Holiday in Germany

Our holiday homes in Germany ensure that you enjoy a splendid holiday among nature or a true cultural holiday. This beautiful country offers something for everyone. Fantastic city trips to Berlin, Trier, Rothenburg or Köln for example, but this is just a small selection of the beautiful old cities in Germany. Want to see what's left of the Berlin Wall? With a holiday home in Berlin you'll not only be able to find this out, but also indulge yourself with plenty of culture, museums, architecture, monuments that attest its impressive history. You can definitely taste the culture during a holiday in Germany. The old historical city centers with their churches, castles and half-timbered houses invite you for a city tour on foot, and then as a conclusion, enjoy a tasty piece of pie alongside a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. A memorable experience during your stay here.

Holidays in Germany among nature

A lot of people will celebrate their holidays in Germany where they can enjoy a fantastic natural environment, and not without reason as Germany has lots to offer in the area of nature’s beauty. Numerous hiking paths and cycling routes take you through a magnificent landscape. During a holiday in Germany you can practically access nature right from the doorstep of your accommodation. Do you treasure a hiking or biking holiday? Then this country is the place for you. The Sauerland, Eifel, Harz Mountains, Black Forest or Bavarian Alps offer hiking possibilities everywhere, through forests, along splashing streams and clambering up mountains. Explore the Atta cave with a holiday home in Sauerland and taste the only cave-ripened cheese in all of the country. Cycle along large rivers like the Rhine and Moselle, past vineyards and through picturesque villages. With a holiday home in Eifel-Moselle you can even indulge yourself with spa treatments or visit the renowned zoos and parks, watch eagles fly around you and completely feel an overwhelming sense of freedom and relaxation.

Beach holidays

A true beach holiday in Germany starts on the beaches of the Wadden Sea and Baltic Sea. The long sandy beaches invite you for a unique holiday on the coast. Enjoy sunbathing then take a long walk along the beach. An active stay at the waterfront can also be found here. Enjoy hiking and cycling through the dunes or surfing and sailing at sea. The wonderful island like Rügen or Usedom are definitely worth the visit with their rich flora and fauna. But your holiday on the water can also begin with a holiday home at Mecklenburg Lakes or at lakes like the Königssee and Chiemsee with a holiday home in Bavaria. Swimming, sailing, surfing or diving, it's all possible.

Sports and leisure with a holiday home in Germany

Germany is well known for its beautiful and varied natural landscape, a fantastic local cuisine and hospitable people, which are all important elements when visiting a new country. Those who have come in search of a cultural experience here will find more than ten thousand cities offering centuries-old history and a host of cultural landmarks, museums and attractive sites. The country offers the possibility of even combining its wonderful culture with the beautiful nature for a perfect family holiday in Germany. Embrace romance at the seaside here at places like Usedom, one of the largest islands, situated in the Baltic Sea, with a holiday home in Germany. Here at Peenemunde, during World War II, the V-1 and V-2 rockets were tested. Now the lovely beach and the spa here in the "Bathtub of Berlin" are the equivalent of relaxation and pampering for many. All in all, you just can't go wrong with a holiday home on the Baltic Sea Coast this year!

Variety defines the country

One is free to enjoy ancient traditions and customs like the world-famous Oktoberfest in this always surprising country. And then there is also the woodcarving and lace-making of the Ore Mountains, the Onion Market Festival in Thuringia, Rummelpottlaufen on New Year's Eve in the North Frisian Islands, and much more you can enjoy with a holiday in Germany. If you're still not completely hooked, you should know that you can also admire castles, museums attractions, events during your holiday in Thuringia for example, you will surely not be disappointed. To top it all off, this country is also a land where the cuisine varies from region to region, another reason to love the place. Nevertheless, there's always the opportunity to grab "a cold one" at a local beer garden or the chance to sample the local wines as you work your way along one the famous wine routes such as the Saxon Wine Route, from your holiday home in Germany. On the other hand, the Berlin Zoo, Munich's Fairytale Forest, Zirkus Krone, a summer bobsled run in the Bavarian Forest, are quite fascinating as well, and not only for the little ones.

