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WGT - Emergency Help

Police / Ambulance / Fire Department

In the event of robbery, theft or other offences, the police can be called at 110 (Fire brigade and ambulance can be reached via the same number)

In the event of an accident of any kind, the emergency number to dial is 112, This number is always available even without being connected to your provider. 

When you call the emergency phone number you will be asked the following questions (Police and Doctors or Medics are able to speak German and English)

  • WHAT - What has happened? (Accident, e.g. with casualties, seriousness of the injuries, burglary)

  • WHERE - Where did it happen? (Town / street)

  • WHEN - When did it happen? (Date / time of day)

  • HOW MANY - Number of injured or involved persons

  • WHO - Who is calling? (Your name, your address and telephone number)

  • For less urgent matters and if you require information please contact the police station responsible in your area or approach a nearby police officer.

The police station in Leipzig is located to the rear of the Novotel, close to the old Ibis Hotel and opposite the Irish Bar. If you walk up Ritterstraße (with the Novotel behind you) then you will see the  police station half way up on the right hand side. There are normally a couple of police cars parked outside across the road.

Police Leipzig: +49 341 961 0390
For Fire or Ambulance Emergency ring: 112



Healthcare facilities in Leipzig are excellent, and if you are a citizen of an EU country, you will be entitled to free emergency healthcare as long as you can produce a (UK) Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). Non EU citizens are not entitled to free healthcare and additional medical cover is also highly recommended, as should the unforeseen happen, medical bills can be extremely high. If possible take your medical insurance details to the hospital/clinic if you need medical care.

In case of accidents or illnesses that do not require an ambulance but still require medical help, the Notaufnahme or a doctor should be consulted. The Notaufnahme (Emergency Room) is manned at all times, doctors prepare emergency services for weekends, holidays or at night, which are then also available 24 hours a day.


In Leipzig those emergency services can be found under:

The Emergency Rooms (Notaufnahme) which are open 24h a day are usually within a Hospital. The Hospitals with Emergency Rooms are:

Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

Liebigstraße 20, Building No. 4

04103 Leipzig


Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig

Delitzscher Str. 141

04129 Leipzig


Diakonissenkrankenhaus Leipzig

Georg-Schwarz-Straße 49

04177 Leipzig

St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Leipzig

Biedermannstraße 84

04277 Leipzig


Helios Park-Klinikum Leipzig

Strümpellstraße 41

04289 Leipzig

I have provided the name and address of various Embassy's (or representatives) and Consulates that are located in Berlin. If you require help it is advised to phone first for a possible appointment, or for more serious matters turn up in person with your passport. If you have lost your passport I would advise taking as much personal information with you as possible (flight tickets etc) to prove your identity.
A full list of Embassies can be found by clicking on the picture >>>


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