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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find up to date information about travelling to Hessen during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The website of the Federal Foreign Office provides current information about travelling to Germany including entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations. For information specific to Hessen, head to the official Hessen state website.

What is the best way to get to Hessen?

Hessen is easy to reach both by air and overland. Visit our Getting Here and Around page for more information.

What timezone is Hessen in?

In Germany, Central European Time (CET) is used as standard time. Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed when Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in force.

What currency is used in Hessen?

Since 2002, Germany’s sole currency has been the Euro (€).

What language do they speak in Hessen?

The offical language of Germany is German; many locals in Hessen also speak Hessian dialect. English is widely spoken, particularly in major cities.

Where can I find information about accessible travel in Hessen?

Please visit the website of the German National Tourism Board for information about accessibility in Germany.

What’s the weather like in Hessen?

The climate here is generally mild, but the weather varies from region to region and season to season. Winters are snowy in the north of the state and mild and wet towards the south. Head to the north of the state to keep cool in mid to late summer; in the south of the state, temperatures can reach 40°c.

When's the best time to visit Hessen? 

Come in the spring for orchard blossoms and white asparagus, visit in summer for wine and music festivals and late November and early December for plentiful Christmas festivities.

For more information about travelling to Germany, please visit the website of the Germany National Tourism Board.