what I mainly eat while in Germany.
  3. Take the free tours – The bigger cities in Germany have free walking tours. They are a good way to see the city, learn about the history, and get your bearings without spending money. Sandeman’s has some of the best free walking tours. Just make sure to tip your guide!
  4. Book your train early – Trains in Germany are expensive but you can get a saver ticket that is around 40-50% off the standard fare if you book at least a week in advance. These tickets have limited availability, so be flexible with your travel plans.
  5. Rideshare – If you’re flexible in your schedule, use the ridesharing service BlaBlaCar and catch rides with locals between cities (or countries). You save money and get to spend time with locals. Drivers are verified and it’s perfectly safe (though sometimes rides don’t show up, which is why you need to be flexible).
  6. Couchsurf – While accommodation in Germany is pretty cheap, if you want to get some local insight into the country, you should Couchsurf. Not only will you save money on accommodation but you’ll meet locals who can help get you off the tourist trail and show you around!

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