Top German Travel Phrases

Learn some basic German travel phrases and be prepared for all eventualities during your next trip to a German-speaking country.

German Travel Phrases

You will learn a variety of phrases to help you get from A to B as well as phrases for use when out and about in town.

Furthermore, you will find phrases to use at hotels, when eating out and in emergencies.

If you haven't yet read my Common German Phrases lesson, I recommend you do so before continuing this German travel phrases lesson. It will provide you with some basic, but important German words and phrases. 

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Getting from A to B

Learn these important German phrases for getting around town as well as to and from the airport.

Wie komme ich am besten zum Stadtzentrum/Flughafen?-

What’s the best way to the city centre/airport?

Wie komme ich am besten zum Bahnhof/ Busbahnhof?  

What's the best way to the train station/bus station?

Wo ist der nächste Bahnhof/Busbahnhof?                      

Where is the nearest train station/bus station? 

Wo kann ich eine Bus-/Zugfahrkarte kaufen?

Where can I buy a train/bus ticket? 

Wie viel kostet die Fahrkarte? 

How much does the ticket cost?

Wo kann ich ein Auto mieten? 

Where can I hire a car? 

Ich möchte ein Auto von ... bis ... mieten 

I would like to hire a car from .... until ... - 


Wo ist der nächste Taxistand/die nächste Mietwagenfirma? 

Where is the nearest taxi rank/car hire company?

Haben Sie die Nummer fϋr ein Taxi?

Do you have the number for a taxi? 

Können Sie mich bitte zum .....fahren?

Can you please take me to ...? 

Wie viel kostet es in die Innenstadt zu fahren?

How much will it cost to the city centre? 

Wo kann ich ein Fahrrad mieten?

Where can I hire a bike?

Wo ist die nächste Tankstelle? 

Where is the nearest petrol station? 

German Travel Phrases - Around Town

The following German phrases are essential to learn and will enable you to ask some basic, but important, questions while out and about.

Wo kann ich einen Stadtplan finden? 

Where can I find a map of the city?

Was sind die wichtigsten Sehenswϋrdigkeiten?

Which are the most important tourist sights?

Wo können wir .... Karten kaufen?

Where can we buy tickets for ... ? - 

Wo kann ich ein Internet Café finden?

Where can I find an internet cafe?

Wo kann ich ein Postamt/ einen Briefkasten finden? 

Where can I find a post office/ postbox? 

Wo kann ich Briefmarken kaufen?

Where can I buy stamps? 

Wo ist die nächste Wechselstube?

Where is the nearest Bureau de Change?

Wo ist der nächste Geldautomat? 

Where is the nearest cash machine?

Sprechen Sie Englisch?

Do you speak English?

Ich spreche kein Deutsch

I don’t speak German 

Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch 

I speak a little German

Können Sie mir das bitte aufschreiben? 

Could you please write that down for me?  

Wo finde ich...? 

Where can I find...?

Wie viel kostet das? 

How much does that cost? 

Wann schlieβen Sie? 

What time do you close?

Wann öffnen Sie? 

What time do you open? 

Entschuldigen Sie, wo sind die Toiletten? 

Excuse, where can I find the toilets?

Wo kann ich Sonnencreme kaufen?

Where can I buy suncream? 

Ich hätte gerne etwas After-Sun-Creme

I would like some after sun please

Wo kann ich Mϋckenschutz kaufen?

Where can I buy mosquito repellent?

Continue to Part 2 German Travel Phrases

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