Winter fun

Winter is a favorite season for many, yet somehow, sometimes, when it gets cold outside, you realize that the night gets longer and everything around you is frozen, and you kind of miss a cozy place to warm your heart up, or maybe even an all yours winter wonderland. Well, if you recognize yourself as being "guilty" of these chilly feelings, you'll be happy to know that a country like Germany makes winter that much more fun. A first to mention to this extent would be a dynamic ski holiday here that will warm up the atmosphere in a second. The country has three regions that are ideal for a ski vacation, the first is the resort of Winterberg in the Sauerland; the second is Feldberg, situated in the Black Forest; and the third is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, located in southern Bavaria. These areas have plenty of natural snow in winter but the use of snow canons ensures a successful winter sports experience when on holiday in Germany. The Black Forest region for example gives access to some really good value, easy to drive to, uncrowded resorts. Early booking is essential if you want to enjoy a carefree time in the snow. Venues like Snow Dome Bispingen won't even have you waiting until winter to enjoy skiing or snowboarding! And while enjoying yourself here, you must try the Dresdener Stollen, Germany's most famous Christmas treat that will make your German experience even more complete.

History, culture and modern vibes with a holiday park in Germany

Germany is a country with a very diverse culture and nature, thus it is ideal for a cultural break or outdoor adventure. Lake Constance, for example, has much to offer in terms of nature, wildlife, culture and sports. It is a perfect escape for both young and old, for romance lovers as well as for adventure lovers, with a holiday park in Germany. With the Alps in the background, Lake Constance is a beautiful environment of sunshine and emerald green water so water sports are a delight here. The lake also has three small islands, including Mainau, a popular tourist spot famous for its flora. Meanwhile, on Reichenau island you'll find the 8th century Abbey of Reichenau, a UNESCO World Heritage site, ideal for those desirous of experiencing culture on a small island, while in the port town of Lindau on Lindau island you'll encounter plenty of atmosphere, shops and a promenade that's just right for a pleasant walk when on a family holiday in Germany. However you choose to spend your time in this country, disappointment will surely not be on the menu!

A cultural holiday
A very diverse country, Germany offers plenty of culture to its visitors. Take places like Bamberg in Bavaria for example. Built on seven hills and referred to as the "Franconian Rome", its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and contains the Altenburg Castle, a 13th century cathedral which houses the tomb of Pope Clement II, and the 14th century town hall which sits amidst the Regnitz River and is accessible by two bridges. Home to 8 breweries, Bamberg is also known for its smoked beer, Rauchbier, which you can try in the famous Schlenkeria tavern when on holiday in Germany. Great cities like Berlin, with its 6000 years of human history, and Bremen, famous for its Roland statue, are both ideal destinations for sightseeing. Actually, the entire country has its share of impressive attractions.

Visit Goethe's Frankfurt
Scenic mountains where you can enjoy climbing or mountain biking, lush forests perfect for hiking, and wonderful rivers and lakes, ideal for water sports. These are all features of this country that make for some really good times here with family or friends at a holiday park in Germany. And let's not forget great cities like Frankfurt-am-Main, one of the primary business and cultural centers of Germany. Following in the footsteps of Goethe here, with a visit to his ancestral family home or the Goethe Museum located next door, will be an unique experience while on holiday in Germany. His spirit lives on even in the Frankfurt City Forest, in the form of the Goethe Tower, a 45-meter-high wooden tower offering a beautiful view of the surroundings. It's a popular place for a day trip with the kids as there are a cafe and a playground situated in front of the tower. A few more famous Frankfurt sites include the Jewish Museum; the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, the second largest in Germany; Palm Garden, a beautiful piece of nature in the city; and the Römerberg, the main square with historic town hall dating from Roman times. Just glamorous!

