Preparations before arriving to Germany

Passport & Visa

You may or may not need a visitor visa to visit Germany, depending on your citizenship. Citizens from many countries and EU Nationals only need a passport as travel document to visit Germany.
You will find more information here.

Travel documents

Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay.


Competitors, coaches, judges and board members are required to insure themselves against personal accident, personal liability, sickness, and loss of baggage for the duration leaving home until returning home. Tractors also need to have liability insurance.


Germany`s unit of currency is the Euro, which is the official currency of the European Union. To obtain Euros you can use bank ATM/cash card. You can pay with Visa and Master Cards in bigger shops but many smaller shops and supermarkets might not accept international credit cards. Euro banknotes are issued in €500, €200, €100, €50, €20, €10 and €5 notes. Denominations of Euro coins are €2, €1, 50 c, 20 c, 10 c, 5 c, 2 c and 1 c.

There are ATM machines in Tübingen and Reutlingen. Furthermore foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, which are generally open from 09.30 to 17.00 from Monday to Friday.


Not required, not necessary.

Health insurance

Participants have to submit their foreign health insurance when they register for the contest.

Stone for the Cairn of Peace

Size is 16 x 8 x 2 cm with the Country Name engraved in your language.

Please courier your stone to the following adress until 31st of May 2018:
Kuratorium Weltpflügen 2018 e.V.
Wollgrasweg 31, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany

Driving License

A valid driving license is required for driving tractors or cars. In Germany, we drive on the right side of the road. If your license was issued by a country outside the EU/EEA, you can use it for six months from your date of arrival.


Electrical supply 220/240 Volts. The Primary Socket Type is "Type C" Europlug and "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko.

Clean Equipment

All equipment and tools brought to Germany must be clean. If you rent or borrow any equipment or tools please make sure it is cleaned before you return the items.