Germany travel guide

Check out our handy Germany destination guide, giving you the low-down on all the official stuff like visas, currency info and airport ins and outs, plus all the fun stuff like sites to see, the best time to visit, top events, and most importantly some key phrases so you can understand the Germans!  Check it out...

Germany.  Lots of beer, plenty of sausages and miles of speed-limit free motorways.  But wait, there’s more!  Discover all that Germany has to offer – take in the history and buzzy atmosphere of Berlin, one of the most ‘happening’ cities in Europe.  Or experience German life and traditions at one of the many festivals and events through out the year, such as the internationally renowned Oktoberfest beer festival held in Munich.  Whatever you’re into get off the beaten track and really experience Germany, a country which is fast shaking its traditional stereotypes.

Germany fast facts


Languages spoken

Name: Euro
Code: EUR
Symbol: €

The electric current in Germany is 230V and the cycle is 50Hz.  Germany uses a round two pin plug and socket system so you may need an adapter.  Note that two pin adapters are not available in Germany so you should pick one up before travelling.

Time zones
GMT + 1 (Central Europe Time)

Daylight saving during the summer means that the clocks go forward one hour on the last Sunday in March and back one hour on the last Sunday in October.

Country dialling code

Measurements and weights

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated. 

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