Here’s a quick guide to emergency services here in Stuttgart. After all, there’s no time to waste when you’re in an urgent situation!
Germany doesn’t use 911. The two most important numbers you should know are 112 and 110.
Call for emergency medical assistance, an ambulance, a rescue, and the fire brigade. This number works all over Europe.
Call to reach the police and report accidents. This number is specific to Germany.
Medical emergency services
If you need medical assistance outside of normal office hours but it’s not life threatening, you can call the following number:
This number is in operation Monday-Thursday 19:00 to 7:00, and Friday 14:00 until Monday 7:00. It also operates 24 hours a day holidays.
To call an ambulance for a situation that’s not life-threatening, use this number:
You can also go the Marienhospital without an appointment Monday-Thursday 19:00 to 7:00, Friday 14:00 to 7:00, and 7:00 to 1:00 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. They have the largest emergency room in the Stuttgart area. You can also check this overview of local hospitals for other options.
For a complete list of medical emergency services, including ER, children’s doctors, and dentists, visit this site in German.
You can also read more about healthcare in Germany.
If you need a pharmacy at a time when most pharmacies are closed you can search here for which pharmacies are operating as emergency pharmacies.
If you experience a power outage, you can call Stuttgart Netze Betrieb GmbH 24 hours a day, including on holidays.
+49 800 4804 409
If you’re dealing with a burst water pipe, you can call this helpline 24 hours a day, including on holidays:
+49 800 3629 497
Other Emergency Services
Emergency veterinary service can be reached every day from 6:00 to 22:00
Pets: +49 711 216 91900
Strays: +49 711 216 88913
A more exhaustive resource of emergency services (in German) can be found on Stuttgart’s website.