Croatian visa for German citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

Croatia tourist visa requirements:

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

If you are looking for Croatia 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 Croatia nearest your place of residence.

  • Berlin: The Embassy of Croatia in Berlin, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Mainz: The Consulate General of Croatia in Mainz, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Hamburg: The Consulate General of Croatia in Hamburg, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Dusseldorf: The Consulate General of Croatia in Dusseldorf, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Stuttgart: The Consulate General of Croatia in Stuttgart, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Munich: The Consulate General of Croatia in Munich, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Frankfurt: The Consulate General of Croatia in Frankfurt, Germany (Working hours: Close now)
  • Dresden: The Consulate General of Croatia in Dresden, Germany (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Germany) estimated Change (%)
2008 2,486,509 N/A
2009 2,512,682 1.05%
2010 2,512,682 0.00%
2011 2,591,204 3.13%
2012 2,565,030 -1.01%
2013 2,512,682 -2.04%
2014 2,486,509 -1.04%
2015 2,486,509 0.00%
2016 2,669,725 7.37%
2017 2,617,378 -1.96%
2018 2,783,513 6.35%
2019 2,881,284 3.51%

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

Croatia & Germany comparison

Croatia's area is approximately 55,960 km2 (21,606 sq mi), while the area of Germany is approximately 348,560 km2 (134,579 sq mi). This means Germany is 6.23 times bigger than Croatia.

As of January 2022, Croatia's population is ~3.9 million people - 81,525,926 fewer people than the population of Germany.

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

Croatia Germany Difference
Population (est 2022) 3,947,467 85,473,393 81.5 million fewer people live in Croatia than Germany
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 160 227 Croatia has 67 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Germany.
Travel freedom (2022) 130 145 Croatia passport holders visit 15 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 107 593 Croatian hosts 486 fewer foreign missions than Germany.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Germany visiting Croatia in 2019 was approximately 2,881,284.

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