Apartments Germany

Bungalow.Net's apartments in Germany are the ideal solution for a weekend getaway in cities like Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt, a fantastic golfing holiday with a group of friends, a relaxing beach break on the North Sea coast, or a cozy ski retreat in winter. For that extra peace of mind, reserve one of our pet-friendly apartments in Germany and bring the family dog along too. Whether you've come for a long or short stay in Germany, our self-catering apartments in Germany give you convenient access to all the major tourist destinations and attractions, like the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the impressive Gothic cathedral of Cologne, and historic Wartburg Castle in Eisenach. From one of our fully-furnished apartments in Germany you can also pursue an active holiday in Germany with activities like swimming, sailing, fishing, sunbathing and windsurfing on the North Sea coast, Baltic Sea coast, North Frisian islands or the islands of Rügen and Usedom, or you can head inland for a hiking, horseback riding, hang-gliding, climbing, mountain biking or cycling holiday in Germany. However you choose to spend your free time, Bungalow.Net has an affordable apartment in Germany that will fit your needs. Don't delay. Book your apartment in Germany today!

City break with Bungalow.Net's apartments in Germany

Situated in all the major cities, Bungalow.Net's apartments in Germany are wonderful holiday accommodations ideally suited for a city break in Germany. Enjoy a wonderful sightseeing vacation in Frankfurt, birthplace of Goethe and home to St. Paul's Church, or the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, the second largest port in Europe. If you're into water sports, our apartments on the North Sea coast of Germany or Mecklenburg Lake District are ideal while a spacious apartment in Berlin is perfect for a holiday with the family, and that includes the furriest member as well when you reserve one of our pet-friendly apartments in Berlin. If the urban skyline is not quite to your tastes, try one of our apartments on a golf course in Germany for a truly green holiday in Germany! With so many holiday apartments in Germany, you're sure to find one that's right for you. Book one of Bungalow.Net's fully-furnished apartments in Germany today!

Bungalow.Net's apartments in Germany for a fun-filled family stay

Bungalow.Net's apartments in Germany are the perfect choice for a fun-filled holiday with the family, and that includes the furriest member as well when you book one of our pet-friendly apartments in Germany. With convenient locations in all the major cities, our apartments in Germany allow you to enjoy a fantastic sightseeing holiday in Germany with trips to family-oriented attractions like the Berlin Zoo, Zirkus Krone in Munich, Pullman City Western Town in the Harz and SnowDome Bispingen, plus an endless number of castles like the fairy tale Schwerin Castle, Zwinger Palace in Dresden and Sigmaringen Castle in the Swabian Alps, which has a wonderful medieval weapons collection. Our spacious apartments in Germany also offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy a water sports holiday in Germany at places like the Laacher See, Lake Müritz, Lake Constance and the North Sea coast along with rivers such as the Zwickauer Mulde, ideal for a family canoe or kayak trip in Germany. Spend some quality time with the family this year. Book one of Bungalow.Net's self-catering apartments in Germany now!

Group accommodations Germany

Whether you're vacationing with a group of friends, business colleagues or family, Bungalow.Net's group accommodations in Germany are the ideal vacation rental for a fantastic active holiday hiking, cycling, mountain biking, skiing or sailing, or a relaxing vacation sunbathing, sightseeing, barbecuing or bird-watching. Reserve one of our pet-friendly group accommodations in Germany and you can even bring the furriest member of the family along too. With close proximity to cities like Berlin, Frankfurt, Potsdam, Stuttgart and Munich, to mention just a few, you'll have more than enough opportunity to enjoy a cultural holiday in Germany when you reserve a full-facility group accommodation in Germany. Visit famous sites like Checkpoint Charlie, Sanssouci Palace, Wartburg Castle and more. Meanwhile, our group accommodations on a golf course in Germany are perfect for a competitive round of golf, or you can enjoy a water sports holiday on Lake Constance, a ski break in Winterberg or join the Rennsteig Trail for a fantastic trekking holiday in Germany. With one of our group accommodations with children's playground in Germany kids will have no time to become bored, but if you're still looking for something to do there's the zoos of Berlin or Hanover, Pullman City Western Town in the Bavarian Forest, numerous theme parks, toy museums and so much more. Get the ball rolling. Book one of Bungalow.Net's group accommodations with full board in Germany today!

