If you're planning to travel the world, you will no doubt need your passport, but do you know how powerful it is compared to those of other countries?
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When it comes to crossing international frontiers, German citizens enjoy the highest degree of mobility, according to the 2016 Visa Restrictions Index.
The annual list, compiled by London-based consulting firm Henley and Partners, ranks nations by how freely their citizens can travel, unencumbered by immigration red tape.
With a German passport you can enter 177 out of 218 countries and territories listed without needing to apply for a visa.
Sweden came a close second, allowing its citizens visa-free access to 176 countries, while the UK came in third place (sharing the spot with Finland, France, Italy and Spain), offering visa-free access to 175 countries.
And the "worst passports? Afghanistan came bottom of the list in 104th place. Afghan nationals are able to travel to just 25 countries without needing a visa. Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Syria rounded out the bottom five "worst countries".