I am currently studying here (MBA) and can only conceal carry a Spyderco UK Pen knife and a tiny bottle pepper spray that is barely legal. God do I miss all of my handguns! Nonetheless, it is very safe here and the cops are well armed with Heckler & Koch P2000 in .40 S&W or Heckler & Koch MP5 carbines and drive around in BMW or VW patrols. Some of them also carry Walther P99 or Heckler & Koch P7 in 9mm. They are very professional, abundant, well paid and trained so that is a relief. Nonetheless, I know better than to let my guard down so I have my sharp as a razor Spyderco knife and pepper spray always with me in case SHTF. I know, my "in case SHTF" gear in Germany is a pocket knife and pepper spray. How crappy is that? Normally my SHTF gear would be my Mossberg 590A1 9 shot 12 gauge and an HK45 semi-auto pistol in .45 Auto. So at first I felt weird in Germany.
I am originally from Costa Rica and that is where I have my CCW license and I carry 24/7. The crime there is very bad due to drug trafficking and ilegal immigration from Nicaragua, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Haiti. When I go home on vacation, I am always packing heat at 4 o'clock with a S&W 442 as BUG in my front right pocket inside a Desantis Nemesis holster and a Spyderco Military clipped on my weak side pocket.