Getting around in Germany

Germans are known to be a nation of car lovers. Hence, Germany boasts an excellent road network. However, almost all bigger cities suffer from a severe parking problem. Space is scarce and expensive. One way streets and traffic jams often take the enjoyment out of thejourney. When driving on Germany's motorways, drivers should be aware of frequent tolls which can make the cost of their journey considerably higher.

Public transport is excellent. Germany's rail network is comfortable, reliable and fast. The website offers comprehensive information on time tables, services and discounts. Whenever possible, taking the train is to be recommended over taking the bus which although cheaper is far less comfortable.

All major cities feature impressive public transport systems. Tube, tram and busses assure reliable transportation. During the night, there often exists a network of night buses, obviously a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi.

Many of Germany's cities encourage cyclists with designated bicycle lanes.