Variety is the key with Bungalow.Net's group accommodations in Germany

Bungalow.Net's group accommodations in Germany are the ideal solution for a long holiday weekend with the family, a week-long business convention or an extended vacation with a group of friends. No need to worry about the family pet either. With our pet-friendly group accommodations in Germany you can bring him/her along too. You'll find that our self-catering group accommodations in Germany are situated in the most popular destinations in the country so you are never far from an interesting cultural site, water sports or hiking venue, theme park, golf course or other interesting tourist attraction. And with a group accommodation in Germany in scenic places like the Black Forest, Bavarian Forest, Swabian Alps, North Sea coast, Thuringian Forest and North Frisian islands, you can always enjoy a fantastic holiday among nature in Germany. Choose your favorite landscape, from the dunes of Rügen island to the Eifel Mountains of Rhineland-Palatinate, you'll find it all in Germany. Book one of Bungalow.Net's fully-furnished group accommodations in Germany now and come see for yourself!

Back to nature with Bungalow.Net's group accommodations in Germany

With Bungalow.Net's group accommodations in Germany you don't have to be four-legged and furry to enjoy a holiday among nature in Germany. From one of our group accommodations with internet in Germany you can foray into the forests of Bavaria for a wonderful hiking adventure or spend a walking holiday in Germany at wonderful green parks like Englischer Garden in Bavaria, one of the largest public parks in the world. Our fully-furnished group accommodations in Germany also allow you to enjoy nature in a sporting way with activities like mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing or rafting down any one of a host of fast-flowing rivers. For something a bit more extreme you can try hang-gliding from summits like Tegelberg (equipment can be rented) or take the family to the magnificent Homburg Caves in Saarland for some underground adventure. Our group accommodations in Germany also enable you to view wildlife in their natural environment at places like the Rothaargebirge Nature Park or in first-class zoos like those of Hanover and Berlin. And if you simply can't live without your own furry friend, reserve one of our pet-friendly group accommodations in Germany and bring him along too. With such an emphasis on green these days, isn't it time you booked one of Bungalow.Net's energy efficient group accommodations in Germany and spent some time away from the city?

Villas from Bungalow.Net Germany

Bungalow.Net's villas in Germany offer wonderful holiday opportunities for a great active holiday or relaxing vacation among nature. In addition, our villas with swimming pool  in Germany and pet-friendly villas in Germany guarantee a carefree relaxing time for every member of the family. If you like nature and culture, then a visit to Muskauer Park on the German-Polish border is a must. At 560 hectares, this is the largest landscaped English garden in Germany and makes the perfect place for a green holiday in Germany. Of course from one of our fully-furnished villas in Germany you can also enjoy a swimming holiday on the North Sea coast, a beach holiday on the North Frisian islands, a wellness holiday on the islands of Rügen or Usedom, a trekking adventure in the Bavarian Forest, a city break in Berlin, and so much more. Get the most out of your next holiday. Book one of Bungalow.Net's self-catering villas in Germany today!

