Living in Bavaria

There are situations where you need help very quickly. In Bavaria, there's always a helping hand at your side.

It would be best for you to print out the following numbers and have them ready at home and to store them on your telephone. Here, you'll receive help around the clock in cases of emergency.

Important notice

All emergency numbers are free of charge and can be reached around the clock! You don't require a prefix code for emergency numbers and can also reach them using a mobile telephone with no credit left on it. Do not hesitate to call!

You are the victim of a criminal offence, or you have witnessed a crime? Call the police immediately. You can trust police officers, they will help you:


In case of fire, this is the number to dial:



You should call this number when someone is severely ill or injured:


If things aren't that bad: The on-call physician service in Bavaria (ärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst Bayern) provides you with information on physicians and practices that are on-duty. So that you don't have to go without medical assistance on weekends and on holidays:

116 117

The State of Bavaria's poison control centre provides assistance in cases of poisoning:

089 19240

Lost your bank or credit card? You can have your Maestro / EC Cards, bank cards and money cards blocked around the clock:

116 116

Children and young adult helpline

For children and young adults with worries in school or problems in the family, it's best they call the helpline for children and young adults:

0800/111 0 333

Telephone counselling

You are desperate and don't know how you'll go on? The telephone counselling staff will counsel you - also anonymously:

0800/111 0 111


0800/111 0 222