Crossing borders --- maybe Visa issues?
In case you are not European Union citizen and visiting the beautiful area around Oberstdorf, you should be aware that you might cross the border to Austria without noticing. So it might be helpful to check if you are allowed to go there. It might sound a bit rediculous, but if it prevents to mess up your holidays due to these issues, it is worth it.
It happend to me several times that I found myself on Austrian ground. The tip applies of course for both directions.
Below you can jump to the page of the German Foreign Ministries page regarding the Schengen Agreement which regulates these issues.
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Alpine and general rescue call numbers
In case you are in trouble in
* Police 110
* Firebrigade 112
* Rescue 19222, otherwise try 112 or 110
* dental emergency Allgäu region 01805 19 12 12 (for Wednesday afternoon, Friday evening until monday morning, holidays)
* Emergency for Poison 0 8322 / 19240 (Oberstdorf) for other towns -> townnumber / 19240
*Avalanche report (winter) :
* Firebrigade 122
* Gendarmerie (Police) 133
* Rescue 144
* Mountain rescue 140
* Police 117
* Firebrigade 118
* Sea rescueSLRG 118
* ReGA (Rescue helicopter) 1414
* Rescue 144
* Toxicological Center 01 251 51 51
* Help desk for Kids 147
Translated from the german link below.
Happy and safe travels!
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