Landscape view of Germany

Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Berlin

Central Europe, Europe

Germany is part of Europe with capital at Berlin. Official language is German. Germany uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± 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.

🏧 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €17.17, 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

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Last updated: April 5, 2019