When someone says Germany, the first thing that pops up to our mind is beer and bratwurst. But did you know that Germany has a huge variety of sights, nature and so much more? From the German Wadden Islands and the sea in the north, to the beautiful mountain landscape of the German Alps in the south…
Germany has it all.
In general the best time to visit Germany is from April to September, when the weather is nice and pleasantly warm.
During the peak summer months (June to August) you can expect large crowds of tourists and high season price rates. So if you like to go sightseeing with nice weather and avoid the crowds, we recommend you to go there April or May.
During winter most hiking areas transform into the most impressive ski areas and you can stroll over the coziest Christmas markets in Germany like you have them nowhere else.
In September and October the weather can be nice too, but you can expect big crowds in this period because of the famous October Fest. If you hope to attend this bucket-list event, you’ll need to be here during the second half of September or early October. Also the period of Christmas holidays are considered high season due to famous Christmas markets.
The official language in Germany is German. English is the most important foreign language taught in schools in Germany. So most of the time you’ll be able to communicate in English.
The official currency in Germany is Euro (€) and you can pay by card almost anywhere. If not, you will find an ATM in every village where you can withdraw money.
Germany is a member of the European Union and Schengen Area, making it easy for travelers from other EU countries to visit without a visa.
This also means that the European roaming regulation applies here and you can therefore use your mobile data if you come from another EU country.
Tipping in Germany is not mandatory but it is expected. A rule of thumb is to add 5-10%, generally ending with a full Euro amount, or just round the bill.
Tap water is perfectly safe to drink in Germany.
There are two types of power plugs: Type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
The time zone in Germany in summer is GMT+2 and in winter GMT+1.
Euro – €
C and F
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