German visa for Spanish citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

Germany tourist visa requirements:

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

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

  • Madrid: The Embassy of Germany in Madrid, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Lanzarote: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Lanzarote, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Zaragoza: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Zaragoza, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Almeria: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Almeria, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Vigo : The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Vigo , Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Valencia: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Valencia, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Santa Cruz de la Palma: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • San Sebastian: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in San Sebastian, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Mahón: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Mahón, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Jerez de la Frontera: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Alicante: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Alicante, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Bilbao: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Bilbao, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: The Consulate General of Germany in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Palma: The Consulate General of Germany in Palma, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Malaga: The Consulate General of Germany in Malaga, Spain (Working hours: Close now)
  • Barcelona: The Consulate General of Germany in Barcelona, Spain (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Spain) estimated Change (%)
2008 470,308 N/A
2009 457,758 -2.67%
2010 507,938 10.96%
2011 536,269 5.58%
2012 574,768 7.18%
2013 596,201 3.73%
2014 623,681 4.61%
2015 660,933 5.97%
2016 671,990 1.67%
2017 707,843 5.34%
2018 734,851 3.82%

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

Germany & Spain comparison

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

As of December 2021, Germany's population is ~108.6 million people - 60,124,908 more people than the population of Spain.

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

Germany Spain Difference
Population (est 2021) 108,611,534 48,486,626 60.1 million more people live in Germany than Spain
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 227 215 Germany has 12 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Spain.
Travel freedom (2021) 145 144 Germany passport holders can visit 1 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 593 492 German hosts 101 more foreign missions than Spain.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Spain visiting Germany in 2018 was approximately 734,851.

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