Bungalow.Net's villas in Germany for a special cultural holiday

Bungalow.Net's villas in Germany are beautiful holiday accommodations ideally situated for that extra special holiday with family or friends. Not only do you have magnificent opportunities for hiking along some of the best footpaths in Europe, but there's also excellent facilities for a water sports holiday in the Mecklenburg Lake District when you reserve a villa on a lake in Germany. Book a ski villa in Germany and a winter sports break at fantastic ski resorts such as Winterberg is also a possibility. What's more, all of these and more lie within easy reach of our villas with internet in Germany. Of course you're not going to want to miss out on all the cultural sites of Germany either. From one of our pet-friendly villas in Germany you can visit wonderful historic cities like Cologne, famous for its Gothic cathedral where you will find beautiful works of art in the form of stained glass windows, crosses, the Occident sculpture, altar and more. And no cultural holiday in Germany would be complete without a trip to the Wartburg in Eisenach. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999, it is one of the best preserved feudal castles in Germany. Here Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German and the romantic operas of Wagner were once performed. In short, Germany is a land full of possibilities. But don't just take our word for it. Book one of Bungalow.Net's spacious villas in Germany today and see for yourself!

Bungalow.Net's villas in Germany for a holiday among nature

Bungalow.Net's villas in Germany offer comfortable holiday accommodation for those who would like to enjoy an active holiday among nature in Germany. Our pet-friendly villas in Germany are situated in beautiful locations throughout the country, in places like the Black Forest, Bavarian Alps, Mecklenburg Lake District, Hesse, Winterberg, North Sea coast, North Frisian islands, and more. For example, with our self-catering villas on the island of Rügen you can enjoy a wonderful holiday in the countryside. Home to three nature reserves, the island of Rügen is the largest German island in the Baltic Sea. Steep cliffs form a perfect backdrop to a fantastic beach holiday in Putbus, the first seaside resort in Germany. Reserve a child-friendly beach villa in Germany and spend the day building sandcastles with the kids or take a relaxing walk along the island's coast. If you love nature you won't be disappointed with Bungalow.Net's affordable villas in Germany. Book yours today!

Types of houses

    Holiday homes Germany

    Holiday homes Germany

    Our holiday homes in Germany will ensure a wonderful holiday. Not only are they located close to tourist sights, but you can also be among nature in a very short time. There is plenty to see and do in Germany. You will find them among nature, on the waterfront and in the woods, but the accommodations in the city are another great place to stay, especially for a city trip. Bring your dog along on your holiday with our pet-friendly holiday homes in Germany. It's not only extra fun, but the dog can accompany you on long hikes and even when visiting a city. There's a suitable place to stay for everyone, from an affordable cottage to a luxurious holiday home with jacuzzi. Choose the accommodation that matches your wishes and come enjoy a fantastic relaxing holiday, whether you choose a family vacation or a break for just the two of you.

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    Apartments Germany

    Apartments Germany

    Our apartments in Germany allow you to fully enjoy a city trip or a special cultural holiday. The apartments in the city in Germany are especially nice accommodations. A cozy attic loft or a luxurious penthouse overlooking the rooftops, there’s plenty of atmosphere to suit everyone. The best part is that you can walk out your door and within just a few steps you are in the historical city center with its old half-timbered houses, churches, palaces, castles, shops and cozy cafés and restaurants. This is an active cultural holiday at its best, but don't forget our apartments near the sea. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony with a breathtaking view over the water enhanced by the sounds of the breaking surf. You are on the beach within minutes where you can go swimming and do a bit of sunbathing. Our apartments in Germany are suitable for every occasion.

    Villas from Germany

    Villas from Germany

    Enjoying the luxury of a holiday villa in Germany is your dream come true. The villas in Germany are located on the best spots and offer all you need. When it’s located on the waterfront you can bring your own boat to enjoy a holiday on the water. You can also enjoy the jacuzzi or sauna if they are present and you may even have your own swimming pool. The spacious garden allows you to enjoy both peace and quiet and privacy, just to sit back and relax with a good book. Make sure you choose a destination among nature you can also enjoy you holiday optimally, take the dog for a walk in the woods or take the car to one of the larger cities in Germany to do some shopping. In a villa with tennis court or at the golf course you will enjoy your favorite sport even more. You will enjoy your stay to the max.

