U.S. Consulate General Munich
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terror Threat In Munich
January 1, 2016
The U.S. Consulate General Munich alerts U.S. citizens to information transmitted via Twitter within the last hour by the Munich Police of a terror threat in Munich. According to Munich Police, all group gatherings and the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) as well as the Pasing train station should be avoided.
All U.S. visitors or residents in Germany should be aware of their local security situation, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. There is a continuing threat in Europe from persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis.
U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. Specific safety concerns should be addressed to German law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety of all visitors to Germany.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Germany Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- The U.S. Consulate General in Munich is located at Koeniginstrasse 5 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The telephone number is +49-89-2888-580 during office hours; e-mail: ConsMunich@state.gov. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after-hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Munich is +49-89-2888-0.