Travel Information for Germany
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:German
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.deInternational Dialling Code:    49

For help planning your trip to Germany including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Germany trip planning page.

Further information on Germany

Discover more about Germany - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of germany

Total area: 357,021 sq km (7,798 sq km under water)

Coastline: 2,389 km (Baltic Sea, North Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Austria (784km), Belgium (167km), Czech Republic (646km), Denmark (68km), France (451km), Luxembourg (138km), Netherlands (577km), Poland (456km), Switzerland (334km)

Highest mountain: Zugspitze (2,963m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Germany from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 13/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 16/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 12/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 12/174
Overall Ranking:    16/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Federal Republic of Germany     Status: Independent Country

Population: 80,996,685 (rank: 17/196)     Density: 226.8 people/sq km (rank: 38/196)

Ethnic groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)

Religions: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%

GDP (PPP): $3227 billion       GDP per capita: $39,500 (rank: 20/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.