    Group accommodations Germany

    Group accommodations Germany

    Enjoy a weekend break with friends or family in a group accommodation in Germany. It’s just a few hours drive and you can spend some quality time together exploring the beautiful surroundings. Hiking holidays, cultural holidays or skiing holidays, it's all possible with our group houses in Germany. Visit the Sauerland with its picturesque towns, never ending hiking routes and various ski runs. A city trip or a weekend break among nature or at the waterfront are perfect ideas for a great holiday. Our group accommodations in Germany are spacious and offer room for everyone. You can cook and dine together, sit and relax in the garden, and there is also plenty of privacy with multiple bedrooms and several bathrooms. It's the ideal destination when you want to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family or just to be together.

    Holiday parks Germany

    Holiday parks Germany

    Your family holiday begins at our atmospheric holiday parks in Germany, and you don't have to drive for hours to get there. This is why you book a versatile bungalow park in Germany, where the kids can play all they want, on the playground, with the animation team or at the pool. Especially in summer, a holiday park with swimming pool is a much loved destination, and it's easy to combine with an outing, hike, bike trip, visit to a city or a day at the zoo, then take a dive in the refreshing water upon your return. Start the day with the fresh bun/bakery service and close the day with a delicious barbecue or dinner in the restaurant. You will find the holiday parks in the best spots in Germany, among nature, at the waterfront and close to various sights. Your dog is often welcome, an ideal destination for a complete stay with your family.

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Practical Information


For travel to and within Germany you will need the following documents:

  • A valid passport or ID card. From the 12th of June 2012 onwards, children will also need their own identification.

  • A driver’s license is not valid identification, although you will need to bring it along when taking your car to Germany or hiring one locally. Don't forget to bring your car insurance documents.

Driving a car:

  • Speed limits:
    Within the city limits: 50km/h
    Outside the city limits: 100km/h
    Highways 130km/h (min. 60km/h)

  • In Germany there is a mandatory environmental sticker required in certain cities. You can get information or a sticker at your local AA.

  • In Germany the legal limit for drinking and driving is 0.5‰. For drivers under 21 and persons holding a driving license for less than 2 years, there is 0 tolerance.

  • It's mandatory to carry a red warning triangle and a first aid kit in the car.

  • At traffic lights in Germany, both traffic continuing straight and cars turning off have a green light at the same time. When turning left you need to give way to the opposing traffic. Also, bikers and pedestrians will have a green light at the same time, and they also have right of way.

  • Cyclist often cycle on the side of the road. They can be poorly visible due to the hilly terrain. Note that they can cycle anywhere alongside secondary roads. We advise you to pass them in a wide angle. In Germany the indicator must also be used when passing cyclists.

  • In Germany many drivers drive fast, so beware of this.

  • In winter you need winter tires or non-skid chains.

General Information

  • Surface area: 357,022 km²

  • Number of inhabitants: 82.329 million (2009)

  • Capital: Berlin

  • Form of Government: Republic

  • Language: German

  • Currency: Euro


The currency of Germany is the Euro. The coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Euro cents and 1 and 2 Euro. Bank notes come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.

Food and Drink 

- Bockwurst or bratwurst with bread
- Game goulash with red cabbage
- Spätzle (egg noodles often served with sauce or cheese, especially suitable for children)
- Sülze (Pork in aspic)
- Pea soup or lentil soup out of a soup can (often at a parking lot and near tourist attractions)
- Kartoffelsalat (potato salad with bacon, egg, onion and mayonnaise)
- Sauerkraut (seasoned sauerkraut)
- Kohlroulade (meat roll braised in cabbage)
- Rote Grütze (red fruit in syrup, served with cream of vanilla sauce)
- Glühwein (mulled wine)
- Feder Weisse (very young white wine, only available in early autumn)
- German beers (Hefeweizen and Bockbier)
- Käsekuchen (cheesecake)
- Windbeutel (giant profiterole with a choice of filling and/or sauce
- Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black forest cake, chocolate cake with cream and cherries)
- Schmalzkuchen (fried pieces of dough covered in sugar icing)
- Griddle cake (pie with a yeast dough base, topped with various fruits and sometimes a layer of crumble on top)


If you want to bring your pet with you on your holiday to Germany, you need to be mindful of the following:

  • Each pet needs to have a European Pet Passport with the valid vaccinations listed.

