Things to know when traveling in Germany! so first of all always follow the rules Germans love their rules so don’t break them and if you ever find someone yelling at you in German and you’re not sure what they’re saying just look at what you’re doing because something is wrong.
Best Tips For Travelling In Germany
Don’t try to figure out what they are saying because you won’t understand just say Enschuldigung ( excuse me) This week we’re gonna talk about the rules on the streets.
First the Autobahn. Yes, it is true what you have heard about the Autobahn There is no speed limit however when there is a construction zone it may go down to 80kilometers so watch out for that.
Also, when driving on the Autobahn stay to the right. The left side is for passing only. If you stay on the left you will get someone on your ass.
You may think you’re going fast but in Germany, there’s always someone that can go even faster. Blitzers! You will not see many police officers pulling people over but be careful because the innovative German shave thought ahead and they have randomly planted Blitzers all around town. And what is a Blitzer?
A Blitzer is a speed monitor with a camera to track your speed or doing anything you shouldn’t be doing. It will conveniently take a picture of you in your car and send you a fine in the mail.
These are usually only between 10 to 15 Euro fines depending on how fast you’re going and it won’t usually show up on your American driving license history but it is still a ticket nonetheless.
Look out for zebra stripes these are for pedestrians only and they always have the right-of-way. Also, watch out for the bike lanes because they are only for cyclists. Stay out of the way or you will get nasty looks or even get run over.
Never cross a crosswalk on a red light especially when children are watching. On a positive note, not everything is restricted in Germany. We were pleasantly surprised to find that you’re allowed to drink beer on the street.