Living in Heidelberg

Heidelberg is one of the most popular cities in Germany. Here, we have some assembled some information for you - practical as well as general - about living here.


It is highly recommended that you choose a general practitioner as your family practitioner ("Hausarzt"), who would then be available for check-ups, for emergency consultations and for referrals to specialists. Best practice for finding a good doctor is to ask your colleagues for a recommendation.

If you have public health insurance (cf. our page on health insurance), it is mandatory that you see your family practitioner (or any other general practitioner) to obtain a specialist referral. If you have to consult a doctor, you may ask your colleagues for a recommendation or have a look here:

Usually, you will need to make an appointment with the doctor's office, and present your health insurance card on the day of your visit. If you urgently need help outside the regular opening hours, or if you need to go to a hospital, please have a look here:

Useful emergency phone numbers

  • General emergencies, police: 110
  • Medical emergencies and fire: 112
  • Poison center for Baden-Wurttemberg: 0761 - 19 240



Wohnland Breitwieser, 69126 Heidelberg, Hertzstraße 8
IKEA, 69190 Walldorf, Josef-Reiert-Straße 9
IKEA, 68307 Mannheim, Frankenthaler Straße 123
XXXLutz, 68309 Mannheim, Spreewaldallee 40
MÖBELUM, 69123 Heidelberg, Grenzhöfer Weg 31
Möbel AS, 69207 Sandhausen, Robert-Bosch-Straße 2

Second Hand

Kaufhaus "bric + brac" und ifa-Möbelmarkt, 69126 Heidelberg, Fabrikstrasse 28
Quoka online
Caritas Mannheim online

Flea Markets

Flea Markets in Heidelberg



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