Read about passports, visas, vaccinations and the practicalities
At Tourist Travel, we are extremely experienced with travel to Denmark’s neighboring country, Germany. We therefore also know what is good to know before you go on holiday in German. We have gathered all that information on this page. Therefore, you can read here and learn more about how to deal with passports, visas, vaccinations and much more before your trip to Germany.
Passport & Visa to Germany
When planning a trip to Germany, it is important that you check that your passport is valid for the entire travel period. However, there are no rules for it to be valid for a given period after the end of the trip, as you will experience it when entering other countries.
If you travel to Germany with an extended or temporary passport, this will be recognized as an approved passport. The same applies to EU emergency passports. For Danes, there is no requirement that you apply for a visa before entering Germany.
Vaccinations when traveling to Germany
Germany borders Denmark on Southern Jutland. The countries’ climate and landscape are very similar. It is only in southern Germany that the landscape begins to differ a great deal from what we see at home. Therefore, both hygiene and bacterial composition are very similar to what we are used to from home.
Although it does not seem obvious to have to be vaccinated before your trip to Germany, we would always recommend that you check with professionals if your trip requires any kind of vaccinations. You can check this out at blivvaccineret.dk . This page is always updated with information about which vaccines you should carry before you travel to Germany.
Currency in Germany
The currency in Germany has been exchanged several times. In the year 1948, it was decided that the currency in Germany should be the Deutsche Mark. This was best known as the D-Mark. In the year 2002, the country switched over the euro.
The close neighborhood between Denmark and Germany means that there are several places on your trip to Germany where you can actually pay with Danish kroner. However, you will usually get the best rate by paying with Euro.
Euros are easy to get hold of. You can withdraw Euros at many Danish banks’ ATMs. Likewise, you can of course withdraw Euros during your Germany holiday. You can also use your debit cards throughout the trip.
Languages in Germany
You have to polish the German words that you learned in primary school before you go on holiday to Germany. The dominant language in the country is German. Out of the country’s 83 million inhabitants, there is a minority group of 50,000 people who speak Danish.
In the vast majority of countries, you will be able to get far by committing yourself in English. However, this could be a challenge in Germany. The Germans have always cared a lot about the national language and many older generations have not learned English.
In today’s Germany, all children are taught English, just as we experience it in our home country. However, you can still experience turning on a German TV and watching your American TV program run on the screen with German Voice Over.
Time difference from Germany to Denmark
Denmark and Germany run according to exactly the same time zone. Therefore, you can always count on the clock being the same in the two countries. Both countries run with summer time and winter time, and we switch over at the same time.