2018 Munich Security Conference

From Friday until Sunday, more than 30 heads of state and government and over 100 cabinet ministers from across the globe came together at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) for discussions on major international security challenges. The United States of America was represented at the MSC 2018 with a wide-ranging delegation. It featured the following principals from different branches ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Travel Delays in Hamburg during the G20 Summit

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Hamburg, Germany to possible travel delays and security concerns related to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, on July 7th and 8th, 2017. Hamburg and German federal authorities are preparing for potential protests from both international and local groups due to the event.  These ...
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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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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Security Message Update on Munich Shootings

Munich police have announced a “Cautious All Clear” for Munich as of 1:26 AM local time, and that public transport service has resumed.  Air traffic at the Munich airport continues to arrive and depart as scheduled without interruption. Munich police believe that a single shooter was responsible for the shootings, and that the shooter is ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Shots Fired at Multiple Locations in Munich

[Update 21:33] Media are reporting that Munich authorities have declared an emergency using the city’s smartphone warning system. Residents have been warned not to leave their homes:  For your own safety, avoid squares and streets: perpetrators are on the run. Train and bus transport suspended. Turn radio and TV on.  Munich’s mainline railway station is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin reminds U.S. citizens in Germany to review the Worldwide Caution , which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: G7 Summit Demonstrations

The G7 Summit will be held from June 7-8, 2015, and demonstrations are expected in the area of Schloss Elmau, a resort facility in the Bavarian Alps between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald, Germany.  The summit is an annual meeting of heads of state and government from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice of Demonstrations and General Security for U.S. Citizens in Germany

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the Consulates General in Frankfurt and Munich inform U.S. citizens in Germany of upcoming demonstrations in several German cities.  We take this opportunity to urge all U.S. citizens to be aware of the increased threat level in the region and to take appropriate personal security precautions. On Monday, January ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen US Consulate Frankfurt

The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt informs U.S. citizens of protests announced to take place on October 11, 2014 in Duesseldorf. Local police are expecting between 13-15,000 protestors for the event, which will start at approximately noon (12:00pm) in the Duesseldorf neighborhood of Oberkassel and end at the state parliament (Landtag) building. These protests are being ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Frankfurt

On October 6, 2014, there was an unexpected demonstration in front of the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt on Giessener Strasse. Local police contacts indicate that there will be another demonstration today, October 7, 2014, from approximately 10:00-11:00 am with approximately 300 anticipated participants. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into ...
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Security Message: July 25th Demonstration March and Protests in Berlin

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that several protests and a demonstration march are expected to take place in Berlin on Friday, July 25th, between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Approximately 2,000 demonstrators are expected, although previous demonstrations have had a much larger attendance.  The route of the pro-Palestinian demonstration march entitled “Al Quds Day” ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Munich

U.S. Consulate General Munich informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is scheduled to take place in Munich at Orleansplatz on Saturday, July 26 starting at 1400 and concluding at Orleansplatz at 2030. The demonstration route is as follows:  Orleansplatz – Rosenheimer Platz – Rosenheimer Strasse – Gasteig – Innere Wiener Strasse – Steinstrasse – Preysingstrasse – ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice Frankfurt

The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is aware of demonstrations being planned in various German cities in coming days to protest Israeli actions in Gaza.  While German authorities expect these demonstrations to be peaceful, similar demonstrations elsewhere in Europe have turned violent.  We recommend that U.S. citizens pay attention to local news sources and avoid ...
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Security Message: April 26th Demonstration March in Berlin

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration march led by the extreme right-wing NPD (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands) against the “Kreuzberg situation” is expected to take place in Berlin on Saturday, April 26, between 12:00 noon and midnight.  Approximately 100 demonstrators are expected, along with numerous counter-protestors. Although the exact route has not yet ...
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Security Message: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Establishment of a Restricted Zone in Hamburg

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that as a result of violent protests in December, the Hamburg police have established a 24/7 restricted zone covering a large area of the city of Hamburg, including the city’s nightlife area. The restricted zone (“Gefahrengebiet”) gives police officers extra authority to stop, search, and ban people from the ...
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