It is relatively easy to find a room in a hotel or pension in Germany, even in small towns or large villages. The range of prices for a night's accommodation is wide, depending on the standard of services offered and the location of the establishment. In smaller towns located in attractive tourist areas, you can also find rooms to rent at a reasonable rate in private homes. In large towns and cities it is harder to find inexpensive accommodation. If cost is a consideration, it may be necessary to take a room in a hotel that is some distance from the city center.
German cuisine does not enjoy the same reputation as that of, say, France, but nevertheless you can eat very well here. There are many establishments that specialize in regional cuisine, which, although some what heavy, is always very appetizing. It is also easy to find good restaurants serving ethnic cuisine, such as Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Thai or Turkish. In the past few years, some fine restaurants have opened. Run by renowned master chefs, they serve excellent cuisine of the very highest European standards. From the many thousands of restaurants throughout Germany.
Throughout Germany, beer is undoubtedly the most popular drink, and each region has its own beer brewing traditions. However, the country is also renowned for excellent wines, which are produced in the south. The most well known are Mosel and Rhine wines, although these are not necessarily better than Franconian wines. Stronger spirits and liqueurs are also available, as are some very pleasant non alcoholic cols drinks.
Germans are renowned for reliability and hard work, and manufactured goods produced here are of excellent quality. At the same time, the tradition of handicrafts and various types of folk art continue in different parts of the country. For elegantly produced, well designed items, visitors should try one of the vast shopping centers that are to be found in every large city. However, visiting a market a an ideal opportunity to purchase a souvenir that is a regional specialty.