Accessing the internet – Hotspots

Although there are internet cafés in Germany, they are not very common. So if you want to access the internet whilst you’re here, using a hotspot is a good choice – but not necessarily the cheapest.

A lot of hotels offer wireless hotspots (WLAN) to their guests these days, and even some restaurants offer it free of charge whilst you are eating in them!

Otherwiese – check out the T-Com Hotspot Finder where you can put in your destination and find the nearest hotspots.

I’ve successfully tested some in and around Frankfurt with my laptop and my palm. Obviously these need to be wireless enabled. If your laptop does not have wireless, then you may be able to use a wireless card in it like the one pictured below:


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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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