Spanish visa for German citizens

A visa is NOT required for German passport holders visiting Spain for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For German citizens to enter Spain for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Spain e-visa for German citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Spain visa on arrival for German citizens Not Available

Spain tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding German passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Spain.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Spain.

If you are looking for Spain visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Germany, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Spain nearest your place of residence.

  • Berlin: The Embassy of Spain in Berlin, Germany (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 53 minutes)
  • Frankfurt: The Consulate General of Spain in Frankfurt, Germany (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 53 minutes)
  • Munich: The Consulate General of Spain in Munich, Germany (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 53 minutes)
  • Dusseldorf: The Consulate General of Spain in Dusseldorf, Germany (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 53 minutes)
  • Hanover: The Consulate General of Spain in Hanover, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Hamburg: The Consulate General of Spain in Hamburg, Germany (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 53 minutes)
  • Stuttgart: The Consulate General of Spain in Stuttgart, Germany (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 53 minutes)

Spain visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Spain diplomatic mission offices to Germany for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Germany traveling to Spain from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Germany) estimated Change (%)
2008 11,072,046 N/A
2009 11,072,046 0.00%
2010 11,756,915 6.19%
2011 10,957,901 -6.80%
2012 11,871,060 8.33%
2013 11,871,060 0.00%
2014 11,985,205 0.96%
2015 11,528,625 -3.81%
2016 11,414,481 -0.99%
2017 11,897,376 4.23%
2018 11,414,481 -4.06%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Spain & Germany comparison

Spain's area is approximately 498,800 km2 (192,587 sq mi), while the area of Germany is approximately 348,560 km2 (134,579 sq mi). This means Germany is 43.10% smaller than Spain.

As of June 2021, Spain's population is ~47.6 million people - 48,303,714 fewer people than the population of Germany.

We have highlighted Spain & Germany’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Spain Germany Difference
Population (est 2021) 47,600,206 95,903,920 48.3 million fewer people live in Spain than Germany
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 215 227 Spain has 12 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Germany.
Travel freedom (2021) 144 145 Spain passport holders visit 1 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 492 593 Spanish hosts 101 fewer foreign missions than Germany.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Germany travel to Spain in one year?

The number of visitors from Germany visiting Spain in 2018 was approximately 11,414,481.

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