Germany is really what I consider to be my second home and there is a special place for it in my heart; there are so many reasons to visit Germany and here are 7 things for you to know when visit Germany and enjoy much of it, no matter what your level of German.
1. Country Size & Travel Basics:
Germany is about the size of the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin together and they have a population of 80 million people—we have about 300 million on a huge plot of land, so obviously Germany is much more densely populated. Germany is actually a bit diverse, although that varies from region to region.
Most Germans, in particular in big cities like Hamburg, Bremen, Stuttgart, Munich, and Berlin speak some amount of English. And as the Germans say themselves, you can do a lot by gesturing "with your hands and your feet." You shouldn’t have too many problems.
You could contact the Office of Tourism in places you would like to visit and have them send you some maps and other information before you go. There are lots of opportunities to have city tours in English, too. If you want to get some basics down before you go, take 10 or 12 lessons to get some basics down, if not a whole year’s worth of classes. It will enrich your life and bring you more authentic experiences on your trip!