Germantown is an unincorporated city in the Capital Region of Maryland.


Germantown is largely suburban in nature, and home to a major installation of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Panhandling is legal in Montgomery County, and as a result, homeless beggars and aggressive panhandlers are a common sight throughout the streets of Montgomery County, and especially even more so in Germantown. They usually congregate at intersection medians and on sidewalks, usually within walking distance of convenience stores.

Get in

By car

I-270 cuts through Germantown and is the principal point of entry. The main exit near the city center and Montgomery College is exit 15 for MD-118 Germantown Rd, with exit 16 MD-27 (Father Hurley Blvd) to the north and exit 13 Middlebrook Rd to the south. The other major road leading north from Gaithersburg is MD-355 (Frederick Rd), which was the principal route before the highway was constructed.

By plane

The nearest airport is the Montgomery County Airpark, 7940 Airpark Dr, ☎ +1 301 963-7100, +1-877-435-9424, in Gaithersburg—a public airport for those with their own jets. For those without, BWI outside Baltimore and Dulles in Northern Virginia are both major area airports, each about one hour away.

By train

Germantown has a station on the MARC Train commuter service's Brunswick Line, which stops at the corner of Liberty Mill Road and Mateny Hill Road

By bus

Montgomery County's Ride On Bus, serves Germantown with approximately 20 bus routes, and operates a major transit hub in Germantown, known as the Germantown Transit Center.

Get around

You'll want to have a car in these parts, although it certainly is possible, and not at all difficult, to travel around on the Ride On Buses.






Most hotels in this area cater to long-term guests on business.

Go next

Routes through Germantown

Hagerstown via Frederick  W  E  Gaithersburg Washington, D.C.
Martinsburg Boyds  NW  SE  Gaithersburg Washington, D.C.

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