Transportation To, From, and In Germany

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Most medical tourists will not require a visa for entering into Germany, but all will require a valid passport for identification purposes. Visitors can stay up to 90 consecutive days in Germany, so rest assured there will be plenty of time for some sightseeing, if medically allowed and desired. You will most likely fly into one of the many international airports, which are found in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, and Stuttgart. You may have to take a connecting flight from another part of Europe, however most flights can be found discounted throughout the year, depending on the time and region of travel.

Being a populous country in Europe, Germany has a well-advanced and well-organized transportation system. There are multiple options to get from one region of Germany to another. You could conveniently fly domestically from one airport to another; however, taking a train can be more budget-friendly. Germany has a fast and often affordable railway system called Deutsche Bahn, and many Germans frequently use the train system as their method of long and short distance transportation. Major cities are connected through the Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity Expressway called ICE trains, which travel at high speeds. The same system offers fast and efficient regional travel as well.

If you prefer traveling by car, thankfully Germany has a hugely popular and extensive roadway system. Whether it’s the well-paved inter-city roads, or the excellent toll free Autobahn highway system, traveling by car is a German national pride. Riding the Autobahn can be a bit scary at first because of the stretches of no speed limits, but as long as you, or the person driving drives on the right-hand side, your fears should be limited. Driving on the Autobahn and watching the flashy cars speed past can be exhilarating.