Travel in Germany

Traveling in Germany can be your ruin. The regular costs for train-tickets are sometimes very hight.

But There are some possibility that makes your travel payable.

You should check out the special offers of the Deutsche Bahn or other public transports.
If you are on tour with your family, friends or any group, check out the costs for the group, so you may save a lot of money.

You can go by Bus – Fernbus can be very economic. It´s worth comparing several bus-lines.                                    German bus-lines in test:

You can find somebody to take you with him/her in the car:

Scout out the region

You can find a “Länder-Ticket” in many regions, that allows you to travel the whole day in a certain area.

To travel through Saarland and Rheinland Pfalz and the region around it, check out Saarland-Ticket.



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medical care/Pharmacy/Emergency Assistance – Notdienste

Medical On-Call Service and/or Emergency Assistance: 116117
If you urgently need medical care outside regular consultation hours and do not know where to find the nearest medical on-call service, you can dial 116117. Your call will be forwarded to the on-call service responsible for you. In case of acute life-threatening situations, i.e. in case of an emergency, please always call 112!

Emergency Pharmacy Finder: 0800 0022833
On this free landline number, you can find the nearest emergency pharmacy. By mobile phone, please call 22833 (69 cent/minute). Or send and SMS saying „apo“ to 22833 (69 cent/sms). You will immediately get several answer messages containing the nearest emergency pharmacies. The „Apothekenfinder“ App provided for Apple, Android and Windows-8 smartphones and tablets (free download) shows the duty pharmacies, too.

On the internet, you can search duty pharmacies free of charge by using the online emergency services search function on Simply enter your location or postal code in the search box and all duty pharmacies in your area will be displayed together with a map. This works from any computer or smartphone with an internet connection.


learning German – App

This app was been tested by Stiftung Warentest:

App for German beginners and advanced   –  Level A1 to B1

first step: choose your language




Start:  first words              (Hallo – Tschüss)

den Lernplan kann man selbst wählen




bis hin zum Lernbereich “Beruf”      –   to learning area “Beruf” (profession)

Learn important expressions and get some training for certain situations.


Grammatik, Lese- und Hörverstehen, Vokabeltraining im Sprachniveau A1 bis B1 und das extra Lernfeld “Beruf”




112 – european Emergency call

Anyone who falls ill at night or during a weekend or gets in distress can rely on a large network of assistance in Germany. For instance, hundreds of pharmacies provide around-the-clock service. Information on how to find these pharmacies and other important numbers and services are contained in the list below.

Emergency Call: 112
Not only in Germany but all over Europe, the phone number for medical emergencies is 112. Emergency calls are free of charge from any (mobile) telephone. If you dial the emergency number 112, it is very important for the rescue team that you describe the accident as precisely as possible. The following questions may help:

• Where did the accident happen?
• What happened?
• How many injured people are there?
• What kind of injuries?
• Who reports the emergency?

Police: 110

Poison Emergency Number
In case of poisoning caused by chemicals, drugs, or parts of plants, there are emergency hotlines in Germany. There is no single number for this service. Every federal state has its own poison information centres that are available around the clock.

Homburg (Saarland)
Phone: 06841 19240

Berlin (Berlin and Brandenburg)
Phone: 030 19240

Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Phone: 0228 19240

Erfurt (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia)
Phone: 0361 730730

Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg)
Phone: 0761 19240

Göttingen (Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein)
Phone: 0551 19240

Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse)
Phone: 06131 19240

Munich (Bavaria)
Phone: 089 19240