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Overall, Germany has a warm, temperate, wet climate with westerly winds. Extreme fluctuations in temperature are rare. Rain falls throughout the year. Mild winters (2ºC to -6ºC) and moderately hot summers (18ºC to 20ºC) are the norm.


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The main language is German, of course. However, you should be aware that there are many different regional accents and dialects, although High German is understood everywhere.Many Germans also speak good English, so there should not be any language barriers for foreign visitors.

Public Transportation

Dresden has a very well-structured public transport system.
It is possible to use trams, buses, commuter railways, ferries or taxis in Dresden. For longer trips there is also the railway system.

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Typically German

Every country has its own customs and conventions that it is best to know about.

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Where to find help?

Safe medical care is a basic principle in Germany. The city of Dresden has a university hospital and different urban hospitals. There are also doctors who speak foreign languages and there is an international pharmacy.

Emergency numbers

• Police: 110
• Fire department: 112
• Ambulance: 112