This guide gives you all the information you need to call Germany from the US: area codes, country code, examples, and more. Follow the guide below to learn how to call to Germany from the US.

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Before You Call Germany from the US

  • Ensure you have a high-speed internet connection, for uninterrupted service.
  • Make sure you know if you're calling a landline or a cell phone. If you rely on a traditional phone service, international calls may end up quite expensive. Take a look at the time zone of the city you’re calling in Germany. Ensure you’re calling at an appropriate time to reach your customers during their business hours.
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How to call Germany from the US?

  1. Dial the exit code - 011
  2. Dial the country code for Germany - 49
  3. Then dial the area code (2-5 digits). See below for the list of area codes in Germany.
  4. Lastly, dial the phone number (3-9 digits)

Germany Area Codes

Location Area Code Location Area Code
Aachen 241 Gelsenkirchen 209
Augsburg 821 Hamburg 40
Berlin 30 Hannover 511
Bielefeld 521 Karlsruhe 721
Bochum 234 Koln 221
Bonn 228 Krefeld 2151
Brandenburg 3381 Leipzig 341
Bremen 421 Mannheim 621
Chemnitz 371 Menz 33082
Dortmund 231 Munchen 89
Dresden 351 Munster 6071
Duisburg 203 Nurnberg 911
Dusseldorf 211 Stuttgart 711
Essen 201 Wiesbaden 611
Frankfurt 69 Wuppertal 202

Examples

How to Call a Landline in Germany?

Here’s how to call a landline in Germany from the US. In this example, we’re calling the landline number 1234567 in Berlin.

  1. Dial the US exit code - 011
  2. Dial the country code for Germany - 49
  3. Dial the area code - 30
  4. Dial the phone number - 1234567

How to Call a Mobile Phone in Germany?

Here’s how to call a mobile phone in Germany from the US. In this example, we’re calling the mobile number 1234567 in Berlin.

  1. Dial the US exit code - 011
  2. Dial the country code for Germany - 49
  3. Dial the mobile phone code - 1
  4. Dial the area code - 30
  5. Dial the phone number - 1234567

Make the Most out of Your Calls to Germany

Understanding German business practices and cultural etiquette are important when calling Germany from the US. Take a look at some of the cultural norms in Germany:

  • Punctuality is highly valued by Germans. Call precisely on the time agreed upon.
  • You may not reach anyone in the office after 5 pm Monday through Thursday and after 4 pm on Fridays.
  • Follow up your call with a formal email summarizing the topics of discussion.
  • In Germany, you can call people by their last name.
  • Be well prepared and organized with your points of discussion.
  • Use direct forms of communication in email, text and speech, and expect it in return.
  • Respect for privacy is appreciated. Professional and personal lives are separate. Do not call people at home past 10 pm, unless you have permission from them to do so.

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