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Germany Travel Guide for Students

Don't know where to begin exploring your new study destination? In our Germany travel guide, we'll help you know your way around the country as a student.

Apr 9, 2024
  • Student Tips
  • Study Abroad
Germany Travel Guide for Students

Local travel

Many cities offer student discounts on public transport, and most semester fees cover your student transit card, so make sure to look into the specifics of your university's offering.

Here are the most popular travel apps in Germany:

Exploring Germany on a budget

Here are some ways to have an authentic German experience for very cheap or even free:

Student discounts

Always keep your student ID card (Studentenausweis) with you when you go out so that you can take advantage of student discounts in Germany.

You can also contact the student union or office of your university. They may provide you with a list of companies and services that charge students less.

Here are the places that usually offer student discounts to help you get started:

  • In the majority of German cities, students are entitled to discounted public transportation prices
  • Deutsche Bahn offers significant discounts on train tickets
  • H&M, Zara, and MediaMarkt are recognized for their enticing student discounts
  • Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, and other popular tech brands and software companies provide discounts or even free access for students
  • Thalia, a popular bookstore chain, offers discounts on textbooks and academic literature
  • Cafeterias and restaurants located in or close to university campuses have special menus for students
  • Many museums and galleries, like the Deutsches Museum in Munich and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, offer significantly discounted or free tickets
  • Cinemas, theaters, operas, and festivals can also have special prices for students
  • Check with your local gym - they may offer you a discount

International travel

Germany is a great destination if you plan on exploring Europe while studying. Not only is it in the EU, which means borderless travel, but it's also interconnected with numerous other countries via countless bus, train and plane lines.

Here are a few of the most popular international travel destinations from Germany, and how much the train costs you from Berlin:

CityCountryPrice
PragueCzech Republic€20-30
ZurichSwitzerland€50-60
SalzburgAustria€50-70
BrusselsBelgium€20-30
MaastrichtThe Netherlands€30-40

Source: Deutsche Bahn, the German national railway company.

Conclusion

Students in Germany have an excellent opportunity to explore the country without breaking the bank. Thanks to its central location in Europe and extensive transportation network, students can easily travel to numerous European destinations as well.

So make the most of your studies in Germany and participate in diverse cultural and travel experiences!

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