10 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Germany

LOCATION: Germany is in Central Europe, bordering Austria, Belgium, France, and Switzerland.

BEST TIME FOR VISITING: June to August is ideal, while spring and autumn are also good with milder weather and fewer crowds.

TOP 5 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Brandenburg Gate, Neuschwanstein Castle, Cologne Cathedral, Zugspitze Mountain, and Heidelberg Castle.

CURRENCY: The official currency is the Euro (EUR).

LANGUAGE: German is official, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

VISA REQUIREMENTS:  Citizens of some countries may need a visa to enter Germany, while others can enter with just a passport. It is recommended to check with the German embassy or consulate in your country to find out the specific requirements.

SAFETY: Generally safe, but be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against theft.

TRANSPORTATION: Public transport includes trains, buses, and metros. Taxis and car rentals are available.

FOOD AND DRINK: German cuisine features hearty dishes like sausages, sauerkraut, and potatoes. Try regional specialties and local beer.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, hostels, and bed and breakfasts are available at various prices.