International travellers have lots to look forward to on a trip to Germany. Highlights include famed cities like the capital Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. There are also fairytale places such as Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle and Potsdam’s Sanssouci Palace. Find out more top travel tips ahead of your visit as follows:
  • There are 36 international airports in Germany, including Frankfurt am Main Airport (3-letter code FRA), Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and Munich Airport (MUC). So wherever you’re travelling to, you can arrive close by!
  • Germany belongs to the 19-member Eurozone. As such, the official currency here is the euro. You can obtain this before or after you arrive.
  • Germany is also part of the Schengen Zone. This means that, with an ETIAS visa waiver or a Schengen Visa, you can visit here or any other of the 25 member countries.
  • As you would expect, the official language here is German. Fortunately for travellers, though, other languages are also widely spoken, including English, French, Dutch and Italian, especially in tourist areas.
  • Germany’s international dial code is +49. You can use this to make any hotel or restaurant reservations, or to book any attractions, before you get here.
  • Famed foods in Germany include kartoffelpuffer (potato pancake), sauerkraut (fermented cabbage), bratwurst (frilled sausage) and spätzle (egg noodles). Be sure to try some of the local cuisine while you’re here.
Learn more about travel to Germany in the articles below, and have a great trip!