Emergency Numbers

If you are in need of an urgent medical treatment at night or during the weekend, you are advised to go to the Notaufnahme (Accident and Emergency Unit) in the nearest hospital. In case you are in an extreme condition, you can also call an emergency doctor (Notarzt).

A list of emergency doctors is available in the local newspapers in the emergency medical service section (Ärztlicher Notdienst or Ärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst). You can also call any doctor in your area; they generally have an automatic answering service which can provide you with the number of doctors on call.

You should also acquaint yourself with certain emergency numbers in Germany:

Service Telephone
Service Telephone
Police (Polizei) 110
Fire Service (Feuerwehr) 112
Ambulance (Rettungswagen) 112
Air Ambulance 0711 707 070
Rescue Service (and ambulance) 192 22
International medical emergency service 030 3100 3222
030 3100 3243
Pan-European emergency number 112

The white kilometre stones or posts on the side of motorways, highways or secondary roads point to the direction of the nearest available emergency phone booth. You can use these booths free of charge to call the relevant authority. These emergency numbers can also be reached from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone) free of charge.

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