Germany

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Germany

Germany sits quite squarely in the middle of Europe, and fittingly so, as much of European history seems to have revolved around Germany and its people. From the Frankish and Holy Roman Empire to the Weimar Republic and the destruction of the Berlin Wall, Germany has a way of constantly being front-and-center in the events of world history. The country reflects this steeped past, through its status as the beer-making capital of the world to it’s beautiful Bavarian architecture and castles upon hill-tops, a stroll through Germany is a stroll through time.

Capital City: Berlin

Language: German, however most of the population has at least a working proficiency of English. While it helps to know some basic German commands, English-speakers will be able to get around fine.

Currency: Euro (EUR). EUR is currently 0.93 for 1 USD. Like most countries on EUR, debit and credit cards will be easy to use if you call your institution ahead of time.

Power Adapter: In Germany the power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Crime & Safety: Despite recent events throughout the country involving terrorist groups, Germany remains largely safe and the German government is showing resilience to fight back against these pockets of crime. Violent crime is a third less than that of the U.S., and crimes involving tourists are generally limited to minor theft and opportunistic crime. Overall, Germany remains a safe travel destination.

Emergency Number: 112

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