PLAN FOR FUTURE TRAVEL TO GERMANY
Germany is located in Central and Western Europe: perched between the Alps to the south, and the North and Baltic seas to the north.
Good news, explorers: with more than 80 cities to its name, Germany has a lifetime’s worth of surprises in store, even for seasoned visitors. Get creative with travel planning: how about Cologne’s relaxed lifestyle and vibrant Belgian Quarter, Dusseldorf’s waterfront architectural Titans, and some juicy schnitzel served up in Heidelberg’s Schnitzelbank, for starters?
Germany has gone into a partial lockdown, which greatly affects the travel industry but borders remain open. Here is what you need to know about Germany's entry regulations.
GERMANY TRAVEL INFORMATION
The lockdown, which began on November 2, 2020 means that overnight stays in hotels for tourist purposes are banned, entertainment facilities such as theaters and cinemas are closed as are bars and restaurants, which can only offer take-out services. Museums and tourist attractions are also shut down.
Restaurants and bars are closed, except for take-away
Large events are canceled
Unnecessary travel is strongly discouraged
Overnight stays in hotels for tourist purposes are banned
All those who can work from home should do so and employers should ease a transition into working from home
Meetings in public are restricted to just two households of up to 10 people total.
Entertainment facilities such as theaters and cinemas are closed
Public recreation centers such as swimming pools, gyms and saunas are closed
No crowds at sports events
What is allowed:
Schools and kindergartens will remain open
Church services and protests will be allowed to continue due to constitutional concerns
Nursing home residents will be allowed to receive visitors
Shops will remain open, with one customer allowed per 10 square meters (108 square feet)
Borders remain open
The country is effectively closed to tourists, but as the borders remain open it is still possible to enter Germany. Read More Here
Straight to Brandenburg after landing since the region
is surrounding the airport and the city of Berlin.
Berlin's new BER Airport lies south of the city in Brandenburg. Combine a holiday in Brandenbur's countryside, on its lakes or at the Prussian Palaces and Gardens with an excursion to Berlin. At a time when social distancing is important, Brandenburg offers what visitors need to feel safe: lots of water and nature for walking or cycling.
Welcome to Heidelberg
As early as in the 19th century, Heidelberg cast its spell on poets such as Joseph von Eichendorff and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe with its romantic charisma. It was immortalized in many publications. Heidelberg has managed to preserve this irresistible magic to this day. The romantic Castle ruin with its large garden, the picturesque Old Town with its cozy alleys and squares and the river Neckar, idyllically winding its way through the green valley, draw several million guests to the city every year. Heidelberg is connected to its castle – which served as the residence of the Prince Electors of the Palatinate for five centuries – as inseparably as with its more than 600 year old university. The city’s history is ever-present. The Philosophenweg (Philosophers’ Walk) on the sunny slope of the Heiligenberg (Holy Mountain), affording not only scholars a special view of the city, the river, the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) and the castle as well as the Königstuhl (King’s Seat), which is nearly 600 meters high. Come to know and love Heidelberg as well.
This visit will let you experience up close why so many have lost their hearts to our city. Explore the picturesque and charismatic alleys during a walking tour of the Old Town and see the many small places that make Heidelberg one of the most beautiful cities.
There is movement in the historic centre of the capital: embedded in the historic cityscape of the Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral and the Nikolai Quarter, a new cosmopolitan forum for culture, art & science is being created - the Humboldt Forum. From 17th December, the building will be opened step by step.
On December 4, the extended subway line 5 is opened. This will close the previous gap between the Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz. It will connect the east to the historic city center with numerous sights, the government district and the main train station to make relaxed sightseeing possible.
New Cultural Heart
Berlin’s cultural heart beats strongly in the old historical city. The city centre is home to a unique concentration of outstanding cultural institutions just like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Museum Island, but also two opera houses and six major theatres, as well as innumerable museums and arts venues.