On this page you will find especially useful information for traveling to Germany. Among this information you will also find what documents are needed for a trip to Germany. What are the power plugs and sockets used in Germany. How cell phones and the internet work. What is the level of medical care in Germany.
Documents: For citizens of the European Union (including children and minors) the travel documents valid for entry into Germany are the Identity Card or Passport. For nationals of most countries the required travel document for entry in Germany is a valid passport. For some countries a visa is required.
Driving License: To drive in Germany you must have your National driving license.
Car Insurance: To drive your own car in Germany you must have a valid European insurance.
For the documents needed to travel to Germany we always recommend checking the country’s official website.
GERMANY: HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare in Germany: German healthcare facilities and medical staff are of an excellent standard. To have public assistance in Germany you need to be in possession of the European Health Insurance Card. A travel insurance that also includes any medical costs incurred can always be useful.
GERMANY: MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: The international dialling code for Germany is 0049.
Mobile Phones in Germany: European GSM mobile phones that are enabled to receive or transmit, with roaming in the countries where this system is present, work without problems in Germany. Note especially that the signal coverage is excellent.
Mobile operators in Germany: Telekom, Vodafone, O2.
Internet in Germany: Public internet access points are widespread. There are also many free wireless internet points. Most hotels and tourist facilities have free Wi-Fi internet for their customers.
GERMANY: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity: In Germany the usual mains voltage in homes and hotels is 230 Volt 50 Hz.
Electrical plugs and sockets in Germany: The power plugs and sockets used in Germany are the C and F types. Both power plugs and sockets are the same as those used the rest of Europe.
GERMANY: CURRENCY AND BANKS
Currency: The national currency of Germany is Euro (EUR).
Banks Opening Hours: open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 16.30.
Shops opening: Shops in Germany are usually open Monday to Saturday from 09.00 to 19.00. In city centers, most shops run continuously. Shops are closed on Sunday, with the exception of bakeries, which often remain open on Sunday mornings.
ACCOMMODATIONS, APARTMENTS, B&B AND HOTELS
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