Emergency Phone Number: 112
Tel. 04131 77 0
Fax 04131 77 2777
Prescriptions: If you need particular mediation, take an adequate supply with you, although most pharmacies are well equipped. It is wise to carry a legible prescription with you to show that you legally use the medication.
Currency, Banks and Post Offices: The national currency in Germany is Euro. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 5 pm. Post offices are usually open between 8.30 am and 6 pm.
In Germany, the most commonly used credit cards are: Visa, MasterCard and Maestro, but be aware not all shops in Germany accept credits cards and it is not common to pay in restaurant via credit cards. Therefore, have enough cash with you.
Germany has a national network of cash machines (ATMs) from which you can withdraw cash 24 hours a day. Most shops are closed on Sundays.
Climate: Lüneburg in February is cold (average temperature -1.4 to 4.4 degrees C).
Time Zone: The time zone in Germany in winter is UTC +01:00 .
Water: Tap water in Germany is drinking water, Lüneburg is known for an excellent quality of the tap water!
Electricity: In Germany, the power sockets are of type F (two-pin plug). The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Travellers’ from the US, Canada and most South American countries will require a voltage converter. Travellers’ from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK as they are hard to find in Lüneburg.
Taxi / Cab: Telephone: +49 4131 2222
Visa Information: You can check here if you need a visa to enter Germany. In general, all Citizens of the European Union only need an identity card to enter in Germany. In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorisation from their parents to travel.
All information around visa you can find on the following website:
If you have any questions please ask your nearest German consulate.