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Germany Travel Tips and Information

Germany Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameFederal Republic of Germany
Population82 Million
Country CodeDE
LanguageGerman, English, Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans
Country Code (international calls)+49

The flight time to Germany is approximately 8~9 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Germany below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Germany.

Germany is the 2nd most populous country in Europe and is bordered by France, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Czech. The country has over 2 millennia of history and has undergone major reformations and modernization in recent years.

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Visa and Immigration Procedures to Germany

A traveler with a Schengen Visa can easily enter Germany. A Schengen visa holder with a return air ticket can stay in Germany for 90 days for the purposes of tourism or business. You can find many types of visas to visit Germany, including the Schengen Visa, Job Seeker visa, Student visa, Guest Scientist visa, Airport visa, Business visa, Trade Fair and Exhibition visa, Training and Internship visa, Work visa, Medical Treatment visa, etc. Visitors from the USA, EU countries, Australia, Japan, Israel, Canada, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and Switzerland can enter Germany without a visa. People from these countries can apply for a residence permit after landing in Germany. Those from other countries must have pre-visa approval to visit Germany. People traveling to Germany also need to keep their return ticket ready during their arrival.

Things/Items Allowed into Germany

Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 if aged under 15 years old. Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of, 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Germany

・Cultural Artifacts ・Arms and Ammunition ・Nuclear Materials ・Pet Birds and Animals ・Endangered Species

Things/Items Forbidden into Germany

・Arms and Ammunition ・Goods made out of endangered species ・Potatoes, Vines, Grape Leaves, Plants ・Birds and Poultry

Voice of Travelers to Germany

Leisure trip with luxury and comfort

It was my first journey from Dubai to Berlin, Germany on Etihad Airways. The moment I booked the ticket, I could already feel the kind of service I would be getting onboard. I just carried the online ticket printed out. The boarding staff was courteous enough to greet me at the boarding counter and to guide me to board the flight. The aircraft was spacious. Since I had booked special meals at the time of ticket booking, the stewardess reconfirmed the meal service in advance. Entertainment section was awesome. With a single air ticket, you can travel like a queen. Thank you, Etihad, for making my German tour a pleasant experience.

Exciting experience

We flew from Washington to Hamburg, Germany with a non-stop ticket on Lufthansa. The flight had multinational crews, and it was an incredible experience watching different nationalities working onboard, shoulder to shoulder. At the time of boarding at the ticket counter, I made a request for the window seat, which was politely arranged by the ticket counter staff. Beverages including unlimited liquor were a highlight in service. The crews were very friendly and jovial. We had an excellent flying experience. I can honestly recommend Lufthansa for people who are planning to take a long flight.

Had lot of country music during my London

Having flown on various trips, finding a ticket to Germany on British Airways was easy for me. I just booked a ticket online through my regular travel agent. I had a confirmed air ticket and was skeptical about my schedule since I have to complete some assignments. I was planning to cancel my ticket. Anyhow, I took the chance even though I was a bit late. The counter was about to close. I just informed the staff, and they accommodated me. I thought it would be a nightmare reaching Germany. But I was wrong. British Airways accommodated my luggage and everything was in order. As I have no dietary requirements, I never insisted on any particular meals for my Germany trip. Still, I had the options to choose on board. It was an excellent experience flying on British Airways listening to my favorite country music.

Germany Travel FAQs

Q. Do I need a visa to study or work in Germany?

A. All foreigners except visitors of EU origin and nationals from Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland require a visa to enter Germany to study or seek a job. Before buying a ticket, you should arrange your visa through the Germany embassy and stamp the entry permit on your passport.

Q. I have already visited Germany with the Schengen visa issued by the Embassy of Germany. Can I use the same visa for traveling to another Schengen country?

A. As long as the visa is valid, you can enter Germany and other Schengen countries, provided you have a ticket. Make sure to check the type of visa you received from the Consulate of Germany, and if it is a multiple entry visa, you can enter any other Schengen country. The visa sticker will show 'Schengen Staaten' allowing you to enter Germany and other Schengen countries with a valid air ticket.

Q. What is the validity of the Schengen visa issued by the Embassy of Germany?

A. You can stay 90 days in any Schengen country, including Germany, as long as you have a valid Schengen visa. You cannot use the visa for studying or employment in Germany. If your intention is to look for a job or employment in Germany, you need to have a visa for that particular purpose. Students after getting admission in Germany Universities shall get visa facilitations from the concerned Universities. Visa arrangements should be done before booking any tickets to ensure you will not have to unexpectedly cancel or pay extra fees for another ticket.

Germany - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toFrankfurt International Airport, Germany・John F Kennedy International Airport ・Miami International Airport ・Philadelphia International Airport ・Los Angeles International Airport ・Washington Intl Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toBerlin International Airport, Germany・London Heathrow Airport ・Belfast International Airport ・Glasgow Airport ・Bristol Airport ・Norwich Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toMunich International Airport,Germany・Chatrapathi Shivaji Intl Airport ・Rajiv Gandhi Intl Airport ・Bangalore International Airport ・Chennai International Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toCologne International Airport, Germany・Beijing Capital International Airport ・Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport ・Harbin Taiping International Airport ・Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport ・Sanya Phoenix International Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toHamburg International Airport, Germany・Canberra Airport ・Broome International Airport ・Sydney Airport ・Brisbane Airport ・Darwin International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Germany

Germany has excellent air connectivity from many of the major cities around the world. There are 114 non-stop flights operating from the USA. Similarly, you can purchase a direct flight air ticket from any European, South American, Asian, and African country to Germany. The major airports in Germany are Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Cologne-Bonn, Frankfurt-Hahn, Hamburg, and Stuttgart.