Travel to Vatican City

Vatican state: arrival and transport

Transportation

Since 1933 the Vatican State has had its own station with 200 meters of rails on Vatican territory. The last time the station was used by John Paul II to transport people; that was once in 1979 until the next train station in Rome and in 2002 when it went from the Vatican to Assisi. A small department store has been housed in the station since 2003, and the railway line of the dwarf state is only used for freight traffic.

In addition to the train station, there is also a helicopter landing pad in the Vatican called “Eliporto” (Italian) or “Portus Helicopterorum” (Latin).

Otherwise there are around 50 streets in Vatican City that have street names and signs but no traffic lights. The main streets of the Vatican State are Via del Pellegrino and Via di Belvedere. Both streets have their starting point at St. Anna-Tor, the main entrance to the Vatican City.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the Vatican’s international license plate is:

V

Vatican State: Embassies

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Vatican City embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Embassy of the Vatican (the Holy See) in Germany

In 1920, based on an agreement between the Holy See and the German Empire, an Apostolic Nunciature was set up in Berlin. As a result, Eugenio Pacelli (9, later Pope Pius XII – nuncio in Munich since 1917 – was appointed the first nuncio at the seat of the imperial government. The building of the nunciature is located in Berlin-Neukölln directly next to the Catholic St. John’s basilica.

It should be mentioned that there are Apostolic Nunciatures – as permanent diplomatic representations of the Pope – have existed in German-speaking countries since the 16th century: for example since 1529 at the Imperial Court in Vienna, then in 1585 in Cologne and since 19784 in Munich.

Note

The diplomatic missions of the Vatican do not call themselves embassies, but nunciatures.

Apostolic Nunciature

Lilienthalstrasse 3 a

10965 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 61 62 40

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 61 62 43 00

Email: [email protected]

www.nuntiatur.de

German Embassy in the Vatican

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Holy See

Via di Villa Sacchetti 4-6

00197 Holy See – Rome

Tel: 003 906 – 80 95 11

Fax: 003 906 – 80 95 12 27

Web: www.vatikan.diplo.de

Austrian Embassy in the Vatican

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Austria to the Holy See

Via Reno 9

00198 Holy See- Rome

Tel: 003 906 – 853 725

Fax: 003 906 – 854 30 58

Email: [email protected]

The embassy is still responsible for San Marino

Embassy of the Vatican (the Holy See) in Austria

Apostolic Nunciature in Vienna

Theresianumgasse 31

1040 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 505 13 27

Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 505 61 40

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.nuntiatur.at

Embassy of Switzerland in the Vatican

Swiss representation for the Vatican

9-11 Rue de Varembé

1202 Geneva

Tel: 0041 – 22 – 749 24 24

Fax: 0041 – 22 – 749 24 37

E-Mail: [email protected]

Embassy of the Vatican (the Holy See) in Switzerland

Apostolic Nunciature in Bern

Thunstraße 60

3000 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 352 60 40

Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 352 50 64

Email: [email protected]