I'm currently backpacking through Europe and was given an invitation to Oktoberfest for this Friday. I'm really excited about this, but can't seem to find any places to stay that aren't booked or very expensive. I'd like to spend Friday and Saturday night there, giving me the opportunity to see the rest of Munich. What are my options in the area to find a place to sleep? Are there non-hostel options or perhaps one that isn't well known?
posted by defben
on Sep 23, 2008 -
I'm leaving for Europe this week and will be gone for about two and a half weeks. I've got a bunch of family in Germany so they'll be showing me around there, but I'm also planning on going to Italy for approximately five days, give or take (no rigid schedule). I was hoping some people could give me some first hand recommendations on what would really make my experience a blast. [more inside]
posted by defben
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Help! I need to find a documentary photograph related to the wave of anti-Semitic incidents in West Germany in the early 1960s. Surely the power of the green can help? [more inside]
posted by scody
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Based on your own experience in Germany over the last year: is Deutsche Bahn's systemwide smoking ban inside Germany being enforced?
posted by kalapierson
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Berlin / Germany internet installation: I might stay a few months in an apartment in Berlin, where there currently is no internet connection installed. What (if any) are my options? [more inside]
posted by gmm
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Why did the allies permit West Germany sovereignty after World War II (admittedly only in 1955) rather than keeping control in their hands? Were they not at all suspicious of Germany after its role in the first two world wars?
posted by shivohum
on Jul 29, 2008 -
can/should i buy an iphone in the u.s. or europe? i searched the old posts and they said buy it in europe. but i'm living in germany for only a year, so if i buy the phone in germany, will i be screwed when i come back to the states? what about other countries? who knows where i'll end up next, so what if i move to france?
either way i'm annoyed. i'm loving this weak dollar and like buying stuff on the cheap! damn you, at&t.
posted by badish
on Jul 24, 2008 -
I'm traveling to South Africa next week, and need to make regular calls to Germany. I'm from the UK and have a UK mobile. What's the cheapest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by gkhewitt
on Jul 18, 2008 -
My boyfriend and I will be meeting my dad in Berlin in mid-September. I've never been to Germany and my boyfriend has never been to Switzerland, and we'll be there a total of 10 days. How should we split up our time, and what should we see? My dad will be renting a car, so we're planning on driving between cities. Any suggestions are appreciated!
posted by odayoday
on Jun 26, 2008 -
I'm organizing a trip to Berlin for about 10 people in their mid-twenties in July. What should we not miss? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus
on Jun 19, 2008 -
I'll be in Germany for about 3 weeks in September/October. I want to get a tattoo (towards the end of the trip, probably) while I'm there. Any recommendations from personal experience? I don't speak German but will be with a native. [more inside]
posted by pontouf
on May 12, 2008 -
Help an American traveling in Germany get around for a month this summer - car or train? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay
on Apr 23, 2008 -
I'm a 21 year old Canadian considering moving to Europe, and I'm mostly looking at Germany. What difficulties might I face? Which country might be the easiest to get a EU citizenship in? [more inside]
posted by radgardener
on Feb 4, 2008 -
What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
posted by barrakuda
on Jan 31, 2008 -
Where is a good place in a European city for a non-European to buy a small but nice two bedroom apartment for holidays? Looking for a city environment. How much would I need to spend? Are there any regulatory hurdles? Where do I find them? [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Why were the Germans allied with the Japanese in WWII?
Why were the Americans at war with the Japanese?
posted by TigerCrane
on Dec 22, 2007 -
I have just been accepted into a study abroad program in Germany for next summer, and am very excited! But now I would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah
on Nov 30, 2007 -
My friend and I are going to Germany. We have both read "Gravity's Rainbow" and are interested in checking out a site or two related to the German rocket program during WWII, like Cuxhaven, Nordhausen, or Peenemünde. Does anyone know anything about spots like this?
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I'm spent over four months in my my life on vacation in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I've done all of the touristy stuff. I'm bored out of my wits. What else can one do around here? [more inside]
posted by ye#ara
on Oct 7, 2007 -
Pre-paid international shipping? I'd like to have someone drop something off in Germany and have the item shipped to me in Canada at my expense. Simpler is better. [more inside]
posted by tiamat
on Sep 26, 2007 -
What chocolate, candy, sweets, etc, from Canada should I send to my friend in Germany? What do I have here that she would never have tried there?
posted by arcticwoman
on Sep 22, 2007 -
How does one say "Merry Christmas" in Bavaria? Is it Fröhliche Weihnachten? Frohe Weihnachten? Something else? I'm looking for the standard phrase people write in Christmas cards.
posted by The corpse in the library
on Sep 12, 2007 -
The Postal Service of a few different countries is a factor in where I decide to move. [more inside]
posted by Rykey
on Sep 2, 2007 -
A german friend of mine needs to send me ~US$300. What is a simple and inexpensive way for her to send me the money from Germany to the US? Speed is not important.
posted by kickingtheground
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Help me find a new (I think) nonfiction book about Germany in World War II. All I know about it: It MAY have been recently mentioned in the NY Times (a search there failed) and one memorable scene. In the scene, a German pilot writes about flying over Normandy on D-Day, seeing the sheer mass of the Allied force, and knowing right then that the war was lost for his country. I know it's not much to go on, but can anyone help?
posted by GaelFC
on Jun 25, 2007 -
My parents decided they want to visit Munich during the Oktoberfest. Every hotel or B&B near the town center seems to be booked or prohibitively expensive during this time. Can anybody recommend lodgings or other areas in which to look for lodgings that are not directly in the town center? [more inside]
posted by chillmost
on Jun 21, 2007 -
CornballFilter : I'm trying to change the words of an old German song to make a German girl laugh. (Look .... you are just going to have to trust me on this) Need help making it rhyme. [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature
on Jun 18, 2007 -
MusicalInstrumentFilter: I was watching a program on german folk music, and one musical instrument basically looked like a small milk churner, and made a .. uh.. farting sound. Anyone know the instrument?
posted by slater
on Jun 16, 2007 -
I am visiting Lourdes in mid-August with my family, there will be 6 adults and 1 4 year old child. I am looking for some tips about this and what to do afterwards. [more inside]
posted by trashcan
on May 29, 2007 -
So I'm going to Germany for about a week this summer, flying into Cologne. The cash available for good times is significantly lower than I had thought. Anyone have good ideas for cheap ways around and thru Deutschland? Can I take an inner-tube down the Rhine? [more inside]
posted by bluenausea
on May 16, 2007 -