Welcome to Germany

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Planning your trip to Germany

Germany is a popular tourist destination - for Germans and for an increasing number of tourists from abroad.


The Federal Republic of Germany covers an area of 357,020 km². About 82 million people live in this land of "poets and thinkers". The capital city, Berlin, symbolises German unity as it was itself divided into East and West Berlin. The city's partition was overcome on 3 October 1990 when the communist GDR collapsed and Germany was reunified. Follow this related links:

German and EU customs regulations

Are you carrying large amounts of currency, traveller's cheques or shares?


If you are carrying 10,000 Euro or more in cash, you must submit a written declaration when crossing the EU's external frontiers.In the Federal Republic of Germany, the cash must be declared in writing to the customs office responsible for the border crossing where you enter or leave the EU. Declaration forms are available at the customs offices.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

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Want to study in Germany ?

Germany has much to offer as a place to study - courses geared to international needs, internationally recognized qualifications such as Bachelor and Master, a credit system which allows the accumulation and transfer of study and exam modules.

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
22:41:19 2 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Sign and Sight offers free access to daily reviews of Germany's cultural press, translations of keynote articles and reviews of the season's best publications.