Dermatology in Germany has emerged as an interdisciplinary profession in the last few decades. Most subspecialities of dermatology require networking with other medical professions. This makes dermatology fascinating and versatile, but for beginners it may appear as well confusing. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for chronic wounds and venous or vascular diseases play an important role in dermatologic daily routine and are therefore essential for dermatologic training. However, phlebology is represented in a very variable way at the different dermatology clinics in Germany. The article points out the importance of phlebologic knowledge for specialized training in dermatology.