Visa Regulations and official invitations

Germany is part of the Schengen area of European countries. Some guests may require a visa in order to travel to Germany. Information about entry requirements can be found on the website of the Germany Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An overview of visa requirements and exemptions for entry of non-EU nationals is available here.

If you need more information regarding your visit in Germany, especially information about visa or an invitation letter, please contact the COAR Office.

Foreign exchange rates

The currency in Germany is the Euro. On you can find the current exchange rates and a currency converter.

Cash machines are widely available in the city and most hotels and large stores accept all international credit cards. Nonetheless, carrying some cash is advisable as smaller businesses or ticket machines do not always accept cards.


In Germany, the Europlug (type C & F) is used (230 V, 50 Hz).