Many people speak and understand English, but German is Germany’s official language.

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Germany’s international country code is 49. You can call another country from Germany by dialing 00 followed by the appropriate country code. One of the cheapest ways to make a call is by using a phone card in the post offices’ public telephone booths. You can access the web in Internet cafes found in the main towns.

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Add 5 to 10 percent to a restaurant bill, unless there’s already a service charge included. Cleaning staff and taxi drivers expect small tips, and you should tip a hotel porter €1.

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Tourists in Germany rarely have trouble with crime, but you should use common sense to avoid mugging, pick pocketing and purse-snatching, especially in the big city railway stations and airports.

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Germany has no serious health risks and the country’s medical system is very good.

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Germany’s electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz and uses two-pinned plugs.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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