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About Germany

Germany is a country located in Western and Central Europe.  It was founded on January 18, 1871.

Germany Travel Guide

This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Germany and find the best things to see, do and experience in Germany even  before you arrive here.

Local Attractions

Colonel Cathedral

Colonel CathedralDay view of Cologne Cathedral from the Rhine river, Germany.

Neuschwanstein

NeuschwansteinNeuschwanstein, Lovely Autumn Landscape Panorama Picture of the fairy tale castle near Munich in Bavaria, Germany in the morning hours on a foggy day.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg GateBRANDENBURG GATE, Berlin, Germany at night. Road side view.

Frauenkirche

FrauenkircheDresden, Germany. Very beautiful and famous church Frauenkirche.

Heidelberg Old City

Heidelberg Old CityView on Heidelberg, Germany.

Holstentor

HolstentorHolstentor at Luebeck Germany.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest
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Celebration at the Oktoberfest inside a bavarian tent. Oktoberfest is a festival celebrating beer in Munich.

Lindau harbour

Lindau harbourPort of Lindau island, Germany.

Romantic Rhine

Romantic RhineHouses on the coast of the river Rhine in Germany.

Rugen cliffs

Rugen cliffsRockfalls chalk cliffs Island Rugen, Germany.

 

Map

Facts

History [Founded on January 18, 1871] • Capital [Berlin] • Government [Federal Republic] • Currency [Euro (€)] • Language [German(official)] • Religion [Christianity] • Electricity [230V,50Hz (Europlug, Type F, & Schuko plugs)] • Time Zone [UTC +1] • Country Code [+49] • Internet TLD [.de] • Emergencies [Dial 112]

Climate

Events, Festivals and Holiday

January

– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri

March

– Good Friday, March 25, Fri
– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon

May

– Labor Day, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– Whit Monday, May 16, Mon

July

– Independence Day, July 21, Thu

August

– Assumption Day, August 15, Mon

October

– German Unity Day, October 3, Mon

December

– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun

Tipping

Hotel –  Porters 1 – 3 Euro per bag, Housekeepers 1 – 5 Euro per day
Restaurant – 10% of the bill.
Tour Guide – 10% of the bill.
Taxi Driver – Fare will be round up
Spas – 5% of the bill.

Money & Duty Free

Currency

Euro with symbol: € = 100 cents
Euro Notes denominations (€):5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Euro Coin denominations(€): 2, 1
Euro Coin denominations(Cents):1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50

Credit cards

MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.  It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.

ATM

ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.

Travellers cheques

Not widely accepted. In Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars

Banking hours

Mon to Fri: 0830-1300 and 1400-1600
Thurs: 0830-1300 and 1430-1730