• While most other shops are closed on Sundays, cafés and restaurants, are normally open all weekend.
  • There are many street food options in Germany, although smaller towns will usually only offer Wurst (sausage) and breads as snacks – but believe me these are usually very good.
  • Cities like Berlin have a thriving vegetarian and vegan culture. If you’re eating on a budget, look out an ‘Imbiss’, a cheap snack shop that can be found on almost any busy street, train station, market and even parking lot.
  • With beer being a national drink, it’s  not unusual to see ordinary, everyday people enjoying a beer with lunch.  Don’t mistake Bavaria as the only place for good beer; Munich’s Paulaner and Löwerbräu are also contenders that have achieved international fame. Berlin is at the centre of a craft-beer revolution, while further north in Alpirsbach, Erfurt, Bamberg and Görlitz, offer excellent regional options.