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TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

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TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

I am planning on taking the Paris Karlsruhe TGV soon.

I am an american Citizen and i was wondering how it works.

Are there any controls other than tickets. I hate customs and the questions they can ask you at times.

I heard that Germans can be rough.

I want a hassle free trip. I am only going there for one day or two.

FYI I am not a smuggler so please don't get paranoid or joke about my question.

Has anyone taken the TGV from Paris to Germany lately and if so please let me know how it works

Germany
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1. Re: TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

Germany and France are both in "Schengen" area .

This means : usually no controls at all

Paris
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2. Re: TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

Yes. I am aware of this but I read somewhere that there are random controls.

Hanau, Germany
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3. Re: TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

Yes, sometimes they do check randomly, but it's very seldom so I would be surprised if it happens to you.

Since you are already in the Schengenzone they will only have a short look at you passport, I doubt they ask you any questions at all, most likely you will not even notice when you cross the boader.

Germans are rough?? Have a look at american immigration, they can be rough too.

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4. Re: TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

LOL. You are right. US immigration can be tough too. I guess it really depends on whom fall.

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5. Re: TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

We traveled from Stuttgart to Paris last summer via TGV and the only thing we noticed was that the train went faster after we entered France. :)

In fact, the announcements were even in German, French and English. It was a nice ride. Enjoy your trip.

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6. Re: TGV Paris to Karlsruhe. How does it go in terms of customs

No customs

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