Germany is synonymous with beer, sausages, “seriousness,” wild techno parties, magnificent castles, and fantastic hiking. It is enormous, complex, and impressive.
In Berlin, there is a lively international art and music scene; magnificent forests in the west; large cathedrals; picturesque “Sound of Music” cities in the south; and historic towns and beaches in the north are ignored.
Reading Opodo reviews, travelling around Germany will be a fantastic travel experience, whether you are backpacking, travelling on a mid-range budget, or having a free-spending account. And Germany is a budget-friendly country, so saving some extra Euros is an excellent place to do it!
Below are different budgets for a trip to Germany.
Compared with other European countries, accommodation in Germany is very affordable. Hostels are abundant and range from around EUR 10-22 ($11-25 USD) for a dorm room per night. For a private bed, expect to pay about 40-50 EUR ($45-57 USD) per night.
Free WiFi is customary, and free breakfast is also provided in many hostels. Budget hotel rates start in the same price range, so expect a small double room with a private bathroom, wardrobe, and maybe a desk to pay between EUR 45-65 ($51-71 USD).
Another great choice is Airbnb, with shared accommodation costing as little as EUR 30 (USD 34) per night and a whole apartment or home starting from EUR 50 (USD 57). Though wild camping is illegal, the country has a lot of campsites around it. For a simple story, expect to pay 5-20 EUR ($6-23 USD) per night.
Food is inexpensive (and hearty) in Germany. You can eat out for about 2-4 EUR/ USD 2.50-5 (great sausages and bratwurst) from outdoor vendors. Meals cost just 9-15 EUR ($10-17 USD) at many of the world’s beer halls.
It costs about 5 EUR (USD 6) for pre-made sandwiches. It will cost about 7 EUR (USD 8) for fast food (think McDonald’s). For a good pint, beer costs typically 4-5 EUR ($4.50-5.70 USD). A typical German meal plus a beer will cost about 14-18 EUR ($16-20 USD) if you eat in the beer halls.
For as little as 5 EUR (USD 6), Turkish, Middle East, and Asian food can be found, whereas a more special meal at a sit-down restaurant would cost just over 20 EUR (USD 23). If you plan to cook for yourself, it will cost about 35-65 EUR ($40-74 USD) for a week’s worth of groceries.
High-speed trains in Germany are costly; Berlin will cost over EUR 180 (USD 205) to Munich! For a second-class fare, most of the other (slower) intercity trains cost about 40-70 EUR ($46-80 USD).
Taking a slow regional train or an overnight bus is cheaper. It costs between 15-30 EUR ($17-34 USD) for most intercity bus tickets. The faster you book your tickets in Germany, the cheaper it is, so if you have dates set, do not wait! City transit systems are efficient for public transportation and cost about EUR 1-3 per single fare, but you will typically find day passes to get you a better rate. Most cities offer about 18 EUR (USD 21) daily rentals if you want to explore via bicycle.
Museums cost between 1-15 EUR ($1.15-17 USD). It cost 24-40 EUR ($27-46 USD) for bike tours and river cruises. Travelup reviews illustrate different price views from feedbacks from customers. Most city tours range from 12-25 EUR ($14-29 USD). It costs around 18 EUR (USD 21) per day to rent a bike, although prices can differ in each city.