An adventurous family trip to Mongolia
Important information in advance!
As a German citizen you don’t need a visa to travel to Mongolia. For other citizenships check the following website to get more information on visa issues.
For your trip to Mongolia it is extremely important to have a good international travel insurance. It would also be wise to include a trip interruption and return plan because you never know what might happen on an adventure trip. But let me put you at ease as you will hardly see any criminality in Mongolia, as it is unlikely to be attacked by a wild animal in the Steppe. It is more important to take the needed precautions against Hepatitis A and B that are advised for exotic travel destinations. Furthermore it is advisable to prepare a good equipped medical kit in order to deal with the usual vacation sicknesses. But no need to worry, you can obtain all essential medication in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar.
Concerning the flight, there are several airlines flying to Ulaanbaatar. The Mongolian MIAT usually might be more expensive but it is a direct flight most of the times. Other alternatives are Air China, Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines. On our first trip in 2017 we chose MIAT and we reached Ulaanbaatar without any big inconvenience. The service and flight personnel were very polite. There was no trouble entering or exiting the country as the Mongolian airport staff and the flight attendants speak English. A little side note, it is advised to be able to read Cyrillic as in Mongolia the Latin alphabet is rarely used. Also note that if you have a connection flight to catch, make sure to book with a respectable amount of time in-between flights. The problem is not that you might lose your connection but that your luggage can not arrive simultaneously.