Travel Germany

Germany Trip Tips

  • Germany has used the Euro since 1999. It is roughly 1 Euro to $1 US
  • The emergency telephone number for fire and ambulance is 112 and 110 for police and the international dialling code is +49
  • Germany only became a country in 1871, before that it was just a cluster of kingdoms, duchies and principalities. It now has the largest population in Europe.
  • More than half of the Autobahn highway network has no speed limit, which means in open straights you can sometimes see sports cars blasting along at almost 200mph. Although it’s illegal to run out of fuel, so keep an eye on your dials.
  • As well as the classic currywursts and pretzels, Germany’s huge Turkish immigrant population means it does some of the best kebabs in Europe.

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