Capital: Berlin

Language: German

Area: 357168 km²

Population: 82175700

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: euro (€)

Code: +49

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type F also known as "Schuko". This socket also works with plug C and plug E

Germany is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

To travel to Germany U.S. citizens are required to:

  • Hold a passport valid for the length of their stay or an equivalent recognized travel document
  • Authorized members of the U.S. military need to possess only a copy of their duty orders (NATO Travel Order) and their ID card to be authorized entry into Germany. The passport requirement, though, applies to spouses and dependents of military personnel, and they must obtain a stamp in their passports to show that they are sponsored by a person in Germany under the Status of Forces Agreement.
  • A valid ETIAS travel permit for Germany


U.S. citizens staying in Germany for more than 90 days:

  • ETIAS for U.S. citizens is only valid for short-term stays of up to 90 days. those intended to remain in Germany longer than 3 months, must obtain the appropriate visa.
  • U.S. citizens are eligible to obtain a residence permit, or Aufenthaltstitel, authorizing a stay of more than 90 days and permission to work from the Ausländerbehörde (Foreigners’ Office) after arrival in Germany, but before the end of the initial 90-day period of visa-free entry. Before obtaining such a residence permit, they are not allowed to work, with some exceptions (artists, etc.).

U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany

Address: Clayallee 170, 14191 Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany

Phone:(+49) 308 30 50

The following cities have U.S. Consulates: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Munich.

Tourist Travel Information about Germany

etias germanyGermany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is located in central-western Europe.

It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Due to its size and location in Central Europe, Germany enjoys a large variety of different landscapes. While only a small part of the Alps lie in Germany, they are famous for their beauty and the unique Bavarian culture. Along the country’s southwestern border with Switzerland and Austria lies Lake Constance, Germany’s largest freshwater lake.

With over 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union.

It is the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world’s third-largest exporter and importer of goods.

Germany upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection, and tuition-free university education.

This nordic nation is surprising, diverse, and rich in history.

Interesting facts

  • Germany is sometimes known as Das Land der Dichter und Denker (The Land of Poets and Thinkers). Bach, Beethoven, and Goethe were all German, as well as Handel, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wagner, and Strauss. Some of the world’s greatest philosophers were also German, including Goethe, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.
  • Germany is one of the world’s largest car producers, selling over 3 million vehicles a year.
  • With more than 1,300 breweries producing over 5,000 brands of beer, Germany is the second largest beer consumer per capita in the world, after the Czech Republic.
  • One out of every 6 American citizens claim at least partial German ancestry. They make up the largest ancestry group, according to the 2010 U.S. census. Famous Americans with German descent include Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, David Letterman, Henry J. Heinz, Oscar Mayer, John Steinbeck, and Walt Disney.
  • The German Autobahn is the world’s oldest motorway network. The first section was completed in 1932. It is also the only one in Europe with no general speed limit, as well as one of the densest and longest systems in the world with 7456 miles (12,000 km) of roadways for a country of 137,847 square miles (357,021 square km).

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call
  • 112 - Ambulance, health emergencies, and Fire Brigade
  • 110 or 112 - Police (Polizei)
  • 116 or 117 - Non-emergency medical (doctor on call)
  • (0711) 70 10 70 - Air rescue
  • 00800 4759 2330: Nurse advice line
  • 192 or 40 - Toxic substance emergency (Federal Institute of Risk Assessment or BfR)
  • Lost or stolen credit cards American Express: (069) 97 97 10 00 Diner's Club: (05921) 86 12 34 EC and Bank Cards: (069) 74 09 87 MasterCard: (069) 79 33 19 10 VISA: (0800) 81 49 100

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When traveling to France, US citizens should apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Find out more about the traveling requisites for US travelers visiting France.


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ETIAS for Luxembourg. U.S. citizens who want to travel to Luxembourg have to apply with an Etias Visa Waiver. Entry requirements for American travelers.