  • Pets need to have identification by means of a chip (a tattoo is not valid as of the 2nd of July 2011).

  • Pets need to be vaccinated against the following diseases (at least):
    - Dogs: rabies
    - Cats: feline enteritis and toxoplasmosis

  • Make sure that your pet has been wormed prior to departure.

  • Plan ahead and contact your vet for vaccinations and a pet passport.

  • Take care that your dog is always on a leash in public and that you carry a muzzle if your dog is over 20kg or has a shoulder height over 40cm. The dog doesn't always need to wear it, but you need to be able to show it upon request.

  • Pit-bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Bull Terriers are allowed in Germany if your stay is shorter than 4 weeks. These type of dogs should always wear a muzzle in public.

  • There are certain conditions regarding the transport of pets. Dogs may not sit in the front, and on the back seat the dog must have a special seatbelt. Transporting a dog in a pet carrier/crate is always allowed.

  • You can bring a maximum of 3 dogs to Germany.

Conversation basics

When you go on holiday abroad it almost always means you will encounter a different language. Also in Germany, where the inhabitants speak German. Therefore we’d like to introduce you to the conversation basics. It’s always appreciated if you know a few words in the foreign language.

In German there are some letters that need attention for the pronunciation:
"a" is pronounced as the British "a" in can't
"s" is pronounced as "z"
"z" is pronounced as "ts"

Good morning - Gutenmorgen (gootenmorgen)
Good day - Gutentag (gootentaag)
Good evening - Gutenabend (gootenabend)
Hello - Hallo (halloo)
Goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen (auf weederzahn)
Please when giving/when receiving - Bitte (beete / Gerne (gerne)
Thank you - Vielen Dank (feelen dank)
Sorry - Entschuldigung (entshooldeegoong)
Yes - Ja (yah)
No - Nein (nine)

Supermarket - Supermarkt (zoopermarkt)
Bakery - Bäckerei (beckereye)
Butcher - Fleischerei (fly-shereye)
Restaurant - Restaurant (restaurant)
Pharmacy - Apotheke (apothaka)
Hospital - Krankenhaus (krunkenhouse)
Doctor - Doktor (doctore)
Dentist - Zahnartzt (tsaahnaartst)
Swimming pool - Schwimmbad (shweembaad)
Beach - Strand (shtrand)

One - Eins (yns)
Two - Zwei (tswy)
Three - Drei (dry)
Four - Vier (feer)
Five - Fünf (fuenf)
Six - Sechs (zex)
Seven - Sieben (zeeben)
Eight - Acht (acht)
Nine - Neun (nine)
Ten - Zehn (tsane)

Cultural habits

  • Germans usually eat the largest meal of the day at noon, but you can get a hot meal in the evening in restaurants. If you like to eat out for lunch you will find hot dishes on the menu as well. The portions served are often larger than what you are used to.

  • For services like in restaurants it's customary to give a tip if you're satisfied. This is usually 5 to 10%.

  • Always address a person you do not know formally (Sie), it's considered rude if you address someone you don't know informally (du). It must always be agreed upon with both parties to use the less formal form “du”, this is called "dutzen". It's also easiest to address people using Sie as it uses the complete conjugation and it is always the safest.

  • When invited over for coffee, usually there are several sorts of cakes and pies put on the table. It's customary to not eat one piece but several. Coffee is usually served at the dining table.

  • When hiking among nature it's customary to greet people that are coming from the other direction or if you pass people going in the same direction as you.

  • When walking in a city beware of dog dropWhen walking in a city beware of dog droppings. Dogs often relieve themselves on the streets.pings. Dogs often relieve themselves on the streets.

  • Shops are often closed on Saturday afternoons. Supermarkets have longer opening hours nowadays.

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