China Tours from Germany
On an ETC’s China tour from Germany, explore venerable Terracotta Army and the Great Wall to piece together the history of a civilization five millennia old.
China is a diverse experience for German tourists. The mystique and splendor of China, its history, religions, art and culture, food and natural beauty, have beckoned numerous travellers from Germany, who come unveil the many faces of this ancient oriental kingdom. Let us whisk you to the magnificent Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven in Beijing to delve into China’s cultural treasures. Sailing the beautiful Li River or the Yangtze River is truly relaxing and intoxicating. The up-close observation and contact with the giant pandas in Sichuan bring every German traveler fun and happiness. Planning to visit the timeless Potala Palace in Lhasa? Discuss with the destination travel expert of ETC for a tailor-made Tibet adventure.
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China Visa Tips for German Citizens
Where to Apply for China Visa in Germany?
All German passport holders require a visa before travel to China. To make your trip to China from Germany an easy and pleasant one, you are kindly advised to consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General for the Chinese visa. Ordinary German passport holders can apply for a Chinese tourist visa at Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Duesseldorf. Please make an online appointment first.
The Chinese Embassy and CVASC in Germany:
◎Embassy of China in Germany
Add: Markisches Ufer 54, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:00 Monday-Friday
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
Tel: +49-030-27588525 (Manned Service between 15:00-17:00 Tuesday, Thursday), 27588525
◎CVASC in Berlin
Address: Invalidenstraße 116, Berlin, Germany
Business hours: Monday-Friday (except, Saturdays and Sundays, Chinese and German public holidays)
Application Submission: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Payment and Passport Collection: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Tel: +49(0)30979920000 (9:00AM-3:00PM )
◎Consulate General of China in Frankfurt
Add: Stresemannallee 19-23,60596 Frankfurt am Main
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Fax: +49-069- 75085530
Tel: +49-069- 75085543
Note: The above telephones are available between 14:00-16:00 on Monday and Wednesday.
Office Hours: 09:00-11:30 (for submission of visa application, passport, Notarization and Authentication)
Consular Districts: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Hessen, Baden-Württember and Saarland.
◎CVASC in Frankfurt
Address: Bockenheimer Landstraße 51-53, 60325 Frankfurt am Main
◎Consulate General of China in Hamburg
Add: Elbchaussee 268, 22605 Hamburg
Tel: +49-040-82276000 (for Visa)
+49-040-822760 18 (for Passport, Travel Document)
Note: Above telephones are only available between 14:00-16:00 on Tuesday and Thursday.
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Consular Districts: Hamburg, Bremen, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein
◎CVASC in Hamburg
Address: Willy-Brandt-Strasse 57, 5.OG, 20457 Hamburg
◎Consulate General of China in Munich
Add: Romanstrasse 107, 80639, Munich
Note: Above telephones are only available between 15:00-17:00 on Monday and Wednesday.
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Consular Districts: Bayern
◎CVASC in Munich
Address: Lutzstraße 2, 80687 München
Practical Travel Tips for Germans traveling in China
What about drinks?
A: Local tea is commonly served with meals and there is a variety of soft drinks, local and imported beers and wines available for purchase. German travelers should not drink the tap water, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available. If you like a 'cuppa', you may like to bring along a small supply of tea bags, coffee and milk powder. Most rooms have electric jugs or thermos flasks of boiling water to make hot.
What are the toilet facilities like on China tour?
A: All of our hotels picked for your China tour package have western style bathrooms and toilets. Obviously in the more remote areas where some German travelers would like to take an adventure, the guesthouses may be a little more basic, but clean and simple is common. Whilst sightseeing, toilet facilities at restaurants and local tourist sites can vary and we would recommend that you carry tissues, wet wipes or disinfectant gel with you, “just in case”.
What should I pack?
A: Casual clothing is appropriate at all times although clothes that are too revealing are still frowned upon in all over China. Try to pack lightly as your trip may involve an amount of personal baggage handling as porters are often not available except in larger hotels. For security reasons it is essential that your baggage can be locked whilst during air transportation between cities. At times, you may not be able to check into your hotel room immediately or be able to access your main bags. To ensure your comfort, a change of clothes in your hand luggage to coincide with local weather conditions is always handy. All personal toiletries should be taken with you and small packets of tissues or wet wipes are recommended. A small medical kit containing medication to alleviate common ailments is suggested. Prepare your hiking boots if you’re taking a hiking tour in China.
Clothing suggestion for Germans traveling to China:
Spring (Mar – May) with temperature of 50 - 71.6F: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes
Summer (Jun – Aug) with temperature Above 71.6 F: T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear
Autumn (Sep – Nov) with temperature of 50- 71.6 F: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes
Winter (Dec – Feb) with temperature Below 50 F: Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required
What credit cards can I use?
A: At present the Bank of China accepts Master, American Express, Dynasty, Visa, JCB, and Diners Club cards. German travelers may use these cards to draw cash over the exchange counters in China's banks, make purchases or pay bills at large department stores, restaurants and hotels in more than 100 major cities in China. A surcharge of 2% is always charged for card transactions.
Where can German get consular assistance?
A: In China, the German tourists can obtain consular assistance from the:
◎Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing
Add: No.17, Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, Chaoyang District
Tel: +86-10- 85329000
Fax: +86-10- 65325336
◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Guangzhou
Add: 14/F, Yuehai Tianhecheng Mansion, No. 208, Tianhe Road, Tianhe District
Tel: +86-20- 83130000
Fax: +86-20- 85168133
◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai
Add: No.118 Yongfu Lu
◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chengdu
Add: Level 25, Western Tower, No.19, 4th Section, Renmin Nan Lu (Renmin Road South), Chengdu
◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shenyang
Address: 21/F, China Resources Building, No. 286, Qingnian Street, Heping District
Tel: +86-24 83899100
Fax: +86-24 83899199
Direct Flights from Germany to China
The distance from Germany to China is 7,242 kilometers and it takes around 10 hours to fly between the two counties. Passengers can fly from Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf to China. The air carriers are Lufthansa, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Cathay Pacific and Hainan Airlines. More direct flights are expected to be opened in the future, so your Germany trip to China will be getting easier and easier.
Departure cities in Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf
Arrival cities in China: Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Shenyang, Qingdao
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