German | Phrases - Travel | Getting Around

Getting Around - Location

I am lost.
Ich habe mich verirrt.
Not knowing where you are
Can you show me where it is on the map?
Können Sie mir zeigen, wo das auf der Karte ist?
Asking for a specific location on a map
Where can I find___?
Wo kann ich ___ finden?
Asking for a specific facility
... a bathroom?
... ein Badezimmer?
facility
... a bank/an exchange office?
... eine Bank/Wechselstube?
facility
... a hotel?
... ein Hotel?
facility
... a gas station?
... eine Tankstelle?
facility
... a hospital?
... ein Krankenhaus?
facility
... a pharmacy?
... eine Apotheke?
facility
... a department store?
... ein Kaufhaus?
facility
... a supermarket?
... ein Supermarkt?
facility
... the bus stop?
... eine Bushaltestelle?
facility
... the subway station?
... eine Bahnstation?
facility
... a tourist information office?
... die Touristeninformation?
facility
... an ATM/a cash machine?
... einen Geldautomaten?
facility
How do I get to___?
Wie komme ich zum/zur ___?
Asking for directions to a specific place
... the downtown area?
... die Stadtmitte?
specific place
... the train station?
... der Bahnhof?
specific place
... the airport?
... der Flughafen?
specific place
... the police station?
... die Polizeiwache?
specific place
... the embassy of [country]?
... die Botschaft von [Land]?
the embassy of a specific country
Can you recommend any good___?
Können Sie eine gute/ein gutes ___ empfehlen?
Asking for recommendations of a specific place
... bars?
... Bars?
place
... cafes?
... Cafés?
place
... restaurants?
... Restaurants?
place
... night clubs?
... Diskotheken?
place
... hotels?
... Hotels?
place
... tourist attractions?
... Touristenattraktionen?
place
... historic sites?
... historische Sehenswürdigkeiten?
place
... museums?
... Museums?
place

Getting Around - Directions

Turn left.
Nach links.
Giving directions
Turn right.
Nach rechts.
Giving directions
Go straight ahead.
Geradeaus gehen.
Giving directions
Go back.
Geh zurück.
Giving directions
Stop.
Anhalten.
Giving directions
Go towards the___.
Gehe zum/zur ___.
Giving directions
Go past the___.
Geh an ___ vorbei.
Giving directions
Watch for the___.
Halte Ausschau nach der/dem ___.
Giving directions
downhill
bergab
Giving directions
uphill
bergauf
Giving directions
intersection
Kreuzung
Common reference point when giving directions
traffic lights
Ampel
Common reference point when giving directions
park
Park
Common reference point when giving directions

Getting Around - Bus/Train

Where can I buy a bus/train ticket?
Wo kann ich ein Busticket/Zugticket kaufen?
Asking for a ticket office
I would like to buy a___ to __[location]__ please.
I würde gern ein ___ nach _[Ort]_ kaufen, bitte,
Buying a ticket to a specific location
... single ticket ...
... Einzelfahrschein ...
one-way ticket
... return ticket ...
... Rückfahrkarte ...
two-way ticket
... first class/second class ticket ...
... Fahrkarte für dich erste Klasse/zweite Klasse ...
ticket for the first class/second class
... day pass ...
... Tageskarte ...
a ticket you can use the entire day
... weekly pass ...
... Wochenkarte ...
a ticket you can use for a whole week
... monthly pass ...
... Monatskarte ...
a ticket you can use for one month
How much is a ticket to __[location]__ ?
Wie viel kostet eine Fahrkarte nach __[Ort]__?
Enquiring about the ticket price to a certain location
I'd like to reserve a seat (by the window).
Ich würde gern einen Platz (am Fenster) reservieren.
Reserving a specific seat
Does this bus/train stop at __[location]__ ?
Hält der Bus/Zug in __[Ort]__?
Asking if the bus or train goes to a certain location
How long to get to __[location]__?
Wie lange dauert es bis nach __[Ort]__?
When does the bus/train bound for__[location]__ leave?
Wann fährt der Bus/Zug nach __[Ort]__ ab?
Asking when a certain bus/train leaves the station
Is this seat taken?
Ist dieser Platz besetzt?
Enquiring whether the seat is still free
That is my seat.
Das ist mein Platz.
Pointing out that you were already sitting on this seat or have a reservation for this seat

Getting Around - Signs

open
geöffnet
A store is open
closed
geschlossen
A store is closed
entrance
Eingang
Sign to enter
exit
Ausgang
Sign to leave
push
Drücken
pull
Ziehen
men
Männer
Bathroom for men
women
Damen
Bathroom for women
occupied
Besetzt
Hotel is full/bathroom is occupied
vacant
Frei
Hotel rooms available/bathroom is empty

Getting Around - Taxi

Do you know the number to call a taxi?
Wissen Sie die Telefonnummer, um ein Taxi zu bestellen?
Asking for the telephone number of the taxi company
I need to go to __[location]__.
Ich muss zum/zur __[Ort]__.
Telling the taxi driver where you want to go
How much to go to__[location]__?
Wie viel kostet es nach/zum/zur __[Ort]__?
Enquiring the taxi fare to a certain location
Can you wait here for a moment?
Können Sie hier einen Moment warten?
Asking the taxi driver to wait for you while you run an errand
Follow that car!
Folgen Sie dem Auto!
Used if you are a secret agent

Getting Around - Car rental

Where is the car rental?
Wo ist die Autovermietung?
Asking where you can rent a car
I'd like to rent a small car/large car/van.
Ich würde gern einen Kleinwagen/ein großes Auto/einen Lieferwagen mieten.
Specifying what kind of car you want to rent
... for one day/one week.
... für einen Tag/eine Woche.
Specifying for how long you want to rent it
I want full coverage insurance.
Ich möchte Vollkaskoversicherung.
Getting the maximum insurance possible
I do not need insurance.
Ich brauche keine Versicherung.
Getting no insurance at all
Should I bring the car back with a full tank?
Sollte ich das Auto mit vollem Tank zurückbringen?
Asking if you need to fill the car up with gas before returning it
Where is the next gas station?
Wo ist die die nächste Tankstelle?
Asking where you can find the nearest gas station
I would like to include a second driver.
Ich würde gern einen zweiten Fahrer hinzufügen.
Asking to include another driver to the rental agreement
What is the speed limit in cities/on highways?
Was ist die Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung in der Stadt/auf der Autobahn?
Enquiring about the speed limits in the region
The tank is not full.
Der Tank ist nicht voll.
Complaining that the car is not filled up 100%
The engine makes a strange noise.
Der Motor macht komische Geräusche.
Complaining that there is a problem with the engine of the car
The car is damaged.
Das Auto ist kaputt.
Complaining that the car is damaged