Germany is famous for many things, both good and bad. It’s the largest economy in Europe and has a diverse landscape stretching from the North Sea to the Austrian Alps. The capital city of Berlin, once divided by the Berlin wall, is now a modern cultural destination. In the south, Munich is famous for luxury cars and Oktoberfest. Other important cities include Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Cologne, and the port city of Hamburg.
QUICK GERMANY FACTS
Currency: Germany uses the Euro as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Germany, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Germany is German.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Germany for travellers, however Tick-borne encephalitis is a risk in forested areas, particularly in the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württember. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink.
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