Visa and entry requirements Tajikistan:
Passport required
German citizens are subject to the visa requirement.
For stays up to 45 days, visas can be found on the website www.evisa.tj be requested.
Visa fee: 35-70 Euro

Information from the Foreign Office on your trip to Tajikistan:
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/tadschikistansicherheit/206756

Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia with about 9,2 million inhabitants. The country is bordered by Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, China to the east and Afghanistan to the south.

The two official languages ​​in the state are Tajik and Russian, the national currency is Tajikistan-Somoni, where 1, - Euro is about 10, - TJS.

The largest cities in Tajikistan include Dushanbe, Khujand, Kulob, Qurghonteppa, Istaravshan, Tursunsoda, Isfara and Konibodom. Almost 92% of the population is committed to the Muslim faith. The Tajiks are culturally and linguistically more likely to belong to the Persians than the Russians of earlier times.

About 70% of the state territory of Tajikistan is located in the high mountains and about 45% of the area is above 3.000 meters. The highest peak of the Central Asian state, the 7.495 meter is high "Pik Ismoil Somoni" in the Pamir Mountains.

Due to the lack of access to the sea and the very difficult geological relief of the land area, Tajikistan today is the poorest of all former Soviet republics.

The country's economy is predominantly based on aluminum exports, agriculture with the cultivation of cotton, tobacco and grain, low raw material deposits such as oil, lignite, natural gas, lead, tin, gold, silver or uranium, as well as on 1,5 million transfers Tajiks living abroad.

The promotion of various mineral resources, designed partly because of the high mountains sometimes very difficult.

Tourism is very low in Tajikistan, though the country has Karakul Lake, the Seven Lakes at Marguzor, Garm Chashma hot springs, Khorog City Park, Fann Mountains, Nurek Dam, the Natural History Museum and the Somoni Park in Khujand, Fort of Hisor or Iskanderkul Lake has some attractions to offer.

The capital and largest city of Tajikistan is Dushanbe with about 900.000 inhabitants. Dushanbe is located at about 800 meters altitude in the west of the country and is the political, economic and cultural center of the Central Asian state.

Dushanbes main tourist attractions include the Presidential Palace, the Somoni Statue, the Palace of the Nation, the Lenin Memorial, the Puppet Theater, the National Museum of Tajikistan, the large flagpole with the national flag, the National Library, Victory Park, the Farmer's Market, the Charki Mosque, the Dolphin Water Park, the Theater, the Independence Monument, Rudaki Park and the Museum of Local History.

In October 2015 I toured Tajikistan for 12 days. It was after the sudden death of my beloved father, one of my hardest journeys ever, but in hindsight also the best place to deal with this fate.

Everything is so easy and natural in Tajikistan, except for downtown Dushanbe, where nothing is modern and prices are very low everywhere. The wide landscape on the way between Dushanbe and Khujand is just fantastic. The high, differently colored mountains and the many light blue waters, actually nature can not be more beautiful.

After the city Khujand had relatively little to offer after my trip from Dushanbe and was very boring, I returned after two days back to the capital. There I felt very well the week before, so I wanted to be in Dushanbe for the remaining five days.

For some reason, I'm a big fan of this city.

The very well-kept tourist attractions, the friendly people and the positive mood are unique there.

Tajikistan was one of my most beautiful trips ever, one of the most difficult times of my life.