Every city or village of some importance has a tourist information office, a VVV. The offices are easily recognizable by the blue and white VVV sign. VVVs are often situated in the center of the city. They have qualified, multi-lingual staff to help you find a budget hotel, museum or restaurant. In general, the services the VVV provide are free of charge.
The local tourist information office, VVV, offers:
- Local and regional tourist information,
- Hotel booking services,
- Souvenirs and promotional items,
- Vouchers and tickets,
- Brochures and various maps,
- Guided tours.
The VVV can provide you with free brochures for hotels, restaurants and attractions. Detailed maps with city walks and cycling routes and larger, regional maps are often available at a small price.
The VVV also advises you on available guided tours. Fees are usually agreed on and paid beforehand. If you are happy with the guide’s services, a tip is much appreciated