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Transport in Germany

We all know that the oldest subway in Europe is in London and a bit later comes the Budapest one, which is the first electrified. The numbers show that there are 26 countries in Europe with a Metro. The official name of the transport network in 23 of the countries includes the name of the city and the word “Metro” afterwards. However this is not the case in Germany, the United Kingdom and Austria. Focusing on Germany, in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg, and Vienna "U-Bahn" is how people refer to the subterranean mode of transportation . While in the UK the word “Underground” (or just "the Tube") is somehow….common, when you see the blue sign "U-Bahn" (abbreviation of Untergrundbahn), you might get confused. More so if your are a first time visitor of Germany. The confusion goes deeper when you see the green sign "S-Bahn" (Stadtschnellbahn). Now, you might infer that their metro is split in two parts or that you just didn't find it. There is no logical explanation ...

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European Plugs and Sockets

It is really unpleasant, while in London and you need to charge a Mobile, but …ups…the socket in the hotel is UK Standard. Then, you ask at reception if they have any EU to UK electricity adapters, but they don’t, because they already ran out of them. Anyway, only choice for you is to walk out and buy an adapter . Of course you will have to pay at least 3 times the price, because it turns out that such an adapter is a valuable item. We’d like to put some light on the mess with the Adapter ...
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