Germany: Travel Guide

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Did you know?

Germany lies in the heart of Europe and borders on nine other countries

The population totals up to 82 million people, taking the top spot within the EU

It consists of 16 different regions with their very own government and parliament

Since the late 40’s Germany is known as the “Land of Ideas”, as this is tied to its vast research and development.

Location

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Regions

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Major Cities

Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Köln

Culture / customes

In business life, time is of the essence and is managed carefully and appointments must be respected

It is perceived that the locals have an unfriendly attitude, but in reality they do have a sound sense of community, social well-being and a strong will to belong

Regarding German cuisine, each region has their own traditional meal

In business life Germans need to have order where surprises and humor are not appropriate

Visa for a short term stay

The Schengen visa is required for Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland that will allow the holder of one to travel flexible through these countries.

Special Atributes / Uniqueness

This country strives to have very strict policies regarding climate and energy and with the goal to dramatically reduce emissions wherever possible

In comparisson to other European countries, Germany has always maintained a high level of tourism despit the economic melt-down

Germany is in the top spot regarding international business trips, welcoming business travellers from all over the world

The most popular tourist destinations are the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas, the Black Forest and Lake Constance

National Festivals

  • Karneval/Fasching,
  • Berlinale, Easter (Ostern),
  • Oktoberfest,
  • May Day (der erste Mai – Tag der Arbeit),
  • German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit),
  • National Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag),
  • St. Nicholas Day – (Nikolaustag),
  • Christmas,
  • Silvester

Currency

Euro

Current weather

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British Embassy: (addresses in major cities)

Berlin:  Wilhelmstraße 70 – 71, 10117 Berlin, Germany 

Munich: Möhlstraße 5, 81675 München, Germany

Hamburg: Harvestehuder Weg 8a . D-20148 Hamburg

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