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Canceling hotel after getting a visa

Hello,

I am a doctoral student in Germany and am inviting my parents from India for a short visit. I sent them an official invitation letter from the Ausländerbehörde which is called 'Verpflichtungserklärung'. This invitation clearly states that they will be accomodated at my apartment (which is a studentwohnheim -student apartment) which is big enough for all of us. But the German Consulate in India is not accepting this letter and is saying that it cannot be used as a proof of accomodation…

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Cute cabin in South of Black Forest?

Hi, can anyone recommend a cute forest cabin type lodge in the south of the Black Forest? We're flying into Basel so somewhere not too far from there, definitely not past Freiburg. Looking for the kind of place that's like a fairy tale type cabin in the woods. Or anything even close to that haha! Or can you suggest an area I should look at? I'm sure you can see I'm pretty lost here, I just want to make sure we have the best possible time!! So excited!

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Tips/Places to see in Germany/London/Paris

So my wife and I are heading from the states to Europe for 2-3 weeks in July. My father was born & raised in Marburg, and his side of the family still lives there - this will be my third trip over (first without my parents) and my wife's first trip. As is always the case, we're stuck with too many things and too short of time. But rather than get into everything we've flagged, I'm looking for some general tips, tricks, or recommendations.

We're currently trying to put together a basic…

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My favorite places in Cologne

Here the list of things you should see in Cologne:
1. Cathedral
2. Cologne carneval (seasonal, February)
3. Chocolate Museum
4. Old town with bars and Little Shops
5. 4711 buildung
6. Ludwig museum
7. Make a boot ride on the river Rhine
8. Kölner Lichter ( seasonal, Juli)
9. Gestapo Museum
10. Roman-Germanic Museum
This is a truly personal list. There are many other things to discover in Cologne like the Hohenzollern bridge or the parfume museum. And plenty of hidden secrets as well. If you have…

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Train Travel in Germany

Hi,
We are 4 adult Indians (aged 39, 40, 42 & 65yrs) traveling to Germany & Paris for the first time. We arrive in Munich on 30 May and fly back to India from Paris on 20 June (Total 22 days). This is my second post on this forum with regards to this trip. This post is specifically with regards to train travel within Germany.

We are going to travel by train from Munich to Nuremberg to Dresden to Berlin to Heidelberg to Cologne to Paris. We shall also do day trips to Dacau, Fussen, Bambe

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Can't find a bicycle rental in Frankfurt for a trip in May

Does anyone know of a bike shop in Frankfurt that rents good touring bicycles. We will be biking along the Rhine River to Amsterdam leaving May 2 from Frankfurt and returning May 19. None of the bike rental shops are responding to us.

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Frankfurt main airport and Frankfurt Hahn transit costs and time

Hi,
How is the transit time and expense between Frankfurt main airport and Frankfurt Hahn ? Trying to decide if itsa a better option than a direct London flight as its 160 USD cheaper through Germany .Thanks .

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Working holiday visa with criminal record?

I was caught 18 months ago drink driving and unsure if I have a criminal record, chances are I do so I was wondering how a criminal record can affect me getting a working holiday visa in Germany?

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tips for travelling

Hello. I'm going to see a bit of Germany at the end of the month, I will spend most of the time in Nuremberg but I want so save 2 days for Berlin. So my question is what is the cheapest way to travel between Munchen/ Nuremberg and Berlin ? Also how does the rideshare function? Is it ok ? If I choose to use this for how many days before should I look for something? My plane lands in Munchen, so is there anything in the city I shouldn't miss for nothing in the world? Thank you.

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Advice for Spreewald?

In May, want to fly into Berlin and then spend a couple of days in the spreewald region to relax, enjoy the countryside, cycle, canoe, etc. Does anyone have advice for a good base? Hotel/accommodation suggestion would be greatly appreciated - or even just the name of a town/village that is a good starting point for activities without being too urban/crowded/touristy. After all, this is supposed to be a thoroughly relaxed couple of days... I guess we will have to rent a car for convenience, but…