German in Germany
In Germany, medicine is only for sale at the pharmacy, and most medicines require a prescription with the exception of very common drugs such as aspirin. Pharmacies sell a small selection of beauty products, and most of them provide scales. The pharmacist is usualy available to take blood pressures. Hours of operation are similar to those of other stores, but in each district there is always one pharmacy open 24 hours a day. The name and address of the district’s emergency pharmacy can be found on a sign at the entrance of every pharmacy. When shopping at the emergency pharmacy, one can expect to pay an additional charge.