Doctors, Hospital and Health
If you are ill, your first port of call is a general practitioner. Only go to hospital if there is an emergency or you need treatment following an accident. You need a proof of health insurance cover to receive treatment. In case of an emergency call 112 for fire brigade and ambulance.
The weather is often changeable. You have to be prepared for cold spells and rain even in summer (it can be hot, but also between 18-21°C only). During autumn and winter it is rainy, stormy and cold most of the time. You are, therefore, recommended to bring warm clothes with you from home.
German electrical power points use 220 V and 50 Hz alternating current. Euronorm plugs fit all power points. Depending on where you come from you may have to use an adapter or transformer.
You can find general information about Germany on the following websites:
- Handbook Germany[Germany Manual]
- Brochure Willkommen in Deutschland
- Practical Hints for Your Stay
For news about Germany in English see: TheLocal
For news and information about Germany in German and Arabic see the German-Syrian Podcast Syrmania.