Germany destination information

All you need to know before visiting Germany

Germany summary

Germany is a medium sized country with around 82M German. Official language is German. Germany uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Germany is Euro (EUR).

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ATMs in Germany are Very common. Internet speed in Germany is on average 12.9 Mbps. In Germany you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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Socket 🔌

Germany uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • German


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

Germany uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines (local name: Geldautomat) are very common in Germany. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Germany and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Germany (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Germany uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Germany upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Germany, dial +, then 49 (the country code for Germany), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Germany, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 30 .

international: + 49 30 1234567
calling local: 030 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Germany is on average 12.9 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Germany is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about €16.86, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Deutsche Telekom, O2 or Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In Germany you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, unlimited on motorways and unlimited on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

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