This is information, not a question, but I think it's nice to have a thread we can point people to in the future, so I am providing this. Moderators, feel free to axe it if you think it's inappropriate. The Technical Side Film isn't expensive in Germany, and slide film is still in widespread use, although finding a decent lab can be difficult. Forget b/w unless you develop it yourself or know a pro lab that has specialised on it. As of June 2003, Kodachrome must be sent to Switzerland again. C41 development is of universal high standard. You can very well hand your rolls to a 1 hour lab, order development only ("nur Entwickeln bitte, keine Abzüge"), and carry them home without worrying about insufficient bleaching, fixing, or X-rays. Which equipment should you bring with you? All you have and then some if you are a pro. One or two bodies, a moderate wide angle, a light tele lens, and the usual accessories (for lens cleaning, taking notes, whatever is in your bag) if you are an amateur. The former lens is good for vistas and the latter is essential IMHO for decent pictures. In Europe, old and new are often close together, and sometimes you want to isolate the old or the new; but you cannot always get close, either because there is an obstacle (you can't just climb over a railing or set up your tripod in the middle of a road) or because perspective would suffer (ever photographed a statue's head while you were standing right at its pedestal?). If you have a 28mm, take this and do not buy a 35mm for the trip. And I will not tell you whether a 85mm/f:1.8 or a 100mm/Uf:2.8 Macro is better. It is up to you. A very important piece of gear especially for southern Germany is rain protection. You can expect a lot of precipitation especially in summer, and if usually comes with very little or no warning. This was taken at approx. 2.00h p.m. In Munich: https://www.photo.net/photodb/image- display?photo_id=841603&size=md This was taken three hours later at a point approx. 4km north of the first one: And this was my neighbourhood on the next morning: https://www.photo.net/photodb/image-display? photo_id=841615&size=md The AW cover of my Lowepro bag has saved my gear several times, but a plastic garbabe bag fulfills the same purpose. Gear my look criminally high-priced in Germany. It is.