Important information before you travel
We want to help you prepare for your trip to help ensure it will be a smooth and enjoyable time.
We’ve gathered some information to help you with your planning. Have a look at the resources below before you leave.
CEST: Central European Summer Time is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
This time zone is a DST (daylight saving time) time zone and is used in: Europe, Antarctica.
This time zone is often called Central European Summer Time.
Time Difference: CEST is 6 hours ahead of Toronto (EST).
Visa & Passport
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Canadian Tourism Commission
Insurance can be purchased through the tour provider, Ellison while you book your tour.
Packing - What to Bring
Be sure to pack comfortable shoes and clothes since you will be working and exploring outdoors.
Along the coast the wind will be quite cool, bring a warm and waterproof jacket.
What to Pack
What to Pack - Women
Germany uses the Euro as its currency.
As of February 9th 2016, 1 Euro is equal to 1.57 Canadian Dollars
Professional Development Tours run by HorseDream Canada may be considered to be business related expenses that could have a positive impact when filing income tax returns. Please check with the Canada Revenue Agency and your accountant.
Canada Revenue Agency
Sweet and Savory: Popular sweet and sour dishes like sauerbraten (which combines a sour marinade with a sweet sauce) reveal a taste for flavors that hearken back to medieval cooking, when such combinations were popular across Europe. Vinegars, sugar, and fruits provide popular piquant sauces.
A Taste for the Tuber: The German love of potatoes–enjoyed in salads, dumplings and pancakes--is rivaled only by the Irish. But it wasn't always so. In the mid-1700s, Frederick the Great of Prussia demanded that dubious peasants plant the curious kartoffel. Fondness followed, but gradually.
Meat is Major: Roasted meats (braten), schnitzels, and sausages (there are more than 1,000 varieties) are star players of the German dinner plate. The prominence of meat-eating in German culture goes back to ancient times: Romans derided Germanic tribes for their vigorous meat consumption. Cited from allrecipes.com