Germany Warden Message - July 02, 2009
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Security Advisory
The U.S. Consulate in Munich advises American citizens to avoid public gathering places, particularly restaurants, bars and discos frequented by American citizens, in the area of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria during the July 4th weekend. This advisory is based on reports that a German group may seek retaliation against U.S. citizens in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a recent incident at a local nightclub involving U.S. service members and German nationals. During this period, U.S. citizens are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.
U.S. citizens in Germany are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration web site, https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Germany. Americans without internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consular Section (please see contact information below). By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.
Reason: last weekend there was a pub brawl in a cocktail bar between a civil staffer of the US army and a few locals. Those threatened to come back to revenge.