Useful country information

Citizens of the EU: 
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU citizens:
Normally non-EU citizens require a visa. However, a visa is not required for nationals of countries for which the EU has abolished visa requirement for visits of up to three months. In order to find out if you require a visa or if your country is part of the EU’s visa-waiver program please consult the German Federal Foreign Office or the German consulate website in
your respective country.

Invitation letter
An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be provided on request after successful registration for the conference.

Weather
Please check this link for up-to-date weather forecasts in Berlin.

Currency
As in most countries of the European Union, the official currency is the Euro (€).
Please note that there are no general bank hours in Germany. Most banks are open in the morning hours and just a few hours in the afternoon or early evening.
Major credit cards are accepted at most cash points (ATM machines), stores, restaurants and hotels.

Language
English is spoken by the staff of most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Telephone and internet
Germany's international pre-dial is +49 (0049).Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots. 

Electricity
The electrical power supply in Germany is 220 V, 50 Hz, AC.
Official plugs in Germany are:
"Schukostecker" (round) Type F/ CEE 7/4
"Eurostecker" (flat) Type C/ CEE 7/16

Time
Germany's standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour.