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Hamburg Travel warnings

Frankfurt Airport - Travel Alert

Europe's third busiest airport, Frankfurt, will be affected by industrial action for the remainder of the week (at least). Striking ground staff, who have caused the cancelation of hundreds of flights each day since the

Travel Alert - Bad "Santa" in Berlin

German police are searching for a “bad Santa” who has poisoned several visitors at Christmas markets around Berlin. The man struck twice last Thursday (Dec 8th) first at the Charlottenburg market, offering passers-

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Oktoberfest Tips & Survival Guide

So you’re going to Munich for Oktoberfest?  This is the world’s biggest fair – 6 million visitors a year to a 16-day beer-a-thon, so unless you’re prepared you could end up in a whole heap of trouble. Here are

Recommended vaccinations for Hamburg

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Is Berlin, Germany a safe place for tourists? What is the crime rate there?

Michella, just the usual big city stuff, have a look at this safety article. read more »
over 4 years ago

Is it safe to go to a festival in Northern Germany this Thursday- Monday???

Charlotte, I don't think anyone (including the combined resources of Germany's health system) knows if or when it will be completely "safe". But I can give y... read more »
about 5 years ago

Is it safe to travel from US to Germany within a few days of US State Department issuing warning?

Berlitz, I doubt there's ever been a time when the overall security threat has been higher. The US government doesn't issue a worldwide terror alert lightly.... read more »
about 6 years ago

Terror in Germany??

Hi, we have this piece about terror in Germany on the safety hub, explains it all pretty well. read more »
over 6 years ago

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