10th International DHC+ Summer School




Passport & Visa

To enter Germany, a valid passport, or national identity card if you are an EU/EEA citizen is required. If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, further documentation will be needed. Please consult your embassy to check the requirements applicable to you.
Before you travel to Germany, please check the rules and restrictions on what you can bring into the country, and whether tax applies.
Participants who require a visa can request an invitation letter from DHC+. Please send your passport details to [email protected]. Attendees must have registered and paid the required registration fees before requesting an official letter of invitation.
We advise participants to start the visa application process as early as possible and no later than six weeks prior to your departure. The organisers cannot be held responsible for the outcome of visa applications.
Please note: this information is intended to provide a general understanding and may be subject to change. Travellers are encouraged to consult their local German embassy or travel agent.






The organisers will not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. It is highly recommended that all participants carry proper health and travel insurance.


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Emergency numbers

112: Universal European Emergency Services number - works from all phones including mobile devices.


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Telephone dialling codes

Country code: +49





Time zone

The local standard time zone in Germany is Central European Summer Time (CEST).

For detailed information please click here.






The power sockets used in Germany are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. If your electronical devices require a different type of plug, please  purchase an adaptor in advance as hotel rooms may not be equipped with them.


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Currency and credit cards

The currency used in Germany is Euro (EUR). Most large shops, stores, hotels and restaurants accept payment by credit and debit cards including MasterCard, Visa and Maestro. However, it is advisable to carry some cash in case of difficulty as smaller businesses, accommodations, bars, and shops may not support payment by any type of credit or debit card.





The average temperature in Germany during the Summer School period is between 16-25°C. We  recommend carrying an umbrella with you just in case.

Click here to check weather conditions in Gottingen prior to your departure.