Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance August 30, 2017

The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Frankfurt, Germany that German officials report unexploded ordnance has been discovered at a construction site near the Gruenenberg Park in Frankfurt am Main.  The Frankfurt authorities will disarm and dispose of the ordnance on Sunday morning, September 3, 2017, and as a routine and standard precaution, they have ordered the evacuation of a large circular area around the construction site near the intersection of Hansaallee and Miquel- /Adickesallee.

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens in the area to comply with official directions and avoid this area on Sunday from 8 a.m. until mid-afternoon.   U.S. citizens in Germany are urged to comply with police directions and street closures at all times, maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and monitor local news stations for updates.

The Frankfurt authorities have a great deal of experience dealing with unexploded ordnance, and this evacuation is a necessary precaution but should not be a cause for alarm.

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  • The American Citizen Services Unit for the U.S. Embassy Berlin is located at Clayallee 170, 14195 Berlin, and is open by appointment only Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The telephone number for routine calls is answered 2-4 p.m. Monday–Friday +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. Monday–Friday); 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
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Munich is located at Königinstrasse 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.
  • 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).