Welcome to Germany
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:
Tourism in Germany
What's on in Germany? Whether your are interested in the arts, music, exhibitions, trade fairs or sports events - our events diary summarizes the most important ongoing events in Germany.
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.
Working in Germany
Access to the labour market for non-EU, non-EEA and non-Swiss nationals is strictly regulated by statutory instrument (Ordinance on the admission of foreigners for the purpose of taking up employment) as a result of the 1973 ban on recruitment and the current high unemployment levels. Access is in principle limited to certain professional groups and requires the prior approval of the employment authorities.
For more information, pl consult the website of the:
Federal Employment Agency:
How to take up a job in Germany
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.