Getting a tax refund in Austria is simple and fast, the process exceeded our expectations, as I thought that it would be time-consuming. There are currently 2 companies are handling the VAT refunds in Austria, Global Blue and Planet Tax-free. This post will share the tax refund procedure and also the fast refund, which can be done in the city downtown this will in turn save your time at the airport, and also receive extra cash for more shopping in town.
We were contemplating if we should get the sim card before our trip to Switzerland and Austria, or to buy at the airport as we had bad experience in Germany. After doing our research, we decided to purchase the sim card prior the trip.
This is our personal experience that we encountered in Germany Munich International Airport, hope that it can help friends who will be visiting Europe for the first time or departing from the Munich International Airport.
To note that all Tax refund procedure in Europe is pretty much the same, there are currently 2 companies that are handling the VAT refunds, Global Blue and Premier Tax-free.
A long journey from Fussen to Berlin by train. Initially, we thought of taking the plane. However, we decided to have a different experience by taking the train. A lot of things happened that day when we were on the train, it was not only an experience but also a lesson learnt.
Fussen, Hohenschwangau a place where the Walt Disney inspired Neuschwanstein Castle situate, and the neo-Gothic Hohenschwangau Castle, which was built in the 19th century by the Bavarian kings. The trails that lead to Marienbrücke, a bridge with awesome views, will leave you in awe. At the eastern tip of Alpsee lake, there is the Museum of the Bavarian Kings that offers exhibits about the Wittelsbach dynasty.
We will cover the important things like how do we get the tickets, what are the better and cheaper options. What should we do in Fussen?
Fussen, Hohenschwangau where the famous Neuschwanstein Castle sits above the small village of Hohenschwangau in the South West of Bavaria in Germany, close to the Austrian border. The nearest railway station is 5 kilometres away in the town of Fussen. For easy understanding, I will put down the necessary transport information, example: train, bus and cab duration, cost and what ticket to buy in order to save cost.
Walking in Rothenburg the whole day, and it is time for lunch before we continue our sightseeing. We found one of the well-known family restaurant that is in the town of Rothenburg that serve nice German food.
Spent a few days in Munich and we ventured to the town nearby. You can visit Rothenburg and spend a day in this beautiful little town. Here we will cover the places of interest, photo taking spot, how to get there and some of the little things we saw and did that day.
A detailed and yet simple to understand train guide for travellers planning their trip to Germany. I will be covering the different types of tickets available (only in places I covered), things to note when boarding the train, different classes. As we only travelled within Germany, I cannot help much if you are planning on a Europe rail trip. (more…)