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General Information

The official language of Germany is German.

The national currency of Germany is Euro (€) (EUR).

1 EUR equals  .
equals  EUR.

Location

Germany

The distance from to Germany is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Germany. Exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Germany is 34. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Germany.

LGBT

Germany has a score of 7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Germany ranks #23 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Germany. Same-sex marriage is available in Germany. The LGBTI community is protected by federal anti-discrimination laws and LGBTI Pride events are officially encouraged by most large city governments, including those in Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Germany should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Germany to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Germany differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Germany, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Germany and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Germany. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Mixed precipitation today through Thursday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 36–42°F  /  2–5°C 97% 88%
Sat November 09 34–43°F  /  1–6°C 99% 85%
Sun November 10 32–41°F  /  0–5°C 96% 15%
Mon November 11 32–42°F  /  -0–5°C 92% 14%
Tue November 12 33–41°F  /  1–5°C 96% 49%
Wed November 13 29–41°F  /  -2–5°C 94% 7%
Thu November 14 28–36°F  /  -2–2°C 96% 71%
Fri November 15 31–41°F  /  -1–5°C 97% 28%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 07:24 am and sets at 04:43 pm. This equates to 9.3 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Germany, it is in . When the sun sets in Germany, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Germany is 3.25 EUR. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.79 EUR. Every hour of waiting time costs 29.67 EUR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Germany.

The minimum driving age is 17.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 EUR in Germany.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 7.42 EUR.

The legal drinking age in Germany is 14-18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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