Visa and entry requirements Azerbaijan:
Passport required
German citizens require an entry visa, which must be applied for at the Azerbaijani embassy in Berlin before starting the trip.
In addition, visas for a stay of up to 30 days and one entry can be obtained via the Azerbaijani visa portal ( can be applied for online.
Visa costs: 20-35 euros

Information from the Federal Foreign Office about your trip to Azerbaijan:

Azerbaijan is a landlocked country in southwest Asia with around 10.5 million inhabitants. The country borders Iran to the south, Armenia to the west, Georgia to the northwest, Russia to the north and the Caspian Sea to the east.

The official language of the state is Azerbaijani and the national currency is the Azerbaijani manat, where 1 euro corresponds to around 2 AZN.

The largest cities in Azerbaijan include Baku, Sumqayit, Gence, Xirdalan, Mingecevir and Sirvan. The country's inhabitants are mostly avowed Shiite Muslims.

The Caucasian Republic of Azerbaijan has been an independent state since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The highest peak in the country is the 4,466 meter high Bazardüzü. The rich fauna in Azerbaijan includes brown bears, wild boars, gazelles, lynxes, jackals, leopards, hyenas and wolves.

Azerbaijan's economy is based almost entirely on its significant oil and natural gas reserves, which account for almost 951T3T of the state's export revenue.

The capital and by far the largest city in the country is Baku with around 2.5 million inhabitants. Baku, located on the western coast of the Caspian Sea, is also the political, economic and cultural center of Azerbaijan.

The most important sights in Baku include the historic old town with its fortress walls, the Flame Towers, the State Philharmonic Hall, the Maiden Tower, the Palace of the Khans of Shirvan, the Tezepir Mosque, the Maiden Tower, the Murad Gate, the Shah Mosque, Ateshgah Fire Temple, Mohammed Mosque, Church of the Savior, Cultural Center, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, National Art Museum, Church of Gregory the Illuminator, Azeri TV Tower, Baku Boulevard, Dagusti Park, Natural History Museum , the Fountain Park, the Carpet Museum, the Bibi-Heybat Mosque, the Heydar Mosque, the Local History Museum, the Ferris Wheel - Baku Eye, the National Flag Square on the Caspian Sea and the Baku Olympic Stadium.

On my first visit, in March 2015, I toured the Azerbaijani capital for two days. The super modern city of Baku has a lot to offer in terms of tourism, so two days weren't actually enough.

You can really see the considerable wealth of Baku in the city; everywhere it looks like it has been newly created.

In Baku it's great fun to explore all of the city's sights on foot. The pleasant atmosphere with the countless market stalls means you never get bored.

The Maiden Tower, which is also the city's only World Heritage Site, is of course the highlight of Baku. In addition, the large Caspian Sea shore is rich in attractions, such as the Ferris wheel or the flagpole with the large Azerbaijani flag. The many restaurants in the city center mostly offered very special local cuisine, some of which were more similar to Turkish dishes.

The second and last time so far, I traveled to the beautiful capital of Azerbaijan exactly five years later, in March 2020. On my return journey from the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, I still had around seven hours left to visit the city again. In these five years alone, the cityscape had changed significantly and Baku became even richer in attractions.

After a visit to the famous “Flame Towers” and the impressive parks, which were now brightly lit due to the falling darkness, I ended up once again inside the medieval city walls, the fascinating old town of Baku.

Baku is a very interesting and exciting city for me and it is definitely not the last time I have been there.