Cosmopolitan and dynamic, this Central European country is renowned for Berlin and Munich.

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348,560 km²


84,579,285 million

Geographic Location

Germany is located in the centre of Europe, sharing borders with nine states (Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to the west) and is bordered to the north by the Baltic Sea and the North Sea and the Alps to the south.

No other European country has more neighbours.

Jet Lag

In winter, the time difference between Asia and Germany is 6/7 hours (from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).

In summer, the time difference between Asia and Germany is 5/6 hours (from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).


Germany has 4 distinct seasons, though it can be unpredictable. It has a cool or temperate climatic zone with humid westerly winds.

In general, summers are warm, winters are cold, and the shoulder seasons of spring and fall often have the best weather.

Germany enjoys a continental climate with freezing winters (around 0°) with relatively hot and stormy summers.

Language & Culture


The official language of Germany is German, with over 95 percent of the country speaking it.

It is also spoken in Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, a large part of Switzerland, Italian Tyrol and also in some Belgian regions. The German language is very varied and has more than 16 forms of dialects regionally.

English and French are widely used across the country.


Christianity is the predominant religion.

In 2021, around 52.7% of the population were Christians among them 49.7% members of the two large Christian churches. About half of Christians in Germany are Catholics, mostly Roman Catholics. Catholicism is stronger in the southern and the western part of the country.

About half belongs to the Evangelical Church of Germany. The other half belongs to the Evangelical Church of Germany, predominant in the northern regions, and the rest to several small Christian denominations

The rest of the population is divided between minority religions (such as Islam or Judaism) and atheists.

Visa Requirement

To find out if your nationality requires a visa to enter Germany (a member state of the European Union), please inquire at the German Embassy in your home country.

Useful Info

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When To Travel

The best time to visit Germany occurs over three periods through the year:

  • June to August
  • Oktoberfest in September
  • the Christmas period from mid-November to mid-December with the Christmas markets opening across Germany between the 22nd to 29th of November

You will find the highest number of visitors in the country during these times.

We generally advise against the January-March period, where negative temperatures (sub-zeros) and snow are de rigueur.

Health Tips

Before leaving, remember to check the health measures required and recommendations in your country of destination. You will find this information on the website of the Embassies of the countries concerned.


The global health situation is changing. In any case, before leaving on a trip, it is important to check about the conditions of mobility on the website of the Embassies of the countries concerned.


Western (European) culture is very different from Asian culture. Please refer to the transcultural page.


The euro is the currency in circulation.


Please bring a universal adapter.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance before leaving your country.

Western Vs Asian Culture: Why So Different?

    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Wheat is the food base
    • Rice is favoured
    • Salt and pepper on tables
    • Salty and/or sweet soy sauce preferred
    • Cold/ice water served
    • Lukewarm water are being asked for
    • Western meals are eaten individually
    • Asians share and eat collectively from the same dishes
    • Cutlery such as fork, knife, spoon are used
    • Asians of Chinese ancestry eat with chopsticks
    • On Sunday, streets are deserted…
    • Very crowded in Asia
    • Europeans do everything to be tanned
    • Asians seek to whiten their skin
    • Public display of affection such as kissing and cuddling are common
    • Considered taboo and indecent in Asian countries
    • Skimpy dressing for men and women the norm
    • Discreet dressing considered as polite and respectful
    • Homosexuality normal in most European countries
    • Taboo in many Asian countries