How to Call Germany from the U.S.

Having trouble with your call to Germany? Vonage can help.

Whether you’re calling relatives in Hamburg or planning a trip to Berlin, Vonage World® can help your call to Germany get through. Vonage makes it easy to enjoy low-cost, reliable home phone service with unlimited¹ calling to Germany, so you can call Germany from the U.S. anytime you need to.

When you add Vonage Extensions™ to Vonage World®, you can extend your home calling plan to any phone, including mobiles, at no extra charge. So you can call Germany from both your home and mobile phones on the same plan. You'll also be able to make unlimited¹ calls to landlines in more than 60 countries. Now you can call Germany from the U.S. whenever and however you want.

Para llamar a Germany desde EE. UU., sigue estas sencillas instrucciones de marcado:

  • Primero marca 011, el código de salida de los EE. UU.
  • Next dial 49, the country code for Germany,
  • luego el código de área (2-5 dígitos)
  • y finalmente, el número de teléfono (3-9 dígitos).

Have family in Germany who often call the U.S.?

Here's an idea: Why not give Vonage World® to your friends or family in Germany? It's easy… just sign up for a Vonage World® account for them and ship them the Vonage Box™². That way they can make unlimited¹ calls to landlines in the U.S. Imagine your father in Dresden having the same U.S. area code as you. You and anyone in the U.S. can reach him on a U.S. number, rather than paying international rates to call Germany. Y si ambos tienen Vonage, ¡las llamadas entre ustedes están incluidas sin cargo adicional! Vonage funciona dondequiera que haya conexión a Internet de alta velocidad.

Need more help calling Germany?

If your call isn’t going through, watch out for these common dialing errors:

Blocked international calls

Many phone service providers offer the option to block international calling or even have it as a default. Check this setting before trying to place a direct international call. With Vonage World®, your calls to Germany will never be blocked.

Mobile numbers without area codes

Area codes shouldn't be added to international cell phone numbers. Cell phone numbers in most countries also have an allocated starting digit that isn't used for landlines.

Drop the trunk code

If the number you are dialing starts with zero, you must drop this first digit. The zero is called a "trunk code" and is used when calling within certain countries.
For example, if the number you are calling is 021 XXXX XXXX:

  • the wrong way to dial from the U.S. is 011 + 49 + 021 XXXX XXXX
  • the right way to dial from the U.S. is 011 + 49 + 21 XXXX XXXX

VoIP (Internet phone) connections

Some VoIP service providers allow you to skip dialing 011 before placing an international call. If this feature is turned on, just leave out the 011 U.S. exit code. For unlimited¹ landline and affordable mobile, check out our Vonage World® plan that services Germany.

Need more help with how to call Germany?

Here is a list of major Germany area codes and city calling codes.

GERMANY AREA CODES
Aachen 241
Augsburg 821
Berlin 30
Bielefeld 521
Bochum 234
Bonn 228
Brandenburg 3381
Bremen 421
Chemnitz 371
Dortmund 231
Dresden 351
Duisburg 203
Dusseldorf 211
Essen 201
Frankfurt 69
Gelsenkirchen 209
Hamburg 40
Hannover 511
Karlsruhe 721
Koln 221
Krefeld 2151
Leipzig 341
Mannheim 621
Menz 33082
Munchen 89
Munster 6071
Nurnberg 911
Stuttgart 711
Wiesbaden 611
Wuppertal 202

What about international calling apps?

Echa un vistazo a Vonage Móvil para obtener aplicaciones de llamadas internacionales para equipos Android™ y iPhone®.

¹Las llamadas ilimitadas y otros servicios para todos los planes residenciales se basan en el uso residencial, personal y no comercial normal. Una combinación de factores determinan el uso anormal, incluyendo, a título enunciativo: cantidad de números únicos a los que se llamó, llamadas reenviadas, minutos usados y otros. Sujeto a nuestra Política de uso razonable y nuestros Términos de servicio.

²Debes inscribirte en una cuenta adicional y seguir siendo responsable por todos los cargos y las actividades de cada cuenta, así como también del envío del adaptador y el cumplimiento de las leyes del país fuera de los EE. UU. donde el adaptador de Vonage puede ser usado. El soporte al cliente de Vonage sólo se ofrece en inglés y español. El servicio 911 de Vonage no funciona fuera de los EE. UU.