- Terrorism is a threat worldwide. Terrorists have staged attacks and threatened more. They may target transport hubs, and places foreigners visit, including Christmas markets. Be alert in public places and report suspicious activity to the police.
- Violent crime isn't common, but it does happen. Petty crime occurs occasionally, such as pickpocketing and theft from cars and trains. Take care of your belongings.
- Racial harassment occurs. Take care in cities, particularly in the former East Germany.
- Watch out for drink spiking. It can lead to sexual assault. Stick with people you trust in bars.
Full travel advice: Safety