Visa and entry requirements Pakistan:
Passport required
Germans generally need a Pakistani entry visa.
In any case, entry visas for Pakistan must be obtained from the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Berlin
Visa costs: 110 euros

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Pakistan:

Pakistan is a country in southern Asia with around 218 million inhabitants. The country borders on Iran in the west, Afghanistan in the northwest, China in the north, the disputed territory of Kashmir in the northeast, India in the east and the Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean in the south.

The two official languages of Pakistan are Urdu and English, the national currency is the Pakistani rupee, with 1 euro equaling around 175 PKR.

The country's ten megacities include Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Quetta. Pakistan is the country with the fifth largest population in the world, with 97% professing the Muslim faith.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is one of the poorest states on the Asian continent and is predominantly very mountainous. The three largest mountains in the world meet in the north of the country. Apart from the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush, the Karakoram has the highest peak in Pakistan with the 8,611 meter high K2. In addition to K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum II, four more of the world's 14 eight-thousander mountains are located on Pakistani territory.

The high altitudes of the mountains are home to a diverse range of wildlife, including leopards, brown bears, lynxes, eagles, vultures, snow leopards, falcons and ibexes.

The territory of Pakistan has significant deposits of mineral resources, which are mostly inaccessible due to their geographical location. The country's economy is based primarily on agriculture and livestock breeding.

In agriculture, cotton, wheat, sugar cane, rice, tobacco, millet and corn are mainly grown and exported. Pakistan's other export products include textile products, wool, dried fish, meat, dairy products, fabrics and leather items. Structured tourism is practically non-existent in the country.

The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad with around 1.2 million inhabitants. The ninth largest city in the country has the Faisal Mosque, one of the largest closed mosques in the world.

The largest city in Pakistan is Karachi with around 16 million inhabitants. Karachi is located in the south, on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is the economic and cultural center of the country.

The most important sights in Pakistan include the Rohtas Fort, Lake Rawal, the old Saidpur district, the Pakistan Monument with the museum and the Pir Sohawa Park in Islamabad, the paradisiacal Hunza Valley with Lake Attabad and the Altit Fort , the impressive Saif-ul-Muluk Lake in Naran, the Badshahi Mosque, the Wazir Khan Mosque, the Military Museum, the Old Town and other museums in Lahore, the Baltit Fort in Karimabad, the Deosai National Park and the Aviation Museum, the Local History Museum, the Mazar-E-Quaid monuments and the Frere Hall with the art gallery in Karachi.

In May 2013 I traveled to Pakistan for the only time so far. I only visited Karachi, one of the largest cities in the world, on a day trip. Despite a devastating bomb attack the day before and a somewhat uneasy feeling in my stomach, my trip remained without any further problems.

After my Emirates flight from Dubai arrived early in the morning, I organized a cheap taxi for a full-day city tour. Karachi has a kilometer-long sandy beach, but it remained completely unused due to the extreme heat. Otherwise, the city was quite pleasant with lots of friendly people and a lot more relaxed than previously feared. Nevertheless, in Karachi, probably because of the previous attack, there were considerable security measures throughout the city, especially at the entrances to larger hotels.

One day I would like to travel to the impressive landscape of northern Pakistan, about which I have already heard some interesting stories.