Health

Emergency telephone numbers
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccinations: none
Recommended vaccinations: polio, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problem

Doctor consultation fees
€25 with a general practitioner, €45 with a specialist
Quality of public medical facilities
good
Tap water
safe to drink

Practical information

Capital
Berlin
Major towns and cities
Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Hanover
Official languages
German
GDP
€2,489 billion
Population
82 Million
Area
357,022 km²
Currency
Time zone
UTC +1  (+2 in summer)
Country code
+49 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Berlin (TXL), Cologne / Bonn (CGN), Düsseldorf (DUS), Frankfurt (FRA), Hamburg (HAM), Munich (MUC) and Stuttgart (STR)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

February: Cologne Carnival
September: Munich Oktoberfest
December: Christmas markets

Climate
Continental in the north east, mild in the north and temperate in the south.
Best time to visit
May to September
Best places to visit

Bavarian villages
Berlin
Christmas markets
Frankfurt-am-main
Frisian islands
Heidelberg
Lübeck
Munich
Neuschwanstein castle
Oktoberfest munich
Pinakothek der moderne, Munich
The harz
The rathaus, bamberg
The romantic rhine
The ruhr’s industrial heritage trail
The zwinger, dresden
Tübingen

Housing
between €400 and €800 for a studio in Berlin

Partenaires

Expat  The social network for expats living in Germany
 

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