There is a general threat from terrorism in Germany. Such attacks could be indiscriminate, including in public places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has been aware of British nationals who have been arrested for possessing counterfeit currency.
They advise against changing currency anywhere other than banks or legitimate Bureaux de Change.
Carry your passport with you at all times. German police have the right to ask to see identification.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: 0845 850 2829.
US Department of State
Embassies and tourist offices
British Embassy in Germany
Wilhelmstrasse 70, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 (0)30 204570.
German National Tourist Office in the USA
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10168, USA
Tel: (212) 661 7200 or 1 800 651 7010 (for callers within the USA.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the USA
4645 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Tel: (202) 298 4000. Visa questions: (202) 298 4224.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 0830-1700, Fri 0830-1530.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the UK
23 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PZ, UK
Tel: (020) 7824 1300 (general enquiries) or (020) 7824 1463 (consular section) or 09065 508 922 (recorded visa information; calls cost £1 per minute) or 09065 540 740 (24-hour automated visa appointment booking service; calls cost £1 per minute).
Opening hours: 0900-1130.