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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

German National Tourist Office (GNTB) –PO Box 2695, London W1A 3TN – t 0207 317 0908 – http://www.germany-tourism.co.uk

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany –23 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PZ – t 0207 824 1300 – http://www.london.diplo.de

Republic of Ireland

Consult the official German National Tourist Office (GNTB) website for all tourist information – http://www.germany-tourism.ie/

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany –31 Trimleston Avenue, Booterstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin – t 01 269 3011 – http://www.dublin.diplo.de


Documents

European Union nationals: identity card or passport, even expired (if within less than five years).


Health

Also see Practical A to Z.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will provide access to medical care at a reduced cost or free of charge. The simplest and quickest way to obtain your EHIC is to apply online (UK citizens https://http://www.ehic.org.uk/InternetRes/home.do or http://www.ehic.ie/ for Irish citizens). The EHIC card is not an alternative to private travel insurance, which will also cover costs such as repatriation. Some credit cards include travel insurance; consult your bank.


Websites

German National Tourist Board – Culture, leisure, practical information. Consult the online Affordable places to stay brochure for a selection of over 300 places to stay at €40 or less. http://www.germany-tourism.de

Deutsche Welle (DW) – Germany’s international broadcasting medium (online, television and radio) also broadcasts German language lessons. http://www.dw-world.de

Magazine Deutschland – Multilingual online magazine with articles devoted to politics, culture and economics among others. http://www.magazine-deutschland.de/en/

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