Are you booking a trip to Germany?
Make sure you have the right travel insurance for your German holiday. Some things you should take into account are:
- The cost of your trip – No one wants to cancel their trip but if do you have to, you'll want to know that you are able to get your money back
- Think about the activities that you'll be doing while you are there - We cover over 50 adventure activities automatically, but if you're planning anything more extreme, we can offer you extra cover. Just phone us on the number above
- The cost of your baggage, especially if you find it hard to travel light!
- Don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Germany from the FCO
Did you know that...?
- Germans love a sausage, but in Berlin alone 70 million currywurst (sausages in curry-ketchup sauce) are scoffed every year. The city has a museum dedicated to the currywurst and Volkswagen even has its own currywurst factory for its workers!
- If someone offers you a drink in a German bar, saying "danke" or "thanks" will get you diddly-squat. What you need to say is "bitte" or "please". That's because "danke" is taken as short for "nein danke" (no, thanks), and "ja bitte" is "yes, please".
- Weddings are expensive - but in Germany, they've got it sussed. The friends and family make a booklet about the bride and groom full of pics and juicy gossip. It's sold at the reception - and the proceeds help to fund the honeymoon!
- When answering a phone in Germany, saying "hello" is the height of rudeness. It's much more polite to answer by giving your surname, a bit like a TV detective. Similarly, callers should identify themselves quickly. Essential German phone etiquette!
- The Germans are known for their love of beer. So perhaps that's why the alcoholic drink is actually considered a food in Bavaria! The average Bavarian guzzles down 150 litres of beer each year, making Bavaria the booziest of all the Germany states.
- An eighth of the German autobahn network has no speed limit - and maybe that's why German drivers have to have first-aid training! In practice the average speed is 140kmh (87mph), and the record of 433kmh (269mph) has remained unbroken since 1938.
- Germans call the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, which starts in September, "die Wiesn" after the local name of the associated fairgrounds. Each year 7 million litres of beer are drunk and about 500 crutches turn up in lost property. Legless!
- In Germany, there are dozens of Schützenfesten or "marksmen's festivals", where people get together, swill beer, have a good time, and try to show off how good they are with a gun.
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