Difficulty Level: Average
Time Required: varies
- Take a Foreign-German dictionary from your original country.
- Bring some German currency.
- If you bring a computer and it doesn’t accept 230V, be sure to take an auto-transformer (not the simple “converters” used for hairdryers).
- Take all the clothes you might need before you leave your home, as the prices are quite high in Germany.
- For presents take T-Shirts, sweat-shirts, baseball-caps, mementos from famous places in your neighborhood.
- Cartoons, cook-books, travel guides, historical books, biographies, etc. are good presents too.
- Another good idea for presents is bringing local magazines, posters, CD’s, delicatessen.
- If possible, refrain from taking a car, as it might cause problems with delivery and spare parts for some models.
- Enjoy your visit to the full.
- Be sure to invite your German friend to visit your hometown.
- Make sure that you have a place to stay for the first few nights.
- Remember that the voltage / frequency in Germany is 220-240 V / 50 Hz.
- Good places to buy something at off-hours are gas-stations where various goods (not just candy-bars) are sold.