But… pics or it didn’t happen, amiright? Posting your amazing selfie in exotic locations is a pretty integral part to any holiday these days. More importantly, Google Maps is a travellers best friend when you’re frequently exploring new corners of the globe. So having a chunk of data to use is very useful, and buying a local sim card when you land is a good way to avoid the huge shocker of a bill from data roaming charges. There are of course other options, like a good roaming plan, or renting the internet device, or relying on your hotel WiFi or hunting down free WiFi spots in the city. But I [personally prefer the reliability of spending just a little bit more on a SIM card, so I get constant good connectivity and peace of mind that I have enough data to last my trip.

We’ve picked out some of the best sim cards to get when you travel in different cities. This one is for Germany.


What SIM Card to Buy in Germany


Best SIM: Vodafone

Price: free (without credit), 9.95 EUR/SGD16 (with 10 EUR credit), and 14.95 EUR/SGD24 (with 15 EUR credit)

Alternatives: Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, and o2

Best place to buy: Airport terminals or official flagship stores

Travel length  2-5 days 10 days >3GB (2 weeks and beyond)
SIM Cards Deutsche Telekom  Vodafone Vodafone


Tip: Get your passport and accommodation address ready while buying your SIM card.