Traveling in, around, or through Germany? Then you must get to know German transportation vocabulary! Knowing terms and phrases related to how to get around in the German language will really help make all your travel desires easier.
The German word for transportation is Transport. In fact, a number of German words for transportation sound like they do in English translations, or very similar anyways.
Let’s begin by learning a bit about Germany and why you might want to travel there. Afterward, you can be sure we’ll cover the most important German transportation vocabulary you need to know!
Germany – The Basics
Here are some key travel facts about Germany
- Location: Central Europe
- Bordering nations: Denmark, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands
- Capital: Berlin
- Population: Over 83 million
- Other Major Cities: Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf
- Climate: Temperate and marine
- Weather: between 23°C (73°F) and 26°C (79°F) during the summer and 0°C (32°F) during winter
- Main transportation mode: Bus or public transport
- Public transportation system: U-Bahn, S-Bahn
- Interesting places to visit:
- Neuschwanstein Castle
- Berlin Zoological Garden
- The Black Forest
- The Rhine
- The Berlin Wall
- Brandenburg Gate
In order to visit each of these attractions, you’ll need to know some German language to get around. Let’s get learning!
Common Modes Of Transportation In Germany
Even though the majority of people in the larger cities get around on bus or public transport, it’s handy to know familiar and new words related to transportation. Here are some common types of transportation in German.
Places To Get Transportation
It’s important to know the names of the places where you need to catch your bus, plane, or train! So here they are!
How To Ask About Transportation In German
What do you do if you can’t find the place you need or if you aren’t sure what to do when you get there? Ask! Here are some useful questions to help you get around Germany.
Different Kinds Of Transportation Tickets
You can’t go anywhere without a ticket! Make sure you know how to ask for one and understand if people are asking you to show your ticket.
How To Ask About Transportation Tickets In German
Public Transport Related Vocabulary In German
Seeing as public transportation is so incredible in Germany, you’ll be using it a lot. Here are some words you can use to help you find and use public transportation in Germany.
Car Related Vocabulary In German
You may find that you’d rather rent a car than take the train or other modes of transport to get around. Here are some useful terms you should know when driving a car.
Car Related Conversational Phrases In German
Bicycle-Related Vocabulary In German
After public transport, cycling is the German’s favorite way to get around. Here are the words to help your bicycle around too.
|der Radfahrer / die Radfahrerin
Airplane-Related Vocabulary In German
Airplanes are most commonly taken to fly in and out of Germany rather than within it. It’s most likely that you’ll be traveling by train, but just in case, here is vocabulary relating to plane travel.
At The Airport
|die Hin- und Rückfahrkarte
On The Airplane
Airplane Travel Related Phrases In German
Train Related Vocabulary In German
You also be likely to take a train while traveling through Germany, especially if you have a Eurorail pass
|gestrichen / abgesagt
Train Travel Related Phrases In German
Sea Or Ship Related Vocabulary In German
Part of Germany borders the ocean, so you might end up on a boat at some point. Just in case you do, here are the German words you’ll need.
Traffic And Driving Related Vocabulary In German
Important signal signs with their German meaning and pronunciation are below to help you drive around easier.
|die grüne Ampel
|die rote Ampel
|die gelbe Ampel
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