Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK: LOW
Germany is a very safe country. It is ranked 14th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Germany. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: LOW
Germany is a safe country regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK: MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Germany. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Germany.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: LOW
There are no natural hazards in Germany.
TERRORISM RISK: MEDIUM
Germany has recently been targeted by terrorist attacks which, thankfully, resulted in few casualties. If terrorist attacks are still very rare and do no target tourists, it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
Germany is generally very safe for women travelers.