Germany Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Embassy Contact Information:

Neustaedtische Kirchstrasse 4-5; Tel: (49)(30) 238-5174 or 8305-0;
the consular section is located at Clayallee 170; Tel: (49)(30) 832-9233; Fax: (49)(30) 8305-1215


June-September is the best time to tour this country, when the days are warm and nights are cool (definitely take a jacket, especially to Bavaria). Be prepared for rain throughout the summer. April, May and October can also be good, particularly for those interested in museums. It'll be about 10 degrees F/5 C colder than it is in the summer, but lines will be shorter and the countryside even more beautiful (wildflowers in the spring, leaf color in the fall). During late fall and early winter, the fohn, a warm southern wind, can bring Bavaria and the Alps warmer temperatures than the lowlands. In December, Germany is full of delightful Christmas markets, known as Christkindlmarkt or Weinachtsmarkt, where you can buy handcrafted gifts and ornaments, sample mulled cider or wine and hear Christmas music. Take a sweater anytime you visit. Winters are cold and often drizzly, but the skiing is best then.

Calling Internationally:

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