Welcome to Germany

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

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Video Archive

The Baltic Region – Sustainability and Growth for its People Start

The Baltic Region – Sustainability and Growth for its People

The art world is focused on Germany – it’s Documenta14 in Kassel Start

The art world is focused on Germany – it’s Documenta14 in Kassel

Lange_Nacht_der_Ideen_2017_4MB_en Start

Lange_Nacht_der_Ideen_2017_4MB_en

The Berlinale Africa Hub   Start

The Berlinale Africa Hub

A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany Start

A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany

More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof Start

More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof

Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry Start

Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office Start

New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016 Start

The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

Moving people – and opening up society Start

Moving people – and opening up society

Moving people – with games Start

Moving people – with games

Moving people – with street football Start

Moving people – with street football

Menschen bewegen – on stilts Start

Menschen bewegen – on stilts

Moving People – with Medical Technology Start

Moving People – with Medical Technology

Menschen bewegen 2016 Start

Menschen bewegen 2016

Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig Start

Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene Start

Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ Start

My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi Start

My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues Start

The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua Start

My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin Start

The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary Start

German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary Start

2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling Start

My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30 Start

Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30

Dual training schemes in Germany - making a successful career start Start

Dual training schemes in Germany - making a successful career start

Dual Training in Germany Start

Dual Training in Germany

Studying as a foreign student in Germany Start

Studying as a foreign student in Germany

The Treaty of Rome – 60 years on – why is it cause to celebrate? Start

The Treaty of Rome – 60 years on – why is it cause to celebrate?

Citizens for Europe – on the streets, in dialogue Start

Citizens for Europe – on the streets, in dialogue

The New German President Start

The New German President

UNESCO-world heritage in Germany

UNESCO-world heritage in Germany

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Aachen Cathedral - UNESCO world heritage site since 1978

Aachen Cathedral - UNESCO world heritage site since 1978

The interior of the Aachen Cathedral

The interior of the Aachen Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

Die Wieskirche

Die Wieskirche

Das Schloß Augustusburg in Brühl

Das Schloß Augustusburg in Brühl

Mariendom in Hildesheim

Mariendom in Hildesheim

Sankt Michaeliskirche in Hildesheim

Sankt Michaeliskirche in Hildesheim

Trier - Porta Nigra

Trier - Porta Nigra

Die Altstadt in Lübeck

Die Altstadt in Lübeck

Welcome to Germany

Are you planning to move to Germany? Or did you arrive recently, intending to stay here permanently? Taking a step like this involves a lot of changes. This brochure has been designed to help you find your way in Germany. It contains basic information to help you settle in more easily and quickly in your new home and integrate into life here.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Information for vehicle owners from abroad

Since 1 January 2008 low emission zones to mitigate air pollution caused by fine particles have been introduced in 30 areas all over Germany.

Low emission zones are identified by traffic signs and additional signs. The Ordinance on the marking of vehicles (35th BImSchV) stipulates that vehicles have to be marked with stickers (on the windscreen inside the vehicle) and lays down the criteria vehicles have to meet for the different kinds of stickers. Stickers are valid for all low emission zones in any city in Germany.