U. S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a truck drove into the Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz. Police have surrounded the area. U.S. citizens in Germany are encouraged to avoid the area of Breitscheidplatz. We urge U.S. citizens in Berlin to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are safe.
At this time German Police are reporting nine deaths and 50 injured and are concerned this is a possible terrorist incident. We are working with local authorities to determine if any U.S. citizens were injured in the event. Avoid the area, monitor local press for updates, and exercise caution if you are in the vicinity.
Terrorism remains a concern across Europe, particularly during the holiday period, and we encourage you to review the Europe Travel Alert.
For further information about security in Germany:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 +49-69-7535-0
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.