Germany travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Germany 🇩🇪

Germany is part of Europe with main city at Berlin. Its Developed country with a population of 82M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are German. the Federal Republic of Germany is the formal name of Germany It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~0.84 °C   🌧 ~58.35 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 82M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We’ve updated our travel advice for Germany. We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions in Germany and be aware of the increased threat of terrorism.

issued date: October 9, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

Germany uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are German

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Germany uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Germany (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines (local name: Geldautomat) are very common in Germany. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Germany and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Germany is on average 12.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Germany is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €16.86, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Deutsche Telekom, O2 or Vodafone. Germany uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Germany upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Germany, dial +, then 49 (the country code for Germany), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Germany, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 30 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Germany you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, unlimited on motorways and unlimited on expressways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 22 22 22 (ADAC). For general news on Germany's traffic use ADAC. For news on Germany’s motorways and tolls use Toll Collect. Most popular petrol stations in Germany are Eni, Shell, Agip, Avia, Aral, Total, JET and Esso. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Super (95), benziner or Super Plus (98). Petrol costs about €1.31 per liter.Diesel option is called Diesel.

Last updated: December 5, 2019