In my life... I've known and/or seen exactly one person killed by gunshot. In that case it was self-inflicted. An elderly cancer patient who shot himself in the face with a shotgun and came in to the hospital where I worked. I didn't know him personally but I registered him. That's it and my life is probably at least half over. I did know someone at Virginia Tech who was there during that massacre. The gunman tried to get in to her room and failed. She wasn't shot.
Anyway, point is, it's not as bad as some people would like you to believe.
There's no one right answer.
In Athens airport, there were signs that said something along the lines of "Watch yourself, terrorism happens here."
Do you mean "stay cool"?
If you would like to know travel alerts and possibly similar data, check with the equivalent government agency in Germany. Wikipedia suggests this is a good place to start: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/reise-und-sicherheitshinweise/uebersicht-navi
(And you can check the footnotes for websites for other countries' travel departments: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel_warning)
Wait a minute. I think Im gonna go comment on a largest cities in Europe quiz and ask why its so euro-centric.
(I'll understand if I'm asked me to leave the site now)
(and some not mentioned in this quiz: North Korea, China, Iran, Iraq
The only people I know who have gone to Iraq go there for work. Mostly teachers. Though I know one guy who was volunteering to fight with the Kurds.
Jamaica is a popular vacation destination.
The people I know who have gone to North Korea did so because it's different and difficult to get in to and they wanted a novel experience.
The people I know who went to Iran, and there are a bunch, did so not because they saw it as dangerous- sort of the opposite. They wanted to somehow stick it to American conservatives or patriotic Westerners who characterize Iran as dangerous. They travel around and blog about how *amazing* it is and how friendly all the people are. They see themselves as brave cultural pioneers, as if nobody has ever traveled to Iran before. I know dozens of these people. I think they're silly. Though I'd like to visit Iran myself.
China? Really? Dangerous?
In other words, *every* country that receives more than 100,000 American tourists per year is safe or close enough.