Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at Dusseldorf Central Train Station

U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at Dusseldorf Central Train Station

March 10, 2017

  • Media are reporting that an axe attack occurred at the central train station in Dusseldorf.  There is extensive ongoing police activity in the area.
  • You should avoid the area, maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and monitor local news stations for updates.

For further information about security in Germany:

  • 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 American Citizen Services Unit for the U.S. Embassy Berlin is located at Clayallee 170, 14195 Berlin, and is open by appointment onlyMonday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The telephone number for routine calls is answered 2-4 p.m. MondayFriday +49-69-7535-0; email: acsberlin@state.gov. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the after-hours emergency number for the U.S. Embassy Berlin is +49-30-8305-0.
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is located at Giessener Strasse 30, 60435 Frankfurt am Main. The telephone number is +49-69-7535-0 (routine calls, 2-4 p.m. MondayFriday); e-mail: GermanyACS@state.gov. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of normal business hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is +49-69-7535-0.
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Munich is located at Königinstrasse 5 and is openMonday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The telephone number is +49-89-2888-580during 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.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday(except U.S. federal holidays).