1. Summary (this page)
  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard

Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

In addition to this travel advice, view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

Around 2 million British nationals visit Germany every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Germany, visit our Living in Germany guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you’re travelling to Germany to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Germany after EU Exit.

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Germany. The German government has announced that increased security has been put in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings. You should be vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism

There’s no requirement to carry your passport with you, but if you’re asked to show your passport and you don’t have it with you, the police may escort you to wherever your passport is being kept so that you can show it to them. See Local laws and customs

Border controls have been reintroduced at some crossing points between Germany and Austria, Denmark and Sweden. Carry your passport with you and be aware of potential delays.

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

British nationals have been arrested for possessing counterfeit currency. Avoid changing money anywhere other than banks or legitimate currency exchange offices.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. 


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Germany
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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Dialling Code: 49
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 28,374,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
German (official language) 91%
English 44%


Capital City(s):
Berlin
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Population: 3,520,061 (in 2012-07-31)
Latitude: 52.523337 Longitude: 13.412687



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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